The alternative streaming service, ARROW will bring in the new year in style, with the premiere of Belgian filmmaker Stefan Lerous’ debut feature film, HOTEL POSEIDON.
Think David Lynch filming at The Shining’s Overlook Hotel, with interior decoration akin to Barton Fink’s Hotel Earle, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what awaits you at HOTEL POSEIDON – a seriously run-down, and extremely strange place where nightmares and reality collide.
Lerous’ unconventional story eschews conventional narrative rules in favour of the enigmatic internal logic of a nightmare. As curious characters occupy the rooms and corridors of the hotel, we find ourselves in a dream-like universe infused with grotesque surrealism: a style imprinted on the Belgian artistic DNA.
Produced and financed by the Belgian theater company Abattoir Fermé, a well-established name in theatre circles, often lauded for its far-out visual fantasy and the cinematic quality of its stage plays. HOTEL POSEIDON allows its viewers to shadow reluctant hotel owner Dave. His days and nights blend into each other as he wanders vacantly through the halls of the Abandoned and dilapidated Hotel Poseidon, which he inherited from his deceased father. When a young woman knocks on the hotel’s door looking for a room, while Dave’s best friend wants to throw a party in the backroom, and a recurring dream haunts him, a surreal and grisly ordeal is set in motion.
ARROW’s exclusive presentation of the film will also include a Q&A between Lernous and Cub director Jonas Govaerts; an audio commentary from Lernous; a deleted scene, a one-take party scene and the rehearsal footage of that scene; a Fantasia Q&A with Lernous and Justine Smith; and a special Intro for this ARROW release.
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