The 15th edition of Trieste Science+Fiction comes to life this evening: the only festival in Italy dedicated entirely to science fiction, with more than seventy films being shown and twenty-two Italian premières that showcase the best science fiction, fantasy and horror.
The opening film is the long-awaited Italian première of Frankenstein, by Bernard Rose (cult director and author of, among other things, Candyman and The Devil’s Violinist), a film set in modern day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the monster, portrayed by Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), whilst Carry-Anne Moss (The Matrix, Memento, Pompeii) and Danny Huston (21 Grams, Children of Men, Big Eyes) play a pair of eccentric scientists who bring the creature to life. ‘Feeling the monster’s confusion and pain, and entering its mind, is what most interests me about this story,’ said the director.
Tuesday 3rd November
4pm – Sala Tripcovich
DARK STAR – L’UNIVERSO DI HR GIGER [DARK STAR – HR GIGERS WELT]
di Belinda Sallin
con Hansruedi “HR” Giger, Carmen Maria Giger, Stanislav Grof
The fascinating universe of an artist able to shape our fears at will. Discreetly, you may snoop undisturbed in HR Giger’s house, his garden of horrors, the places where his famous creatures have come to life. The portrait of a witty and irresistible man, a tribute of TS+F to the creator of Alien and our worst nightmares.
6pm – Sala Tripcovich
[REC]4: APOCALYPSE [[REC] 4: APOCALIPSIS]
di Jaume Balagueró
con Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Héctor Colomé
We have not forgo en Ángela. Nor Jaume Balagueró. The only survivor of the plague that infested the now infamous Barcelona building is on board a ship at sea. Not at all safe, if you ask me… The final chapter of the most famous Spanish horror saga has nally arrived on TS+F’s screens!
8.30pm – Sala Tripcovich
ITALIAN PREMIERE – MÉLIÈS D’ARGENT
di Bernard Rose
con Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Danny Huston
In today’s Los Angeles, a nmodern Dr. Frankenstein, helped by his bewitching wife (Carrie-Ann “Trinity” Moss) is giving life to a creature through the use of new technologies. Listening to the monster’s tale you will, together with him, learn how monstrous can human nature be. A lm hi ing hard below the waist, which will draw tears from the audience.
22.30pm – Sala Tripcovich
ITALIAN PREMIERE – ASTEROIDE
di Kiah Roache-Turner
con Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill
Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead! Loaded in a truck and armed with whatever they can nd, Barry and fellow survivors Benny, Frank and Kelly ready themselves to ght through hordes of esh-eating monsters in a harsh Australian bushland in order to reclaim the only thing that ma ers in this dark apocalypse: family.