Undergods + Q&A
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Chino Moya, Producer Sophie Venner and Production Designer Marketa Korinkova.
An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline…. Undergods is a collection of darkly humorous, fantasy tales about failed societies and doomed fortune.
Two corpse collectors roam the desolate streets of an unknown city chatting humorously about their dreams in which a series of men see their worlds fall apart through a visit from an unexpected stranger.
With a distinct, pan European cast, Undergods is a singular, visual feast, blending the particular supernatural flavour of ‘80s anthology films, such as The Twilight Zone, the visual flair of ‘70s sci-fi epics, such as Stalker, with a touch of European, art-house sensibility.
Undergods journeys through disparate eras and realities fusing failed 20th Century utopias and 21st Century Ikea nightmares in an unsettlingly entertaining debut from director, Chino Moya, set to an original, synth score featuring ‘80s electronica.
As recent times bring disarray and isolation, this cautionary tale of societal collapse becomes ever more timely.
“What gives Undergods bite… is the strength of the performances” “the magnificent (Kate) Dickie steals the show” Mark Kermode’s Film of the Week, Observer New Review
★★★★ “A riptide of surrealism runs through Chino Moya’s ambitious debut feature”… “you’ve got to be heartened by the film’s commitment to originality.” Phil Hoad, Guardian
★★★★ “A nightmarish modern folktale of the strangest and highest order. Highly recommended” Radio Times
★★★★ “A cool and creative dystopian nightmare” The Hollywood News