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

Summer of 84

Director: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl WhissellCanada 2018105 minutesFSK 18 (unrated)
Ostentor CinemaThu. 27.09.201820:00Opening NightGerman premiere

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That is what it is about

A series of unsolved murders keeps the small town on tenterhooks, which doesn't stop Davey and his buddies from having the time of their lives. After all, it's the summer of '84 and you don't stay 15 forever. Gradually, the signs mount that the policeman next door might have something to do with the murders. For the kids there is no doubt: Mr Mackey is the killer. So Davey and the rest set out to tail him. But the "Cape May Slayer" has his eye on the little spies!

What you should know

The Eighties are trending, that much is clear; and STRANGER THINGS is a major player in the aesthetic revival. The actual references could almost be forgotten in the process. SUMMER OF 84 easily makes up for this imbalance. For this nostalgia board is original, funny and incredibly likeable. With every step the kids take towards the finale, the suspense curve rises and the guesswork will have every Hitchcock fan bouncing in their cinema seat with laughter. What a wonderful film!
Original title: Summer of 84
Rights holder: Pandastorm Pictures
Language: English original version
Cast: Graham Verchere, Caleb Emery, Judah Lewis, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Rich Sommer
Film Festivals: Fantasia Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival


Three directors, one name. RKSS. Behind the mysterious acronym stand Anouk and Yoann-Karl Whissell and François Simard. Together they are responsible for perhaps the sweetest splatter film of all time. TURBO KID had taken our hearts by storm and has genre lovers clicking their tongues. We will feel the same way with SUMMER OF 84. Because the three of them are proving once again what class they have as a director team. They are currently preparing work for TURBO KID 2.
Summer of 84, Directors

Our guests at the film screening

François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

The trio from Canada is family and team at the same time. The three incredibly likeable and exciting directors answered the audience's questions and were happy to sign the collector's edition at an exclusive pre-sale afterwards.

>> Click here for the recorded interview!

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