New York Premiere
Dir. Gregor Schmidinger, Austria, 2019, 88 mins
Seeking escape from his drab life at home and at work in a slaughterhouse, Jakob retreats into online worlds in search of excitement. After making a connection with tight-torsoed Kristjan in a cam chatroom, Jakob ventures out to meet up in person, leading to a mind-bending journey to the center of the self that will irreparably alter both of their lives.
A twisted thriller about anxiety, grief, and loneliness, NEVRLAND defies expectations up to, and including, its wild conclusion. An absurd fusion of genres, Gregor Schmidinger’s startling and confident feature debut is an indescribable depiction of love, loss, and drug use in the Internet era.
Warning: Contains flashing images and strobe effects
Writer: Gregor Schmidinger
Cast: Simon Frühwirth, Paul Forman, Josef Heder
Presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.
Dir. Kenya Gillespie, USA, 2018, 0:09:41
An Asian-American high school football player confronts his deepest fears after an encounter with a mysterious figure.
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