Continuing on with our coverage of the latest films announced for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, we’ve got some new images from films playing under the Vanguard banner (ie. “international works that defy convention and ride on the pulse of cutting-edge cinema”). Briefly:
- Pusher (Directed by Luis Prieto) Starring Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, and Agyness Deyn.
- Peaches Does Herself (Directed by Peaches) Starring Peaches.
- Here Comes the Devil (Directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano) Starring Francisco Barreiro, Giancarlo Ruiz, and Laura Caro.
- Painless (Directed by Juan Carlos Medina) Starring Derek de Lint, Irene Montala, and Felix Gomez.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 – 16th.
As edgy and explosive as Nicolas Winding Refn’s (Drive) 1996 cult classic, this English language remake tells the story of a week in the life of Frank, a big time drug pusher in London. Frank’s life is a fun-filled rollercoaster ride that spins out of control. Friendships start to vanish, there is no longer room for love within his life, and violence takes over. Danger and chaos ensue, and eventually Frank is left with no one to turn to and nowhere to go.
Peaches Does Herself
On the advice of a 65-year-old stripper, Peaches makes music that is sexually forthright. Her popularity grows and she becomes what her fans expect her to be: transsexual. She falls in love with a beautiful she-male, but Peaches gets her heart broken and has to realize who she really is. Described as an anti-jukebox musical. Peaches writes, directs and plays the role of Peaches, herself.
Here Comes the Devil
On a family vacation, a couple’s son and daughter disappear while exploring a cave-riddled mountainside. The children eventually return home seemingly unharmed, but are withdrawn and devoid of emotion. The parents fear they have fallen prey to something inhuman — and that this dark evil has come home with them.
At the dawn of the Spanish civil war, a group of children insensitive to pain is locked in a sanatorium in the heart of the Pyrénées. In the present day, brilliant neurosurgeon David Martel discovers that he has a tumor and starts searching for his biological parents, in order to get the bone marrow transplant necessary for his survival. During his quest, he will exhume terrifying secrets about his origins, reanimate ghosts of his country and confront Berkano, the only fateful survivor of the insensitive children. From the writer of [Rec].
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