Final Girls Berlin Film Festival June '17 Edition - Page 3
Welcome to the second edition of Final Girls Berlin Film Festival ‘17!
All of the horror films you’ll see here were directed, written, and/or
produced by women and non-binary filmmakers.
We believe that horror is a beautiful, messy, and fruitful means of
resistance, as well as a visceral medium for exploring ills and
incongruities, whether internal, interpersonal, or societal. The films we’re
presenting relish in various forms of resistance: deconstructing or
decimating traditional representations of women in film; blurring bodily
boundaries; highlighting the perversions lurking within the nuclear family
structure; twisting and contorting the conventions of romance; painting
bloody portraits of revenge… Sometimes this resistance takes the form of
unbridled and unapologetic fantasy, no matter how ugly.
These women and non-binary horror-makers are powerful, ass-
kicking agents of chaos and disruption who deserve to be celebrated.
Our mission is to bring these filmmakers and their largely unseen bloody
gems to Berlin’s feminist horror-loving spectators. While you’re here, don’t
forget to check out the horror talks/workshops and art exhibition in the
Moviemento lounge, where we’ll also be selling our ghastly and much-
coveted FGB T-shirts.
We look forward to serving you a tasty array of thrills, chills, kills,
ills, and terror-packed film bills!!!
--Sara Neidorf, co-director of Final Girls
Friday, 9 June 2017
Friday, 9 June 2017
18:00 Shorts Program 1 - Mommy Issues
Cinema loves to paint mothers as saints, the epitome of womanhood,
even as selfless warriors who would sacrifice themselves for their
children. These mommies, on the other hand, aren’t handling the
pressure so well. We can’t all be mother of the year…
An introverted mother’s worst fears are amplified
when she is seemingly stalked by the feral children
living in the woods surrounding her home.
Written & Directed by Aislinn Clarke, UK, 2016