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2010 Lausanne Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

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The 9th annual Lausanne Underground Film Festival may just run for a mere five days in Switzerland on Oct. 20-24, but it hits with the force of a 10p-ton megaton bomb over that time period, packing in so much mind-boggling underground madness it’ll make your head explode.

Every year, the fest feels like 5 or 6 festivals crammed into one. There’s the fest that pays homage to the history of experimental filmmaking, there are the retrospectives of several cult festivals, a feature film competition section, a short film competition section and more.

Three filmmakers are especially getting major retrospective love this year. First, there’s legendary Canadian experimental filmmaker Michael Snow who will be in attendance at screenings of his classic films Wavelength, <–> and La région centrale, plus several of his other short films.

Also being feted are German extreme horror filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit, who will attend screenings of his classic Nekromantik, Schramm and more. And then there’s the retrospective of Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, who will be screening Surviving Life, Alice, Faust and more.

The feature film competition section will screen some of the hit films that have been making a major impression on the underground film festival rounds this year, such as Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers, Mladen Djordjevic‘s Life and Death of a Porno Gang,  and Park Bench’s The Death of Alice Blue.

Meanwhile, the short film competition section is broken into three sections, Fictional, Animation and Experimental, and will have new films by Bill Plympton, Thorstein Fleisch, Reynold Reynolds, Zachary Epcar, Steve Cossman and more.

And all that is just scratching the surface of this amazing festival. The full lineup of films screening is below, but for more info and to double-check I got my times right, please visit the official Lausanne Underground Film Festival website.

Oct. 20

6:30 p.m.: Nekromantik, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

6:30 p.m.: Schramm, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

8:30 p.m.: Surviving Life, dir. Jan Svankmajer

8:30 p.m.: Surviving Life, dir. Jan Svankmajer

8:30 p.m.: Nekromantik 2, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

8:30 p.m.: The Death King, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

10:30 p.m.: Nekromantik, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

10:30 p.m.: Schramm, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

Oct 21

4:15 p.m.: Modus Operandi, dir. Frankie Latina

6:15 p.m.: Alice, dir. Jan Svankmajer

6:15 p.m.: We Don’t Care About Music Anyway, dir. Cédric Dupire, Gaspard Kuentz. A documentary portrait of Tokyo’s vibrant avant-garde music scene from radical turntablism to classical instrument hijacking.

6:15 p.m.: Wound, dir. David Blyth

6:15 p.m.: “Fiction Short Films”
Sour Milk, dir. Andrew Hustwaite
AU, dir. Vicent Gisbert
The Salariat in Parts, dir. Zachary Epcar (Read the review)
Corto, dir. Dairo Cervantes Duque
Fata Morgana, dir. Aleksey Andrianov
You’re the Stranger Here, dir. Tom Geens
The Falconer, dir. Micah Robert Barber
Massacrator, dir. Pierre Ayotte
Incubus, dir. Johan Planefeldt

6:30 p.m.: Nekromantik 2, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

6:30 p.m.: The Death King, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

8:15 p.m.: You Killed the Underground Film or the Real Meaning of Kunst bleibt… bleibt…, dir. Wlihelm Hein

8:30 p.m.: Wavelength, dir. Michael Snow
Screening with:
<–>, dir. Michael Snow

8:30 p.m.: Schramm, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

8:30 p.m.: Forbidden Paris, dir. Jean Louis Van Belle

8:30 p.m.: The Whale Hunt, dir. Mr. Bourgois

10:30 p.m.: Crazy Girls in Heat, dir. Michel Barny & Frédéric Lansac

10:30 p.m.: Nekromantik 2, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

10:30 p.m.: The Death King, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

10:30 p.m.: Life and Death of a Porno Gang, dir. . In ’90s-era Serbia, a film school graduate joins up with a group of artists to form a traveling porno cabaret act. To make some extra cash, the gang eventually start producing real snuff films for the black market.

