MASKS

Original Title: Masks
Year: 2011
Duration: 112 min.
Country: Germany

Director: Andreas Marschall
Writer: Andreas Marschall
Cast: Susen Ermich, Michael Balaun, Lucyna Bialy, Lisa Blaschke, Franziska Breite

Synopsis:
In the 70s Matteusz Gdula invented an acting method that was supposed to make every actor “shine”. Still, lots of his students die mysteriously and Gdula commits suicide. His method gets banned. Now: Stella, an ambitious, but rather untalented drama student, gets accepted at the “Matteusz Gdula”-school. When she bears witness to some strange occurrences, she gets drawn into the bizarre and deadly web that surrounds the dark secret of the school…

Reviews:

  • „Intelligent script; stunning lighting and photography; beautiful shot-framing and  Argento-esque colour pallette.” Miss SB Dreamwidth.org
  • “MASKS is a really good surprise!“ Devildead.com
  • “Marschall makes every kill inventive, fresh, and extremely scary.” aintitcool.com
  • “A solid little genre entry.“ twitchfilm.com

Festivals/Awards:

  • Audience Award – Morbido FilmFest
  • Special Mention – Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival
  • Best Horror Film – Fright Nights Horror Film Festival
  • Best Actress – Fright Nights Horror Film Festival
  • Special Mention – Leeds International Film Festival
  • Audience Award – Paris International Fantastic Film Festival
  • Cine+ Award – Paris International Fantastic Film Festival
  • Best Director – Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Festival
  • Special Mention: Best Art Direction – Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Festival
  • Special Mention: Best Editing – Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Festival

more than 30 attendances such as SITGES, Fright Fest, San Sebastian, Leeds, Morbido, RazorReel, Neuchatel, Rojo Sangre,…