[dir: Nacho Vigalondo | 2008 | 93m]
Lauded short film director Vigalondo makes his feature debut with this tense, unstoppable vision of science and natural law gone awry. A man who accidentally travels back into the past and meets himself. A naked girl in the middle of the forest. A mysterious stranger with his face wrapped in a pink bandage. A disquieting mansion on the top of a hill. All of them pieces of an unpredictable jigsaw puzzle where terror, drama and suspense will lead to an unthinkable crime. Who’s the murderer? Who’s the victim? TIMECRIMES takes a bold, difficult premise and brings the rarely-tread time travel framework to pulse-pounding but intelligent new heights.
This screening will be introduced by Dr Nikk Effingham, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham. Nikk researches metaphysics, with ancillary interests in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of epidemiology. His interests in metaphysics are mainly within the philosophy of time, particularly time travel – he’s recently completed a book on the philosophy of time travel, arguing that whilst it might be possible it would almost certainly be fatal for anyone to even to try to travel in time.
Presented by Shock & Gore Festival in partnership with Arts & Science Festival.