MOTELX 2019: Lisbon Genre Fest Announces Full Lineup
Complete programme of MOTELX announced: “Ma” and “Come to Daddy” bookend the 13th edition of Lisbon’s International Horror Film FestivalThe 13th edition of MOTELX takes place between 10 and 15 September and offers more than 60 screenings to showcase the best of Portuguese and international horror, with guests such as Ari Aster (Midsommar, Hereditary) and veteran actor Jack Taylor. Tickets go on sale this Friday, 30 August.Tickets to MOTELX go on sale at 11am this Friday 30 August on www.ticketline.sapo.pt. They can be purchased at Cinema São Jorge’s box office from 3 September.
The opening session on 10 September brings the Portuguese premiere of Ma, a thriller by Tate Taylor (The Help, The Girl on a Train) with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer in the role of a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers and hosts their parties in her basement – if certain rules are obeyed. Come to Daddy closes the Festival on 15 September with an equally bold and unexpected turn from Elijah Wood. Ant Timpson’s film merges gore and black humour to tell the story of a father-son reunion that goes absurdly wrong.