Film Comment Selects 2013

Here Comes the Devil

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Here Comes the Devil
Adrián García Bogliano, 97
Mexico/USA | 97 minutes

New York Premiere!

In Adrián García Bogliano’s unnerving, bracingly lo-fi chiller, a Mexican family outing goes bad when two children disappear overnight and return strangely altered by their misadventure. Although this is the sixth feature by unpredictable Argentinean genre specialist Bogliano (Penumbra, Rooms for Tourists), it’s put together in an almost primitive rough-and-ready manner in every respect. Regardless of the unrefined style, make no mistake: the director’s definitely in control of his material, its tale of possession, revenge, and steadily encroaching supernatural malevolence underpinned by a sense of sexual unrest will keep you guessing all the way from the WTF prologue to the WTF kicker. A Magnet Films release.

Series: Film Comment Selects 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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