Kaunas IFF Film Club Screening: Mandy

  • 2018 december 7 19:45  Temporary Cinema Hall "Romuva", Kęstučio st. 62, Kaunas

Film Club of KIFF invites you to the eighth and its last screening this year. This time the screening will take place in Kaunas Film Centre “Romuva”. As the closing event of KIFF in September, the last screening of Film Club is also dedicated to Icelandic film composer and director Jóhann Jóhannsson, who created his last soundtrack for the film “Mandy”. The film will be presented by Tautvydas Urbelis, film critic and researcher of the End of the World.


Director – Panos Cosmatos, USA, Belgium 2018, thriller, horror, 121 min., in English with Lithuanian subtitles, N-18

Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

In his second feature film visionist Panos Cosmatos invites viewers to dip into a visual and musical journey. Nicolas Cage played one of the most craziest roles in his career and composer Johann Johannsson wrote his last and most experimental soundtrack. This group of creators turned Mandy into a psychedelic heavy metal opera covered in the nostalgia of the 80s horror films.

About the director

Panos Cosmatos (born 1974) is an Italian-Canadian film director and screenwriter. Cosmatos was born in Italy to Greek filmmaker George P. Cosmatos and Swedish sculptor Birgitta Ljungberg-Cosmatos. The family moved to Victoria, British Columbia, in the early 1980s. His first break in the film industry was being a second unit video assist operator for his father's film, Tombstone. He made his first feature film, Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010), by financing it through DVD residuals from Tombstone. In 2017, Cosmatos directed the action horror film Mandy, the film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.


Full price – 4 eur. For students, seniors – 3 eur (with ID). For viewers with disabilities entrance is free (seats are limited, it is necessary to ask for a free ticket at the box office).

Tickets are available at Kaunas film centre „Romuva“ box office or TIKETA (additional service fee is applicable).

Kaunas IFF Film Club is supported by Lithuanian Film Centre.

Partners: Kaunas culture centre, Kaunas Film Centre “Romuva”, Vytautas Magnus University, “Kauno diena”.