HÕFF screens KUSO, "the grossest movie ever made"
The film that caused controversy and prompted walkouts at this year's Sundance Film Festival will be screened in Europe to an Estonian audience first. "It is the grossest movie ever made," declared The Verge after the provocative premiere in January, and was quoted all over the world. The film, titled Kuso, is a nightmarish vision of a post-earthquake Los Angeles where a handful of survivors fight for their lives.
"You will either love it or hate it, there is no half stepping," says the director himself, the surprising Steven Ellison aka Flying Lotus, a world-famous experimental jazz-hop musician and a multiple Grammy nominee. "I have warned you!"
“We aren't trying to warn you, but we recommend a strong stomach for this film," replies the artistic director of the Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, Maria Reinup, describing the visuals as an experimentation with bodily fluids and human weirdness with the hand of the auteur showing through beneath, intent on making a fool out of the critics. It is truly one of the most unique films we have ever shown.
“There is no point recommending to look for meaning in this film. If you dare to let this trip take you along, you may find yourself feeling the same as when driving past an animal hit by a car. Why do we slow down to have a look if we know exactly what awaits us?”
The film features music by Flying Lotus, Aphex Twin, Akira Yamaoka and Thundercat, and an acting role by the legendary singer George Clinton.
Exclusive screening of Kuso at Haapsalu Cultural Centre on Saturday, 29th of April.