‘Color Out of Space’ and more at Future Gate sci-fi film festival this year

By Ryan Keating-Lambert

The Czech Republic’s sci-fi film festival Future Gate will kick off this Wednesday in Prague and in its competition section this year, will screen new psychedelic sci-fi horror Color Out of Space, based on the short story by the legendary H.P. Lovecraft.

Directed by Richard Stanley, the film centres around a family led by Nathan Gardner (Nicholas Cage) whose rural American farm is struck by a mysterious meteorite harbouring a mutant extraterrestrial organism, which soon possesses the minds and bodies of the locals.

Also starring Madeleine Arthur, Joely Richardson, Elliot Knight, this critically-acclaimed 2019 indie horror will screen in Prague’s Kino Lucerna at 21:00 on Saturday the 30th of January.

This is the second independent horror film that has attracted the likes of superstar Nicholas Cage, who is having somewhat of a comeback with the genre after the successful 2018 horror Mandy.

Other notable films screening this year include poetic (plant) drama Little Joe, starring Emily Beecham and Ben Whishaw, the breathtaking (and solar-powered) Chinese film The Last Sunrise, and Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium a haunting take on capitalism starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg.

The festival will also screen some sci-fi classics for those craving a little nostalgia – catch Paul Verhoeven’s unbeatable Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as black-and-white Japanese cult classic Tetsuo: The Iron Man, and anime masterpiece Ghost in the Shell: Innocence.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall (Credit: Future Gate)

For tickets and full festival programme in Czech Republic and Slovakia, visit the official website.

Feature photo: Something Ghoulish

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