Dir. Fabrice du Welz
2004, Belgium, 92 min
French with English subtitles
Join us for a post-screening discussion with Olivia Norquay and Jillian Groening of Bikini Drive-in, a semi-monthly screening series discussing horror films through an intersectional feminist lens.
A traveling entertainer falls victim to a dangerously unhinged innkeeper determined to keep him captive.
Content warning: Extreme violence, torture, sexual assault, animal cruelty, psychological devastation
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A lucid nightmare, a dark absurdist descent into hell. Calvaire‘s meditation on identity, possession, and cruelty remains horribly vivid.
– Guillermo Del Toro