Mandy 18


Please note: This was screened in Oct 2018

Panos Cosmatos
Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache
121 mins, 2018, USA | Belgium
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"An all-time great Nicolas Cage wig out," "the midnight-iest of midnight films" are just some of the ways Panos Cosmatos' ferociously over the top heavy metal valentine of a film has been described, and we cannot wait for you to experience it.

In a mountain cabin idyll in 1983, lumberjack Red (Nicolas Cage) lives in harmony with his love Mandy (Andrea Riseborough), but their bliss is shattered when a ragtag band of Satanic cultists invade their humble abode and claim Mandy for their own. Left broken and distraught, Red is left with no option but to exact terrible, and bloody, revenge and oh, it is something to behold.

A film so singular, perverse and beguiling its almost impossible to define, it's an exhilarating, brilliantly fun ride through the fiery gates of hell and way, waaaaaay beyond.

“Mandy is an undulating, heavy-metal screensaver of a film… This is also a movie where Nicolas Cage slays a demon alien and then does a huge line of cocaine, but that almost seems redundant. Nicolas Cage doesn’t need to do cocaine to get lit. Cocaine ought to try Nicolas Cage.” — Kyle Buchanan, Vulture

Please note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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