Monster Fest Presents / 31 July 2018

MANDY Australian Poster Art & Nationwide Screenings Announced!

MANDY, the sophomore feature from experimental genre filmmaker Panos Cosmatos (BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW) has been called everything from “batshit crazy” (IndieWire) to “ethereally beautiful” (Village Voice) and its coming to a cinema near you across Australia.

Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Je-remiah Sand (Linus Roache), Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.
Panos claims to have first conceived the film at the same time as his 2010 debut, BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, which was immediately following the passing of his father. He describes the period as when the “world as I had known it came completely to an end and the grief I had surpassed after the passing of my mother a decade earlier came flooding to the surface. Rainbow dealt with my feelings of regret and guilt, with letting go of things I can never change. Mandy is about the feelings of rage and helplessness that followed“.
Critics are praising Nicolas Cage’s portrayal of Red in the film, declaring that “at long last, he’s found a movie willing to match his crazed intentions” (IndieWire). Panos describes the working dynamic with Nicholas “like working with one of my close friends. Somebody who just instinctually understands where I’m coming from and just wants to help me achieve that. It didn’t take a lot of conversation between us and there was always a cer-tain leap forward whenever we did talk about stuff. Having Nick in the movie was like a dream come true because he’s totally fearless and creative in every way”.
On Friday September 21st 9pm, Australian audiences will see firsthand an enraged Cage go full beast mode on the big screen when Monster Fest Presents in association with Madman Films host One Night Only event screenings across the country.

Stay tuned over the next week when we’ll announce all Australian cinema locations and ticketing links.