10:30 p.m.: “Experimental Short Films”
Phagocyte, dir. Laurie Colson
M, dir. Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Essence, dir. Irena Paskali
Dromosphere, dir. Thorsten Fleisch
Scape, dir. James Snazell
My Apologies, dir. Andreas Goldfuss
Magnificent 4, dir. Stéphane Broc
Ironwood, dir. Richard Tuohy
Drift, dir. Christina von Greve
Tusslemuscle, dir. Steve Cossman
Proon, dir. Sara Tocchetti
2) Secret Machine, dir. Reynold Reynolds

Oct. 22

4:30 p.m.: Forbidden Paris, dir. Jean Louis Van Belle

6:15 p.m.: Perverse et docile, dir. Jean Louis Van Belle
Screening with:
L’Ascension de Julien Picard, dir. Jean Louis Van Belle

6:15 p.m.: Grow Live Monsters, dir. Cary Loren
Screening with:
Shake a Lizard Tail or Rust Belt Rump, dir. Cary Loren

6:15 p.m.: Trash Humpers, dir. Harmony Korine. A group of elderly thugs inflict chaos in their sleepy neighborhood town.

6:30 p.m.: Wound, dir. David Blyth

8:15 p.m.: Lemmy, dir. Greg Olliver & Wes Orshovski

8:30 p.m.: Conspirators of Pleasure, dir. Jan Svankmajer

8:30 p.m.: Nekromantik 2, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

8:30 p.m.: “5 Short Films by Michael Snow”
New York Eye and Ear Control
Standard Time
One Second in Montreal
Side Seat Paintings Slides Sound Film
Breakfast (Table Top Dolly)

8:30 p.m.: The Death King, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

8:30 p.m.: Doppelprojektionen I-V, dir. Birgit & Wilhelm Hein
Screening with:
Materialfilme II & III, dir. Wilhelm Hein

10:30 p.m.: House of Love, dir. Andrée Marchand

10:30 p.m.: Schramm, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

10:30 p.m.: The Death of Alice Blue, dir. Park Bench. A woman is thrilled that she lands a great new job, but she’s not so thrilled when she discovers she’s working for vampires.

10:30 p.m.: “Animation Short Films”
Skylight, dir. David Baas
The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger, dir. Bill Plympton
She Who Measures (Ona koja mjeri), dir. Veljko Popovic
Oranus, dir. Girlin Bassovskaja
Amourette, dir. Maja Gehrig
Gift, dir. Seong-Young Kim
Deus ex machina, dir. Roman Urodovskikh
CannibAlien, dir. Kaichi Sato
A Royal Nightmare, dir. Alex Budovsky
Backward, dir. Aaron Hughes

Oct. 23

2:30 p.m.: Trash Humpers, dir. Harmony Korine. A group of elderly thugs inflict chaos in their sleepy neighborhood town.

4:15 p.m.: Lunacy, dir. Jan Svankmajer

4:30 p.m.: Pervertissima, dir. Jean Louis Van Belle

4:30 p.m.: We Don’t Care About Music Anyway, dir. Cédric Dupire, Gaspard Kuentz. A documentary portrait of Tokyo’s vibrant avant-garde music scene from radical turntablism to classical instrument hijacking.

4:30 p.m.: The Death of Alice Blue, dir. Park Bench. A woman is thrilled that she lands a great new job, but she’s not so thrilled when she discovers she’s working for vampires.

6:15 p.m.: You Killed the Underground Film or the Real Meaning of Kunst bleibt… bleibt…, dir. Wlihelm Hein

6:15 p.m.: The Sadist With Red Teeth, dir. Jean-Louis Van Belle

6:15 p.m.: I’m Gonna Do It Until the Day I Die, dir. Dale Peterson & Coleman Weinberg
Screening with:
Strange Früt: Rock Apocrypha, dir. Cary Loren

6:15 p.m.: “Fiction Short Films”
Sour Milk, dir. Andrew Hustwaite
AU, dir. Vicent Gisbert
The Salariat in Parts, dir. Zachary Epcar (Read the review)
Corto, dir. Dairo Cervantes Duque
Fata Morgana, dir. Aleksey Andrianov
You’re the Stranger Here, dir. Tom Geens
The Falconer, dir. Micah Robert Barber
Massacrator, dir. Pierre Ayotte
Incubus, dir. Johan Planefeldt

