June 10 – 14 | VIFF Centre
After lying dormant for two years, Rupture returns with a vengeance this June. And our annual showcase of genre cinema is ready to make up for lost time.
Having packed our Vancity Theatre with In Fabric and The Art of Self-Defense back in 2019, Peter Strickland and Riley Stearns return to the lineup with new films that could’ve only been envisioned by their particularly skewed sensibilities. But there’s also an array of work from exciting new talents, including Jane Schoenbrun’s We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, Nyla Innuksuk’s Slash/Back, and Avalon Fast’s Cortes Island-shot Honeycomb. For good measure (and added outrageousness), we’ve included a restoration of Abel Ferrara’s The Addiction and a sidebar of four Cronenberg classics.
To borrow a line from David Lynch, Rupture is wild at heart and weird on top. Who wants to go for a ride?
Sleepy Pangnirtung, Nunavut transforms into a battleground when Inuit teens confront shapeshifting alien invaders. Drawing from Hollywood classics and traditional Inuit stories, Slash/Back boasts a warrior spirit that's as endearing as it is indomitable.
Teenage Casey ventures into an online role-playing game purported to spark supernatural transformations. But are the ensuing symptoms simply the fantasies of an alienated young woman who desperately wants to be part of something beyond her comprehension?