The exquisite Delphine Seyrig was born on this date, so let’s celebrate with some vampires and beer:
Daughters of Darkness is a vampire film that never quite admits to being one. Delphine Seyrig plays a descendent of the infamous Countess Erzsébet (Elizabeth) Báthory, who drank the blood of innocent girls. She and her companion meet an attractive newlywed couple in an empty luxury hotel. Seyrig has sinister intentions toward the young man and woman, which are gradually revealed. In this scene, she seductively describes the crimes of her diabolical ancestor: Read the rest of this entry »
Up until last year, film festivals had always been a bit of a mystery to me. I had gone to a few conventions before and been shown advanced screenings of films, but to actually go to an event where all you did was watch films seemed a bit beyond my reach. Didn’t help either that I had never really lived in areas with affordable or frequent festivals. That is, up until last year when I was introduced to AFI FEST. They hooked me in with free tickets and the promise of engaging cinema from around the world. To say I had fun is a bit of an understatement. As the credits to the last film rolled, I decided that I would come back next year in a more professional manner and write about it.
Which brings us to now. AFI FEST 2011 Presented by Audi is a little over a week away (November 3-10) and they’ve once again made the tickets to all their films free. This is definitely a good thing as there’s quite an impressive lineup this year. It’s going to be difficult scheduling which films I’d like to see!
Listed below are all the films being showcased at the festival. If you’re in the LA area and want to go to any of these screenings hop over to the AFI FEST site and keep an eye out for ticket information.