10th HARD:LINE Film Festival: April 6th until April 9th 2023


Director: Mickey KeatingUSA 202183 minutesFSK 18 (unchecked)
Ostentor CinemaThu. 07.04.202219:00German premiere

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That is what it is about

Something is not right here. Marie is sure of it when she comes to the remote island with her friend George. Nothing fits here! It doesn't fit that her mother is buried here, although she didn't want that all her life. It doesn't fit that the grave has been vandalised and it doesn't fit that nobody in this damned nest seems to know anything. But much more doesn't fit here, in this place without time and space, where the world as we know it doesn't seem to exist.

What you should know

Mickey Keating is a familiar figure in Regensburg. In the Directors Spotlight of 2016, one could convince oneself of the American's variability and still find that it is mainly invisible threats that Keating seeks to explore. In his latest prank, he remains true to himself. However, he once again turns to a different sub-genre. His film is suffused with dark Lovecraft nightmares, opaque fog, darkness and that all-dominating something.
Original title: Offseason
Rights holder: WTFilms
Language: English original version
Cast: Richard Brake, Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg
Film Festivals: L'Étrange Festival, Sitges Catalonian International Fantastic Film Festival, South by Southwest Film Festival, Terror Molins, Torino Film Festival


Sometimes feverish terror in the Californian hinterland, sometimes edgy homage to Hitchcock and Polanski - the genre owes many a pearl to the wonderfully twisted mind of Mickey Keating. The 32-year-old American has already made seven films, and a new one is in the making. Keating has mastered the basics of dignified screen grey. At the same time, his name also stands for quality, as can be seen from his numerous invitations to the world's most important festivals.
Offseason, Director

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