11th HARD:LINE Film Festival: April 11th until April 14th 2024


Director: Francesco GianniniCanada 202080 minutesFSK 18 (unchecked)
Ostentor CinemaFri. 08.04.202213:00German premiere

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That is what it is about

It could have been so beautiful. But with Branden by her side, even the most beautiful holiday turns into hell. She should have closed this sad chapter long ago, were it not for their daughter Kelly. But Branden will soon be the least of Val's problems, because the hotel is ground zero of a virus outbreak. The pathogen eats away at its host from the inside and the infected torture themselves from breath to breath. Val and Kelly have to get out, but doom and madness lurk outside.

What you should know

The setting is limited, the mood is depressed and life is torturous. Of course, we know this from the lockdowns. Giannini's film also echoes the zombie genre. But it is rather the utter destruction of his protagonists that interests him: Unseen threats, hallucinations and struggles for survival. Accompanied by great images and a crazy sound design, this reveals a film that, garnished with the right expectations, is nothing less than an independent highlight.
Original title: HALL
Rights holder: Franky Films
Language: English original version
Cast: Carolina Bartczak, Mark Gibson, Yumiko Shaku, Bailey Thain
Film Festivals: Blood In The Snow Film Festival, FrightFest, South African Horrorfest


Yes, you might know Francesco Giannini. Not only as the director of nine short films. Also from seeing them. He financed his degree years ago with supporting roles in blockbusters like 300. Ever since he performed little sketches with his brother as a child, Giannini has been clear: he wants to tell stories. His longest to date is HALL. A psychological horror film, as he says himself. It won't be his last - with his production company "Franky Films" he is currently working on two more films.
Hall, Director

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