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2010 Boston Underground Film Festival: More Titles Announced

By Mike Everleth ⋅ February 11, 2010

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Last week, the Underground Film Journal had the exclusive news about the first picks of the 12th annual Boston Underground Film Festival, including Opening Night film Love Exposure (Ai no mukidashi). This week, I have a couple more selections to add to the list, including the Closing Night film.

The Closing Night film is one we’re especially excited about here at the Underground Film Journal. It’s the first feature film from notorious underground filmmakers Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani called Amer. I’ve reviewed a pair of Cattet and Forzani’s earlier short films, La Fin de Notre Amour and Catharsis, which appeared on DVDs from Montreal’s Cinema Abattoir, the world’s finest purveyor of transgressive filmmaking. Those two short films are a pair of devastatingly brutal and violent — and beautiful — works of art.

Amer is about a young woman with strangely erotic and violent fantasies. The trailer doesn’t give much away, but it looks stunningly beautiful. You can also find out more about the film from its official website.

Two other films screening at BUFF this year are:

Must Love Death, directed by Andreas Schaap, is a twisted combination of a romantic comedy and a torture porn flick. A heartbroken man decides to commit suicide, so he joins a group that will help him do the deed. However, it turns out one member of the group is actually a torturous, murderous psychopath trolling for new victims.The film previously screened at the 2009 Spooky Movie Film Festival.

Watch the trailer:

Then there’s The Life and Death of a Porno Gang, directed by Mladen Djordjevic, a Serbian film about a frustrated film director who falls in with an oddball group of pornographers who travel across the country putting on sexy and violent performances.

Watch the trailer:

The full lineup for the Boston Underground Film Festival, with screening times, should be up on the Underground Film Journal in the next couple of weeks. But, so far, this seems like a really twisted edition of the fest this year. Oh, if I lived in Boston …

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