Im Spinnwebhaus/The Spiderweb House

MARA EIBL-EIBESFELDT / 2015 / GERMANY / 92 MINUTES / CANADIAN PREMIERE / FILM RATING: PG

Already conditioned to living as an adult at the age of twelve, young Jonas becomes de facto head of the house when his single mother disappears one day and he is left to fend and provide for his two younger siblings. He vows to do his duty and keep the secret. At first he manages, but ultimately the struggle takes strange and sinister turns, as the home begins to take on the qualities of a haunted fairy-tale place, and the fears and fantasies of childhood collide with the intrusive realities of the world outside. With the lyrical tone of a contemporary but timeless fable, and visualized in expressionist shades of black and white, Im Spinnwebhaus spins its own web of dark magic.

Screening with STRANGE BIRD

ANOUK FOURTUNIER / 2015 / BELGIUM / 14 MINUTES

Seen through the loving eyes of his ten year old daughter, a man’s bipolar disorder appears very different from what the rest of the world sees.

Co-presented with Fantasia International Film Festival