20 – 24.10.2021


Icky Horror

Devereux Milburn, 2020, USA

DCP, Color, English w French subs, 106'

Friday 22, 22:30, Paderewski

Sunday 24, 16:15, EJMA

A couple goes camping in the wild to study a mushroom epidemic. Their rural escapade is disrupted and they find refuge with an old farmer and her vintage cartoon-addicted son stuck in a quasi-vegetative state.
Devereux Milburn, prolific author of a dozen short films, signs a horrific first feature with remarkable aesthetic ambitions. Convoluted composition, yellowish picture and tormented soundtrack serve a story inspired by a news item from the 1950s: the mass poisoning of the small French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit, where hundreds of people were infected by gangrene and suffered hallucinations following the ingestion of mushrooms that had contaminated their wheat flour. Milburn’s deliciously twisted tale is a jubilant, mesmerizing debut.

Feature Films Competition:

> Honeydew - Devereux Milburn, 2020, USA, 106'
> The Lost Record - Alexandra Cabral & Ian Svenonius, 2021, USA, 76'
> Sister Tempest - Joe Badon, 2020, USA, 121'
> Strawberry Mansion - Kentucker Audley & Albert Birney, 2021, USA, 91'
> Violation - Dusty Mancinelli & Madeleine Sims-Fewer, 2020, Canada, 107'

APCI / LUFF - Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival
Rue des Terreaux 18 bis
1003 Lausanne