To Your Last Death
Jason Axinn | United States | 2019 | 93 min | EN | CS sub
One of the “delicacies” of our midnight screenings is the feature debut of American director Jason Axinn, author of many short films and commissions. He enters the field of feature films with a film that skilfully balances between sci-fi, gangster film, horror movie and computer game while still managing to parody them all. Troubled but earnest Miriam DeKalb runs a non-profit which promotes global peace initiatives. This is in reaction to her estranged father – billionaire sociopath war profiteer and all-around sick bastard Cyrus DeKalb. When he learns he is dying, Cyrus calls Miriam and her three siblings together, ostensibly to discuss his will. However, what he actually has planned is to pronounce judgment on them all. They are, in his view, traitors, and he has elaborate death traps planned for each of them. Miriam barely survives. Her brothers and sister are not so lucky. Unbeknownst to them, a race of intergalactic gamblers, who wager on human conflicts as bloody sport, have chosen Miriam as the subject for their next game. Will the heroine live to see the closing credits? The author uses graphical screen division and exaggerated caricature to stylise his characters.
The film is screened with supporting film…
free seats: 74