Highways’ Film Maudit 2.0 Festival showcases films and shorts that embrace a variety of different themes.
According to the Film Maudit 2.0 festival’s press release, the curators of the event are “inspired by Jean Cocteau’s original Festival du Film Maudit (‘cursed film’) which celebrated overlooked, shocking, and experimental films.”
Stay tuned for Picture This Post reviews of some festival highlights-- two of the shorts programs, High Tension and Psychedelic Sanatorium.
As a preview, Picture This Post writer Jamal Goodwin Jr. says, “High Tension is a collection of six short films where the stakes are high and where the protagonists sense a presence lurking behind the corner. From escaping a crashed plane to the woes of an artist, the shorts in High Tension keep our eyes glued to the screen.”
The High Tension program includes:
Picture This Post writer Alexis Leonard says, “Psychedelic Sanatorium is a collection of nine short films displaying bright and bizarre visuals and sounds. Psychedelic Sanatorium aims to be a stimulating combination of animated and live-action films, transporting us to intergalactic realities, dream sequences, and thrilling societies.”
The Psychedelic Sanatorium program includes: