GRIMMFEST 2021

FACELESS & WE'RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD'S FAIR

Expired October 16, 2021 10:30 PM
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After a gruesome attack, George wakes up in a hospital room with total memory loss, the recipient of a full-face transplant. Plagued by flashbacks and uncertain what is real and what is imaginary, he struggles to recover his sense of self. But the only way he can find out who he is is to confront the demons that brought him to this place..


Grimmfest says: One of the wilder, weirder, more WTF films at this year's festival, this one truly defies easy categorisation. A baroque and bloody blend of classic noir tropes, bare-knuckled blackly-comic Bukowskian barroom romance, Michael Creighton style medical malpractice thriller, and Cronenbergian body horror, with unexpected, oneiric Lynchian flourishes and a title borrowed from one of Jess Franco's more notorious shockers, it's a jolting, jarring, genre-hopping, utterly unique experience, a plate-spinning exercise in startling tonal shifts and discomforting narrative developments, all the more unsettling due to the generally understated approach, and the nuanced, naturalistic performances of Brendan Sexton III and Grimmfest favourite Alex Essoe (STARRY EYES, HOMEWRECKER), which ground the ever more fast and furious twists and increasingly bizarre and grotesque events in a recognisable human reality – kind of – right up to their queasy and uneasy final confrontation. We guarantee you've never seen anything quite like it.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    97 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    European Premiere
  • Rating
    18
  • Director
    Marcel Sarmiento
  • Screenwriter
    Ed Dougherty, Marcel Sarmiento, Freddie Villacci
  • Producer
    Grant Fitch, Warren Ostergard, Nick Chandler, Martin Guigui, Michael Brickman
  • Cast
    Alex Essoe, Brendan Sexton III, Terry Serpico, Cullen Moss
  • Cinematographer
    Harry Lipnick
  • Editor
    Phillip Blackford