Spotlighting six genre favourites and cinematic highlights of the year, reinvigorating popular genre conventions with refreshing elements and captivating crowds with celebrated visions. Indulge in the thrills and spills of these offerings!
A queer musical fantasy set in an alternative Portugal with a raunchy and rambunctious take on loving our forests.
João Pedro RODRIGUES Portugal, France 67 mins TBA Not Applicable
Smoking Causes Coughing
Absurdist filmmaker Quentin Dupieux’s francophone Power Rangers is a wacky, uproarious look at off-duty superheroes.
Quentin DUPIEUX France 80 mins M18 (Violence and Gore) Southeast Asian Premiere
World War III
A day labourer cast in an epic war film gets caught in an exploitative web pitting life against money, with terrifying outcomes.
Houman SEYEDI Iran 107 mins NC16 (Some Course Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra
A quirky, melancholy body horror that mixes genre kicks with playful formalism as it follows the life of a mattress-dwelling fungus.
PARK Syeyoung South Korea 65 mins NC16 (Some Disturbing Scenes) Southeast Asian Premiere
Traversing the margins of Taiwanese society, this slow-burn thriller lays bare the invisible grief and grievances that connect us.
TSENG Ying-Ting Taiwan 128 mins NC16 (Some Nudity and Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere