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Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes

Directed by Kevin Kopacka
2021
Germany
76 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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The spirit of 1970s European art-horror cinema inhabits every frame of this orgiastic time-tripping psychedelic dream set in a spooky mansion.
Bickering couple Margot and Dieter travel deep into the German forest to inspect the crumbling manor house Margot has inherited. But something very strange is lingering in its musty walls, halls and foundations. What has happened to time and reality here? That’s all you need to know before entering a gorgeously filmed, hallucinatory horror that captures the sumptuous aesthetics and fevered melodrama of European masters such as Mario Bava, Jean Rollin and José Larraz. Director Kevin Kopacka and co-writer Lili Villányi have constructed a cinematic hall of mirrors that takes us on darkly comic and visually stunning journey into a marriage beset by discord and demons of the most ecstatic kind.
Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes is so beautiful, chaotic, and bizarre that you can't but tip your hat to it.
Sharai Bohannon, Dread Central
Kopacka's playful metacinematic endeavour is as gorgeously realised as it is wilfully esoteric.
Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
A gorgeous, ethereal movie full of surprising twists that deftly shift genres.
Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

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Thu 9 Jun
8:30pm
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 5
Past Event Cancel
Thu 16 Jun
8:45pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Freak Me Out
Original Title
Hinter den Augen die Dämmerung
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
Germany
Language
In German with English subtitles
Director
Kevin Kopacka
Producer
Lili Villanyi, Kevin Kopacka
Cast
Jeff Wilbusch, Anna Platen, Frederik von Lüttichau
Screenwriter
Kevin Kopacka, Lili Villanyi
Cinematographer
Lukas Dolgner
Editor
Kevin Kopacka
Genre
Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Horror
Company Credits
Sales Agent: MPI Media Group
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