AFI FEST 2022: Horror and Thriller Films – American Film Institute

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AFI FEST 2022: Horror and Thriller Films

Shocking, startling and filled with unflinching tension, these extraordinary and diverse films from filmmakers around the world are sure to thrill audiences at AFI FEST 2022.

BONES AND ALL

Screening to be followed by a conversation with director Luca Guadagnino and actor Taylor Russell.

Luca Guadagnino’s latest film, BONES AND ALL, is a story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are.

Screening Nov. 5 at 8:00 p.m. LEARN MORE

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT (ΟΛΑ ΤΑ ΠΛΆΣΜΑΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΝΎΧΤΑΣ)

Director Memi Koupa will be in attendance at the post-screening Q&A

Athens 2022. Angst and insomnia persist for months now. Amidst all this, a charitable robber and anarchist, the Pink Bunny, is roaming the dark, empty city streets.

Screening Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m. as part of Shorts Program 4. BUY TICKETS

THE DEBUTANTE

U.S. Premiere

A spirited young woman persuades a hyena from the London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance held in her honor. Their plan requires a surprising amount of artistry and violence.

Screening Nov. 5 at 9:45 a.m. as part of Shorts Program 1. BUY TICKETS

LUCIENNE IN A WORLD WITHOUT SOLITUDE (LUCIENNE DANS UN MONDE SANS SOLITUDE)

Los Angeles premiere

In a world without solitude, where everyone shares their life with their double, Lucienne has a relationship with Paul, a former lover who has lost his twin.

Screening Nov. 5 at 9:45 a.m. as part of Shorts Program 1. BUY TICKETS

NANNY 

Screening to be followed by a conversation with director Nikyatu Jusu.

Imbued with magical realism, African folklore and a creeping sense of dread, NANNY follows Senegalese mother Aisha, displaced in New York City and cursed by horrific nightmares that threaten her sanity.

Screening Nov. 3 at 8:30 p.m. BUY TICKETS

ON XERXES’ THRONE (ΣΤΟΝ ΘΡΟΝΟ ΤΟΥ ΞΕΡΞΗ)

U.S. Premiere

At the Perama shipyard, a ban on physical contact has turned human interaction into otherworldly simulations. The suppression of touch has transformed the boatyard into a charged landscape of repressed sensuality.

Screening Nov. 5 at 9:45 p.m. as part of Shorts Program 5. BUY TICKETS

THE SPIRAL

U.S. Premiere

A WhatsApp audio begins, and with it, a downward spiral unfolds. The voice of a woman sinking into a health anxiety attack quickly entangles a complex labyrinth of fears and emotions.

Screening Nov. 5 at 4:00 p.m. as part of Shorts Program 3. BUY TICKETS

View the full lineup of films at FEST.AFI.com.

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