Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 227: Wed Aug 16

Stéphane (Hochet/Pastor, 2022): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm

This is the closing night gala at DukeFest 2023 and if those dudes tell you this is good it will be good.

DukeFest introduction:
Tim, an aspiring short filmmaker, is trying to finish his latest magnum opus but things keep going wrong: his actors are not committed enough, his budget is nonexistent and his locations keep canceling on him. And that’s when he meets Stéphane- a gruff, strange man who gives Tim the explosion effects he needed to finish the day’s shoot. Soon a grateful Tim offers Stéphane a ride home, not knowing that he’s about to start off on the wildest night of his life. To enjoy Stéphane, you need to take a risk. The risk is to know nothing. Suffice it to say if you enjoyed Mark Duplass’ ‘Creep’or ‘Behind the Mask: Leslie Vernon’ you are in very familiar territory but Stéphane may make you gasp more than you ever thought possible. Outrageous, uncomfortable and ultimately bombastic, catch what’s your future cult favorite on the big screen now. Also playing will be a mystery reel of 35mm trailers - what’s on them? Join us as to find out!

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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