UK News: Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Here Comes The Devil to open Raindance

Posted on September 4, 2012 by Ben

by Ben Bussey

London’s Raindance Festival have just announced the programme for their 20th festival, and the opening film is a Mexican horror from a filmmaker we’ve long been aware of here at BaH: Adrian Garcia Bogliano, director of Cold Sweat and co-director of Penumbra. (Regretably I’ve yet to see either, but Marc was impressed with both – click the titles above to see his reviews.) Here Comes The Devil will have its UK premiere on 26th September, within the same month it screens at both the Toronto Film Festival and Fantastic Fest in Austin.

Raindance describe the film thus: “a powerful fantasy horror from Mexico. Shot in Tijuana, a married couple lose their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they used to be and that something terrifying has changed them. The Opening Night afterparty will feature band The Real Tuesday Weld which The Sunday Times calls: “beautiful…giddily recalls Gainsbourg, Pulp, Cole Porter, early Disney soundtracks and seedy postwar revue bars” and received their Album of the Week.”

As you might expect the overall festival line-up – which you can read in full here – is an agreeably diverse selection of international films in all manner of formats and genres. One particular tidbit, completely unrelated to Here Comes The Devil, that might be of interest to BaH readers: “In addition, Raindance will welcome American novelist and journalist Chuck Palahniuk to the festival, best known for writing Fight Club. Palahniuk will introduce his short film Romance which is based on one of his stories as well as host a fund-raising dinner for the Independent Film Trust (IFT), the UK charity which works to promote the cause of independent film-making.”

The Raindance Film Festival runs from Wednesday 26th September to Sunday 7th October 2012 at London’s Apollo Cinema, West End, 19 Lower Regent St, SW1Y 4LR. Book tickets at www.raindance.org, and check out the official festival trailer below.

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