David reluctantly pretends to be the manager of Hotel Poseidon, where fungus covers the walls and comments such as “faded glory” and “has seen better times” completely fall short to describe this establishment. He wanders the corridors of his personal Overlook Hotel like a zombie, being a passive spectator to what happens around him. Whether it’s clients without cash, his mother castrating him with her sharp tongue or the recently deceased aunt in the hallway whose pension kept the place going. David will gradually lose his balance and tumble into a waking nightmare, in which his hotel is transformed into an existential purgatory. With inner demons on the booze, lustful creatures tempting his lonely soul to sin and a big plunge into the proverbial metaphysical shithole, David can expect some strong comments on Trip Advisor. The unique theatrical universe of Abattoir Fermé, Belgium’s most provocative and transgressive theatre company, is brought to the big screen by its director Stef Lernous. Expect a series of nightmarish tableaus worthy of Hieronymus Bosch, with a visually insane main course that will make this darkly comical Lynchian trip a feast for cult movie lovers.
Chiel van Berkel,
Tine Van den Wyngaert,
Tania Van der Sanden & Steve Geerts
|Subtitles||EN, FR, NL|
|Competition(s)||White Raven Competition|