Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thanatomorphose (2012) - Wins Best Film At Melbourne Underground Film Festival

Montréal, CANADA – THANATOFILMS, a subsidiary of Les productions Outofnowhere inc.,  is proud to announce that Thanatomorphose (Éric Falardeau, 100 minutes, HD) won the BEST FILM award (tie with Jugular by JJ DeCeglie) at the 14th Melbourne Underground Film Festival that took place in Melbourne, Australia (http://www.muff.com.au/winners.html#).

Written and directed by Éric Falardeau (Crépuscule, Coming Home, Purgatory), Thanatomorphose is a french word meaning the visible signs of an organism’s decomposition caused by death. One day, a young and beautiful girl a wakes up and finds her flesh rotting…

Thanatomorphose also won the BEST MOVIE award at the XXXI Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei (Spain) in 2012 and the BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS award at the A Night of Horror International Film Festival (Australia) earlier this year.

Director Éric Falardeau : «I can't tell how much I'm surprised and proud to win the Best Film award at MUFF. It cheers me up to see that the jury saw what is behind the gory premise. Thanks to the public for watching the film, the festival for having the guts to showing it and to the jury for the award.»

The MUFF provided «some relief from the unending assault of political correctness and the mediocre watering down of the arts with a jam packed program of violence, sex, drugs, wicked ideas, dreams, DIY aggressive and transgressive politics.» (from the festival director statement)

Thanatomorphose will be release later in 2013 on DVD in the UK and Australia trough Monster Pictures (www.monsterpictures.com.au) who said: “It’s a truly remarkable and original vision that we’re confident will blow audiences away – body horror is alive and well and we couldn’t be happier!”

Thanatomorphose stars Kayden Rose, Davyd Tousignant, Émile Beaudry, Karine Picard, Roch-Denis Gagnon, Éryka L. Cantieri, Pat Lemaire and Simon Laperrière.

“A claustrophobic, sickening, and oddly uplifting experience…” - All Things Horror

“Recalls some of Clive Barker’s best work and is a truly original debut.” - Behind the Couch

We reviewed the film in episode 182.

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