The hottest films of the autumn have their premiere at the Love & Anarchy festival in September. Oliver Stone’s new film SNOWDEN has stirred controversy even before the premiere. The film will be screened during the opening weekend of the festival.
It’s not like Oscar awarded director Oliver Stone hasn’t chosen controversial characters as his subjects before, but there is hardly anyone as debated as the whistleblower Edward Snowden is at the moment. After revealing the illegal extent of the spying done by NSA Snowden has been a hero for some and traitor for the others. In his film Stone digs deeper than the headlines to find out what made Snowden the man that we all know today. The festival screening will be opened by information security expert Mikko Hyppönen.
Spanish director J.A. Bayona became world famous with his debut feature film The Orphanage (L&A 2007). With his new film A MONSTER CALLS he returns to the deep depths of human mind where we all escape from time to time. Conor is a young boy whose mother is terminally ill. The heavy feeling of loss is momentarily pushed away as a monster appears and promises to tell three stories to Conor, but after those stories it is time to face the truth. The film is based on the Patrick Ness’ popular children’s novel.
Zombies are here to stay. THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is the latest newcomer to board in zombie bandwagon but it does it with more heart than most of the competitors. In the film it’s been a decade since people infected by mysterious fungus have started to change to human flesh craving zombies. However zombie children could hold the key to finding a vaccine for this zombie plague. The film asks important questions about humanity and its limits.
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