Fantasy Horror / Dir: Steffen Geypens / Belgium / 62' / 2022
"A nightmarish vision, worthy of Goya." BIFFF
"A mind-blowing, macabre fantasy." ANOH
"A fascinating, disturbing film." TERROR WEEKEND
“Utterly mesmerising mystery” FEAR FOR EVER
“Violent and intense but also an unravelling, unusual mystery.” FILM CARNAGE
An inconsolable exhausted woodcutter, so utterly defeated by the grind
of his existence, he beckons Death. Flesh, blood, guts, fragments of pure horror…
he stumbles across a brutally mutilated body.
Catapulted in space and time the narrative reveals how victims, executioners
and witnesses cross each other in the dense forest.
Loosely based on de la Fontaine 17th century moral fable ‘Death and the Woodcutter’.
“Better to suffer than to die, that is the motto of men”.