A new Christmas movie is coming to the Alamo South Lamar on Dec 10th, and it's destined to be a classic. Thankfully, this time it isn't some poppycock love story about snowy British people or the quaint suburban fantasy of a masochistic nebbish. Those movies have their places in our heart, for sure, and will endure forever. But they've been done. We've already seen people fall in love just in time to exchange presents. What we haven't seen is a frenzied caper about the violent kidnapping of Kris Kringle. Enter RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE, the Fantastic Fest 2010 favorite that is going to become the next Cult Christmas Classic.
The film was born from brothers Jalmari and Juuso Helander, who have been described as "like the brothers Grimm meeting the brothers Coen." The concept first appeared in a series of short films, RARE EXPORTS INC. and RARE EXPORTS INC. - SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. Let these things rile you up:
RARE EXPORTS the film is a prequel to these shorts, presenting the history of the Santa hunting trade and filling us all with Christmas spirit in the process.
If you like your Christmas movies full of gore, RARE EXPORTS is going to set you oozing with glee. Touted by the Village Voice as "the best anti-Christmas Christmas movie since Bad Santa," and described by TimeOut London as "a true Christmas treat for naughty children of all ages," RARE EXPORTS is not to be missed this holiday season.