Les affamés

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Showings

Uptown Theatre Sat, Apr 21 9:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Les Affamés
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Dark Out
Tags:Drama
Francophone
Horror
Thriller
Voice Category:Thrill Me
Chill Me
Release Year:2017
Runtime:100 min
Awards:Best Canadian Feature Film - Toronto International Film Festival
Temps Ø People's Choice Award - Montréal Festival of New Cinema
Nocturna Best FX Award - Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival
Country/Region:Canada
Language:French
Print Source:Alma Cinema
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/249663972
Cast/Crew
Director:Robin Aubert
Producer:Stéphanie Morissette
Cinematographer:Steeve Desrosiers
Screenwriter:Robin Aubert
Editor:Robin Aubert
Francis Cloutier
Composer:Pierre-Philippe Côté
Principal Cast:Marc-André Grondin
Monia Chokri
Micheline Lanctot
Brigitte Poupart
Charlotte St-Martin
Marie-Ginette Guay
Edouard Tremblay-Grenier
Luc Proulx
Didier Lucien
Martin Heroux
Robert Brouillette
Filmography:Saint Martyrs of the Damned ('05)
Train to Nowhere ('09)
Crying Out ('10)
Tuktuq ('16)

Description

A contemplative take on the zombie apocalypse, Robin Aubert’s horror film Les Affamés is not your average gore fest. Concerned with capturing the darkest reaches of the human experience, Aubert does not rely on the shock factor familiar to the popular, and some would argue overspent, genre. Set in a haunting village, a group of survivors faces a dismal future, the zombies that surround them a constant reflection of what has been lost.

Of course, there are familiar faces—the survivor, the zombie hunter, the teenagers. But what sets Les Affamés apart is its near constant attention to both humanity and the dreaded loss of it. Our heroes are either fully aware, or learn, that the world they’ve known is gone. What’s left is a fight not only for survival, but to retain the last gasp of hope that exists within an embittered landscape.

Director Biography

Robin Aubert Canadian-born Robin Aubert is a diversely talented actor, writer and director. His work includes Saint Martyrs of the Damned (’05), Tuktuq (’16) and several short and television projects. His latest, Les affamés, earned the Best Canadian Film award at the Toronto International Film Fest.

 


Press

"Robin Aubert's idiosyncratic and nuanced drama breathes fresh life into the zombie apocalypse subgenre." - Variety

 


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