6:30 p.m.: The Death King, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

6:30 p.m.: Modus Operandi, dir. Frankie Latina

8:15 p.m.: La région centrale, dir. Michael Snow

8:30 p.m.: Nekromantik 2, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

8:30 p.m.: Schramm, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

8:30 p.m.: Perverse et docile, dir. Jean Louis Van Belle
Screening with:
L’Ascension de Julien Picard, dir. Jean Louis Van Belle

8:30 p.m.: Rubber, dir. Quentin Dupieux

10:30 p.m.: Rien que… par derrière, dir. Norbet Terry

10:30 p.m.: Nekromantik 2, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

10:30 p.m.: The Death King, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

10:30 p.m.: Life and Death of a Porno Gang, dir. . In ’90s-era Serbia, a film school graduate joins up with a group of artists to form a traveling porno cabaret act. To make some extra cash, the gang eventually start producing real snuff films for the black market.

Oct. 24

3:15 p.m.: Rameau’s Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen, dir. Michael Snow

4:30 p.m.: The Sadist With Red Teeth, dir. Jean-Louis Van Belle

10:30 p.m.: “Animation Short Films”
Skylight, dir. David Baas
The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger, dir. Bill Plympton
She Who Measures (Ona koja mjeri), dir. Veljko Popovic
Oranus, dir. Girlin Bassovskaja
Amourette, dir. Maja Gehrig
Gift, dir. Seong-Young Kim
Deus ex machina, dir. Roman Urodovskikh
CannibAlien, dir. Kaichi Sato
A Royal Nightmare, dir. Alex Budovsky
Backward, dir. Aaron Hughes

6:15 p.m.: Grow Live Monsters, dir. Cary Loren
Screening with:
Shake a Lizard Tail or Rust Belt Rump, dir. Cary Loren

6:15 p.m.: Doppelprojektionen I-V, dir. Birgit & Wilhelm Hein
Screening with:
Materialfilme II & III, dir. Wilhelm Hein

6:30 p.m.: Faust, dir. Jan Svankmajer

6:30 p.m.: Schramm, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

6:30 p.m.: Pervertissima, dir. Jean Louis Van Belle

6:15 p.m.: I’m Gonna Do It Until the Day I Die, dir. Dale Peterson & Coleman Weinberg
Screening with:
Strange Früt: Rock Apocrypha, dir. Cary Loren

8:30 p.m.: Nekromantik 2, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

8:30 p.m.: The Death King, dir. Jörg Buttgereit

8:30 p.m.: Lemmy, dir. Greg Olliver & Wes Orshovski

10:30 p.m.: “Experimental Short Films”
Phagocyte, dir. Laurie Colson
M, dir. Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Essence, dir. Irena Paskali
Dromosphere, dir. Thorsten Fleisch
Scape, dir. James Snazell
My Apologies, dir. Andreas Goldfuss
Magnificent 4, dir. Stéphane Broc
Ironwood, dir. Richard Tuohy
Drift, dir. Christina von Greve
Tusslemuscle, dir. Steve Cossman
Proon, dir. Sara Tocchetti
2) Secret Machine, dir. Reynold Reynolds

6:15 p.m.: “Fiction Short Films”
Sour Milk, dir. Andrew Hustwaite
AU, dir. Vicent Gisbert
The Salariat in Parts, dir. Zachary Epcar (Read the review)
Corto, dir. Dairo Cervantes Duque
Fata Morgana, dir. Aleksey Andrianov
You’re the Stranger Here, dir. Tom Geens
The Falconer, dir. Micah Robert Barber
Massacrator, dir. Pierre Ayotte
Incubus, dir. Johan Planefeldt

10:30 p.m.: Erotic Middle Age, dir. Maxime Debest

10:30 p.m.: Schramm, dir. Jörg Buttgereit


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