27/01/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Timecrimes is a new Spanish science fiction film written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo (it was a selected feature back at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival). Timescrimes is shortly to be remade in the English language, with David Cronenberg mooted as a potential director.
Hector has just moved into his dream country home with wife. He is relaxing on a lawn chair outside of his new home surveying the nearby hillside through a pair of binoculars, when he catches sight of what appears to be a nude woman amidst the trees.
Hiking up to investigate, he is attacked by a sinister figure whose head is wrapped in a grotesque, pink bandage. Fleeing in terror, he takes refuge in a laboratory atop the hill, where a lone attendant (director Nacho Vigalondo) ushers him in to a peculiar scientific contraption. He emerges what seems to be moments later, only to find that he has traveled back hours in time, setting in motion a brain-twisting, horrifying chain of events when he inadvertently runs into himself.
Timecrimes will play at the London ICA from February 6th 2009 and will be released on DVD on May 4th 2009.
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