Premiere Announcement for DER NACHTMAHR

I like movies. Do you like movies? I like movies.

Put on your raddest rave outfit, “borrow” your parents’ car and don’t forget your homunculus, symbiote or parasitic twin, because they are going to want to see Der Nachtmahr‘s premiere tonight, too!

I’m not an homunculus, but can I come?

What is Der Nachtmahr, besides a German word for “Nightmare?” Well, we’re glad you asked. Allow Vanguard programmer Colin Geddes to explain:

Secret raves, drugs, and late nights are par for the course for sixteen-year-old Tina (Carolyn Genzkow) and her friends on the decadent Berlin party scene. When Tina passes out at a party one night, she assumes it was just a side effect of her wild lifestyle — that is, until a mysterious creature begins haunting both her dreams and her waking hours. Tina struggles to make those around her see the thing, but to no avail, and as she becomes ever more unsettled and manic, her parents are forced to get her psychiatric help. But as the little beastie seems to lurk around every corner, she is forced to overcome her fears and forge a bond with the monster.

Did you say “forging a bond with a monster?” I’m coming, too!

And before you go, make sure to see the amazing creature sketches AKIZ sent us and read Vanguarder Leslie’s interview with him.

DER NACHTMAHR Screening Times:
Thu. Sept 17, 9:00PM BLOOR HOT DOCS
Fri. Sept 18, 12:00PM SCOTIABANK 3
Sun. Sept. 20, 6:00PM SCOTIABANK 14

This post originally appeared on the official blog of the Vanguard Program at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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