As part of the Shorts Block 1: Shadows Within playing at Cinepocalypse 2019 is Swedish director Tomas Stark’s (The Shadows Await 2018) short film, Deliria. The film stars Jordskott’s Dante Fleischanderl and Kristofer Kamiyasu as a mysterious father and son. The film takes place on an idyllic summer’s day where the two are picnicking. The father slumbers lightly as an ominous breeze blows. Suddenly, the sky darkens and silence descends… something terrible is about to happen.
Deliria says a lot in eight minutes with almost no dialogue, which is a huge accomplishment and just one of the many feats this film manages in such a short period of time. This is a very much a film of transitions. The actors start off relaxed and lazy, before turning desperate, and then cycling back to the attitude at the beginning. In the same manner, the film’s look goes from sun-drenched tranquility to chilling, dark desperation and back again. The result is a complete, stunning, cyclical film that is a revelation to see. Deliria is one to catch for sure!
Deliria is playing as part of the Shorts Block 1: Shadows Within playing at Cinepocalypse 2019 on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 9:30 p.m. and Monday, June 17, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.
Since 2017, Cinepocalypse has terrorized Chicago audiences at the historic Music Box Theatre with an annual slate of premiere films, guests, and bloodcurdling entertainment. Named a top genre festival in the world by MovieMaker Magazine, our 2019 festivities presented by ALTER features jury president Joel Schumacher, the world premiere of Glenn Danzig’s feature film debut Verotika, award recipient Michael Ironside, Joe Bob Briggs, GWAR retrospective, a Child’s Play Speakeasy, along with many more world premieres, regional premieres, special guests, and repertory (both 35mm and 70mm) screenings!