Holiday Home Invasion
Mexico, Netherlands, 96', vo SPA, sub FRA/ENG, 14 Year
Cast: Luis Gerardo Méndez, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Miguel Rodarte
The heavenly holidays Pedro had planned on spending with his wife and son at a seaside resort don’t seem to be in the cards for him. Although the family is forced to share their villa with particularly rude strangers, Pedro feels like he is the only one bothered by the situation. To make matters worse, the staff is so unscrupulous they might just cause a deadly accident…
After Halley (2013), Sebastián Hofmann continues to explore the horror of everyday life through ordinary people. The massive holiday resort decorum stands as a dehumanizing framework that heightens the rising feeling of fear experienced by the characters. Surrealistic and troubling visions emerge from the elegant aesthetics, giving this absurdist comedy the qualities of a baroque horror piece. A disconcerting take on alienation that will have you think twice about booking your next holidays.
A graduate of the Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Mexican filmmaker Sebastián Hofmann started off as a visual artist. In 2011, he co-founded his Mexico-based distribution and production company Piano. His first feature, Halley (2013), which was about a night watchman with a decaying body, created the buzz in Sundance. Four years on, he won the award for best screenplay at the same festival with Time Share, his second film.