84 minutes – United Kingdom 2021 – Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
Starring: Niamh Algar, Michael Smiley and Nicholas Burns
Britain, 1985. Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the damaging effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye-gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.
Dreams Can’t Hurt You (5 minutes, directed by Chris O’Neill): Images and sounds of a vintage movie trailer are corrupted and warped into a bizarre experimental art piece of heightened intensity: the results are weird, sinister and humorous. This avant-garde short film, which received its world premiere at the Motel X film festival 2020, will support Censor.
|Thurs 28 Oct
|Fri 29 Oct
|Sat 30 Oct
1.05pm / 8.40pm
|Sun 31 Oct
Halloween @ Triskel
Triskel Arts Centre begins its Autumn cinema programme with a weekend of spills and chills for the halloween season. We have two of the most critically-acclaimed horror pictures of recent years (Censor and Possessor), Clive Barker’s 80s classic Hellraiser, and a double feature of the cult classic Phantasm and its sequel Phantasm II.