OPENING GALA: MANDY

MANDY_STILL_01Director: Panos Cosmatos | USA/Belgium | 2018 | 121 mins

Chainsaws at the ready, it’s payback time…

Red (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy (Andrea Risborough) are deeply in love. They live in a dreamlike state of seclusion, a secret world where their bond transcends their earthly existence. But their world is violently shattered when a local cult leader sets his sights on Mandy as his newest recruit, and orders that she be kidnapped from her home by his gang of Cenobite-esque bikers (Cenobikers, if you will), leaving a heartbroken Red to face the devastating consequences that follow.

Nicolas Cage’s infamous performance style reaches new, cocaine-crazed heights in this blood-soaked, psychedelic revenge thriller. Hypnotic and dizzyingly stylised with a thundering score, MANDY is a deeply surreal, visual experience which will leave you breathless.

Screening with CHOWBOYS + RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIM