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L'Étrange 2020 Review: FANNY LYE DELIVER'D Delivers a Tepid Period Drama

It's the 16th century, after the English Civil War, and Fanny Lye (Maxine Peake, Black Mirror) lives a relatively bleak existence, married to a much older man, John, who basically bought her (Charles Dance, Alien III), on a remote farm,...

L'Étrange 2020 Review: ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Absurdism & Hope in the Time of Apocalypse

The expression "You either you love [insert name here]'s work or you hate it" is a phrase perhaps a bit oversued, but I'm not sure there is a filmmaker to whom it more readily applies than Roy Andersson. His films,...

L'Étrange 2020 Review: THE WITCH OF KING'S CROSS, The Soul of a Great Artist Laid Bare

When you are heavily involved in an art form, or maybe two, other art forms often slip under your radar, or you rely on friends' facebook posts to keep you informed, even with an artist you wish you knew about...

L'Etrange 2019 Review: TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, an Entertaining Farcical Yarn

Based on the fictional Peter Carey novel of the same name, True History of the Kelly Gang is a far-flung reimagining and mythologising of the legacy of the armoured clad outlaw. Although the film is less affecting as a result...

L'Etrange 2019 Review: KNIVES & SKIN, Femme Neo-Noir that Soothes and Bristles

Knives & Skin, Jennifer Reeder's second feature film, is a 'noir' of many colours: part neo, part femme, part pastel; it will likely draws comparisons with Blue Velvet for it's oddball yet seedy town setting; Brick and a lot of...

Here's What You Missed At L'Etrange 2018!

The 2018 edition of the L'Etrange Festival in Paris has come to and end and if you missed it, well ... you missed a lot. As a bit of a wrap up the organizers have shared the video below featuring...

L'Etrange 2017: Watch The Festival's Opening Credits

L'Etrange Festival kicked off this past Wednesday in Paris and will continue on until September 17th. The festival's opening credits have been made available for everyone to have a look at. Familiar names appear through the digital mashup. What fun. ...

L'Etrange 2016: Julia Ostertag Talks Fetish, Fantasy and Human Horse-play in DARK CIRCUS

When I meet director Julia Ostertag backstage at L’Etrange Festival she’s clutching a book by Alejandro Jodorowsky who’s due to appear on stage later in the day. Like her hero, Julia’s a student of The Tarot, and the divinatory cards...

L'Etrange 2016: Michael O'Shea Talks Vampires, Teen Movies and THE TRANSFIGURATION

After appearing in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes this year, director Michael O’Shea took to the festival circuit with his challenging vampire movie, The Transfiguration, before finally arriving here in Paris for L’Etrange. The film follows Milo, a...

L'Etrange 2016: Frank Henenlotter Discusses BASKET CASE And A Career In Exploitation

Through the ten year period between 1982 and 1992, Frank Henenlotter put his own stamp on the exploitation movie with a slew of twisted creations. Revelling in a world of freaks, gore and gratuitous nudity, Henenlotter crafted a midnight movie...

L'Etrange 2016: HEADSHOT and THEY CALL ME JEEG ROBOT Share Grand Prix

The 22nd edition of Paris’ premiere fantastic film festival L’Etrange closed today with the announcement of their ‘Palmare’ Awards and for the first time in the festival’s history, two films shared the top prize. Ahead of closing film The Marriage...

L'Etrange 2016: Special Focus and Homage - Imamura, Henenlotter and Zulawski

Paris’ premier fantastic festival L’Etrange is kicking off on Wednesday and on top of a huge Competition Section comprised of 22 features there’s a whole range of high profile events. Top of the must-watch list come three tantalising retrospectives from...

L'Etrange 2016: Sono's ANTI-PORNO and Doc THE SION SONO Reveal New Photos

Set to enjoy its European premiere at the L'Etrange Festival in Paris, which will be held from 7-18 September, Sono Sion's Anti-Porno is billed as a satire of the pink film industry. We now have two new photos from the...

Sono's ANTI-PORNO Headlines Complete L'Etrange Lineup

European genre film fans, rejoice, for the Paris based L'Etrange Festival have announced their complete lineup and - as per usual - there's a whole lot in there to love alongside a title or two sure to stir up controversy....

Etrange 2015 Ends With A Bang, A BAX & A BAAHUBALI

The 21st edition of Paris' Etrange Festival came to a fiendish close last night, awarding prizes to four lucky films and leaving local genre-heads heartbroken with the knowledge that it's a full 51 weeks until next year's festivities. Top honors went...

L'Etrange 2015 Review: REMAKE REMIX RIP-OFF Is An Enlightening Joyride

I'm sure that many of us, when we were kids, enjoyed acting out scenes to our favourite movies and TV shows; today, spured on by the internet, fan fiction has taken on new heights of importance (some even arguing...

L'Etrange 2015 Is On Now! Watch The Festival Trailer!

The 2015 edition of Paris based genre festival L'Etrange is underway now with an impressive slate of films, music and other pop culture oddities. One of the premiere explosions of cinematic strangeness in the world if you're at all a...

L'Etrange 2015 Ready To Kick Off With New Poster, Trailers, And Guests

France will be electrified starting tomorrow, which is when the 21st edition of L'Etrange Festival kicks off in Paris. It runs through September 13 at Forum des images. The festival has released a new poster (©Dom Garcia), which you can glimpse...

L'Etrange 2015 Announces Their Massive Lineup!

Heads up, French genre film fans! The L'Etrange Festival have announced their massive 2015 lineup and - true to typical form - it is chock full of goodness. And badness. And weirdness. ScreenAnarchy is, once again, a media sponsor for...

The Residents To Perform At L'Etrange 2015

There are giant eyeballs headed to Paris with word that iconic rock band The Residents will appear at the 2015 edition of the L'Etrange Festival.After Kenneth Anger in 2012, Jello Biafra in 2013 and The Pere Ubu Film Group in...