Aliens. What are your thoughts? Do you believe? There have been numerous reports of crashed alien space-craft and several different alien autopsy videos, most debunked as hoaxes and hokum, though doubt still circles around a few.
But here’s a question. If you were to sit down with an alien, what would you say? Odds are that it probably wouldn’t play out like in Paul or Men In Black. What could you talk about, if you could understand one another? Wouldn’t your individual experiences be so removed that neither party would have any frame of reference for what the other was on about?
Offering a different view are Italian Mondo directors Antonio and Marco Manetti, aka The Manetti Brothers, who are set to bring their dark vision of alien interrogation to Glasgow Frightfest next Saturday in L’Arrivo Di Wang/Wang’s Arrival.
The synopsis is as follows,
It’s another dull film subtitling job day for Chinese-language interpreter Gaia when she’s suddenly called up out of the blue by the Italian authorities to translate the interrogation of a mysterious captive alien from another world. called Mr Wang. What happens next will change Gaia’s life forever and the entire destiny of planet Earth…
Described as “a devious and sinister modern-day morality tale“, this 80 minute long science-fiction chiller was nominated for the Controcampo Italiano Prize at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, Wang’s Arrival is by far the least “horror” film on the Frightfest
Common opinion seems to be that the Mandarin-speaking tentacled visitor is acting as a metaphor, illustrating the West’s growing distrust of the Chinese and their ever-increasing economic power and influence in global political matters. Also, as a cheeky wee bonus, the Manetti Brothers themselves will be on hand to present the film and we here at AndyErupts will be sure to get to the bottom of the story behind this odd little film.
Wang’s Arrival can be seen at Glasgow FrightFest, as part of the Glasgow Film Festival, at 18.30 on Saturday, February 25th, 2012.
Tickets are priced at £55 for an event pass to see all 11 films, or £8 per film. There is also a concession rate of £6 available for students etc.
Tickets are available from the Glasgow Film Theatre website which can be found here, then click on Festival, then What’s On and on the page that opens in the top left-hand corner you will find all the strands with in the festival. A link to the dedicated FrightFest page is there. All the films are listed on this page and you be able to buy your passes and single tickets.
You can also buy your tickets from the Glasgow Film Theatre, 22 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB or by calling 0141 332 6535.
See you there…