DIRS. JENNIFER AND SYLVIA SOSKA | 2012 | CANADA | 103 MIN
*Live interview via Skype by Caelum Vatnsdal with Jennifer and Sylvia Soska following the Friday, Aug. 2nd screening. Writer, director, producer and actor, Caelum Vatnsdal is well known in horror circles for his work with magazines such as Fangoria and Rue Morgue, and is author of the acclaimed book They Came From Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema.
“Amazing. Extraordinary.Katherine Isabelle is Awesome!”
“Bizarre, Bloody and Beautiful...A Modern Horror Masterpiece !”
Growing up with a love of horror films and nourished by Stephen King novels, the twisted twins, Jennifer and Sylvia Soska are a double threat in Canadian women of horror. The story follows medical student, Mary Mason, as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with the surgical world she once admired. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the world of underground surgeries, which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called 'freakish' clientele. Since its world market premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the film has played at festivals around the world, winning accolades for the film including multiple Best Actress awards.
Root Canal, dir. John Kozak & Donna Lewis, 1989, Canada, 2 min
This film is about a very unpleasant trip to the dentist.