It’s back. LIAF’s annual walk on the wild side featuring the most twisted films to emerge this year. We dug deep to find the best and this is what you find when you go down that far. The ever-popular Late Night Bizarre programme is a bunch of anti-classics guaranteed to be as far away from Disney as it’s possible to get. A dirty fistful of 15 of the weirdest, wildest, most demented films hand-picked from the 2,400 entered.
Animation is such an unbridled artform and it unleashes some of the most unleashable imaginations on the planet. The temptation to ‘go wide’ is played out time and time again by these animators as they bring to the screen barely imaginable scenarios, crazy battling juxtapositions and boil-your-eyes imagery.
Expect a dependably depraved screening of animated specimens from the wrong side of the tracks including elusive ghosts inhabiting a woman’s dreams, an extinct ground sloth named Edith, AI madness, hideous specimens on a TV dating show and… the Beatles!
This is the second of two programmes tonight – the Music Video programme screens first at 7pm.
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Two Gracious Uncles Smooching to the Beat – Jon Dunleavy, UK
A deep meditation on the battle between A.I. and the Artist. Who will win, who will lose, who cares? Be brave. Make art.
2023 3’00 min
Flutz – Ryan McCown, USA
A rivalry between two figure skaters, their coaches and a witch.
2023 7’55 min
Bottled Insects – Gao Yuxin, Japan
In a mysterious pet market world, a girl who loves small animals lives alone. Her life is all about her pets, but little does she know that she has lost her sense of self in this world.
2023 9’10 min
Little Edy: Television (Episode 1) – Felipe Di Poi, USA
Little Edy is a mischievous little girl, and all she wants is to watch some TV.
2023 2’00 min
Vedriti – Nikita Meshcheryakov, Russia
While hiding from reality a woman reflects on the past and present. But the borders of reality are getting harder to find.
2023 11’15 min
What a Match – Björn Granberg Ahlmark, Sweden
In the tv show, ‘What a Match’ an old man and woman seek to find an answer to their longing and hope for deep love.
2023 5’10 min
Tongue – Yoshida Kaho, Canada/Japan
Tired of being talked at by men, a woman takes a sensual trip with unusual friends.
2022 2’00 min
The Final Nail in the Coffin – Conor Kehelly, Ireland
A mother and son are stuck. A father is obsessing over a plank of wood in his living room. A businessman is looking for a lost hammer.
2023 9’50 min
I Wish all of My Wishes Would Come True – Noga Tendler, Israel
Beyond troubles, beyond shapes. When I close my eyes a realm of dreams awakes.
2023 4’00 min
Hills for the Head – Hyun Kim, USA
A man is forced to run by his therapist and faces the physical and mental hurdles of a marathon.
2023 5’05 min
Cod ‘n’ Chips: Beatles AI – Dog & Rabbit, UK
Paul McCartney announced he is using artificial intelligence to help finish the last ever Beatles song. This film (maybe) answers the question, ‘Could there ever be a digital Beatles?’
2023 1’45 min
Edith and the Tall Child – Kohana Wilson, Japan/USA
A film about gender dysphoria, trans memory and hair.
2023 6’50 min
Little Edy (Episode 2) – Felipe Di Poi, USA
Little Edy, a weird little girl with weird abilities, helps her friend Banjo exit his videogame addiction and try to interact with other people.
2023 3’00 min
Spring – Pernille Kjaer, Denmark
In a farmhouse a woman tries to lure the resident house spirit – a mischievous Nisse – with offerings of food. Spring is just around the corner, but winter’s chill still lingers.
2023 12’30 min
This film is not included in our online programme
All is Lost – Carla Pereira & Juanfran Jacinto, Spain
The Pérez family are an almost normal family, although their behaviour is somewhat dysfunctional. The couple plans to fertilise an egg she laid last night.
2022 7’00 min
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