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Fabrice Du Welz | France/Belgium

French fear jockey Fabrice Du Welz (Calvaire, Vinyan) returns with this tale of star-crossed romance and straight-up carnage, based on the true story of 1960s "Lonely Hearts Killers" Martha Beck and Ray Fernandez.

The Duke of Burgundy

The Duke of Burgundy

Peter Strickland | United Kingdom

British filmmaker Peter Strickland follows his eerie Festival hit Berberian Sound Studio with this dark melodrama about an amateur butterfly expert whose wayward desires test her lover's tolerance.

Hyena

Hyena

Gerard Johnson | United Kingdom

A ruthless undercover cop tries to rescue a young Albanian woman sold into sexual slavery, in this gritty thriller set in London.

Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala | Austria

In this atmospheric, nerve-straining chiller, two young twins confined to an isolated country house transform their resentment towards their mother into a fatal illusion about her identity.

Luna

Luna

Dave McKean | United Kingdom

Renowned artist and filmmaker Dave McKean (MirrorMask) brings his distinctive blend of live action and gorgeously wrought animation to this dreamlike reverie about four people whose weekend idyll in an isolated English seaside home becomes an opportunity for spiritual healing.

Over Your Dead Body

Over Your Dead Body

Takashi Miike | Japan

A theatre troupe rehearsing a classic play of murder, betrayal and phantasmagorical vengeance find life bloodily imitating art backstage, in this wild cinematic detour from madly prolific Japanese auteur Takashi Miike.

Shrew's Nest

Shrew's Nest

Juanfer Andrés, Esteban Roel | Spain

After a debilitating fall, an unlucky neighbour finds himself trapped in the mad, cloistered world of two shut-in sisters, in this Misery-style Spanish thriller produced by Midnight Madness favourite Álex de la Iglesia.

Spring

Spring

Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | USA

Before Sunrise gets a supernatural twist in this tale of an American backpacker in Italy who falls in love with a beautiful young woman harbouring a dark, primordial secret.

They Have Escaped

They Have Escaped

JP Valkeapää | Finland/Netherlands

Two teenage outcasts run away from a halfway house and embark on a rambling cross-country journey, in this intense and intimate portrait of troubled youth by Finnish filmmaker J.P. Valkeapää.

Waste Land

Waste Land

Pieter Van Hees | Belgium

A Brussels homicide cop (Jérémie Renier) begins to lose control of his life as he tries to solve a bizarre murder.

The World of Kanako

The World of Kanako

Tetsuya Nakashima | Japan

An ex-cop finds out more than he wanted to about his missing teenage daughter, in this stylish and provocative thriller from Confessions director Tetsuya Nakashima.

The Voices

The Voices

Marjane Satrapi | USA/Germany

An awkward young shipping clerk (Ryan Reynolds) goes off his strict regimen of antipsychotics — with horrifyingly hilarious results — in this deliciously twisted horror-comedy from acclaimed director and graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi (PersepolisChicken with Plums).