As reported on LoveHorror previously Here this years Cine-Excess is going to be bigger and bloodier than ever. The annual International Conference on Global Cult Film returns to London at the end of May with Cine-Excess V – Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess.
Organised by Brunel University in London, Cine-Excess brings together global cult film icons with international scholars in an event that features international filmmaker discussions, a three-day academic conference and UK theatrical premieres and exclusive screenings.
The theme of this year’s Cine-Excess is “Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess”, which examines the theme of the controversial cult image in its political, historical and aesthetic contexts. With the resurgence of critical interest in the 1980s “video nasties”, as well as a whole new generation of films being subject to state control, the cult image is now a crucial index between the censor and the censored.
Both Franco Nero and Ruggero Deodato will be discussing their prolific careers in relation to these wider social trends and tensions at the event. Cine-Excess V will also feature a screening of Deodato’s controversial classic, “Cannibal Holocaust”, which is being released on Blu-ray by Shameless Films later this year.
The event will take place at the Odeon Covent Garden from Thursday, 26th to Saturday, 28th May and will be attended by Guests of Honour, Italian acting legend Franco Nero (Django; Keoma; Die Hard 2) and controversial cult director Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust; The House On The Edge Of The Park).
Deodato will also be signing copies of the new revised FAB Press book, ‘Cannibal Holocaust and the Savage Cinema of Ruggero Deodato’ before the screening of cannibal Holocaust on Thurs 26th May
and Franco Nero will also be signing copies of the new FAB Press book, ‘Any Gun Can Play: The Essential Guide To Euro-Westerns’ by Kevin Grant before the screening od Django on Sat 28th May.
The full line-up of films is:
Thurs 26th May
CENSORSHIP DEBATE: The House on The Edge of the Park. Panel discussion on the controversial film with the director, Ruggero Deodato, author Prof Martin Barker, Craig Lapper (senior examiner at BBFC). Chaired by the international authority on censorship, Brunel University’s Julian Petley
Time: 630pm -7.30pm Venue: Odeon Covent Garden, London, followed by:
CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (18) (world premiere of a newly edited version), which includes Q&A with director Ruggero Deodato
Time: 830pm – 11pm, Venue: Odeon Covent Garden
Fri 27th May
A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY (18) (1969), directed by Elio Petri and with Ennio Morricone soundtrack. Starring Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave. Franco Nero will introduce the film.
Time: 830pm – 11pm Venue: Italian Cultural Institute. Belgrave Square, London
Sat 28th May
FRANCO NERO ON STAGE followed by screening of DJANGO (1966) . The legendary Italian actor talks about his career in films and introduces Segio Corbucci’s cult Spaghetti western, Django
Time: 430pm – 6pm, Venue: Odeon Covent Garden
LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN (18) (1976) – including a Q&A with the film’s cult director Ruggero Deodato, who specially selected this film for the event.
Time: 9pm – 1130pm Venue: Italian Cultural Institute
The box office at both venues is now open for bookings and for full details of Cine Excess click Here.