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Spamflix announces its new releases

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- The streaming platform for unconventional cinema has enriched its catalogue and is partnering up with the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

Spamflix announces its new releases

Launched last October (see the news), Spamflix is a specialised TVoD platform dedicated to out-of-the-ordinary, edgy and unconventional cinema. Focusing on genre films, black comedies, supernatural themes, science fiction, fantasy and anime, among others, each month the platform selects a number of new titles to enrich its catalogue, which currently totals 55 titles available internationally and in selected territories.

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Some of the titles that have been added in the last few months are Italian filmmaker Davide Manuli’s absurdist sophomore feature, Beket [+see also:
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, which, stylistically, is similar to his subsequent The Legend of Kaspar Hauser [+see also:
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, which is also available to stream; the two latest comedies by French writer-director-actor Benoît Forgeard, the Cannes ACID-premiered sci-fi Gaz de France [+see also:
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 and How to Succeed in Life; the sports-themed political comedy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict The 90 Minute War by Eyal Halfon; and the Greek indie offbeat comedy Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head [+see also:
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 by debutant director Vasilis Christofilakis, which was festooned with awards at Thessaloniki in 2017 (see the news).

The Venice Orizzonti-premiered debut Kill Me Please, a teenage thriller by Brazilian director Anita Rocha da Silveira, and the Portuguese slasher-horror The Forest of the Lost Souls [+see also:
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 by first-time director José Pedro Lopes were added to Spamflix’s catalogue last month. According to the platform, forthcoming available titles include Paul Negoescu’s comedy and Romanian box-office hit Two Lottery Tickets [+see also:
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; the allegorical cooperative Spanish drama The Invisible Hand [+see also:
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 by David Macián; two films by independent Japanese director Eiji UchidaLowlife Love and Love and Other Cults; and Alone Man by Brazil’s Claudia Jovin.

In terms of territorial releases, Spamflix will soon be offering five films by subversive Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono, including his best-known efforts, Love ExposureCold Fish and Himizu, in the UK and Ireland, while US audiences will be able to watch the Belgian horror Cub [+see also:
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 by Jonas Govaert and the German thriller Der Samurai [+see also:
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 by Till Kleinert.

Furthermore, Spamflix has announced a partnership with the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF). At BIFFF’s 37th edition, running from 9-21 April, the brand-new “Spamflix Asian Film Award” competition will be organised, and the winning film will be featured on the platform, thus giving it a chance to be watched worldwide. Also, the collaboration will continue after the festival, as BIFFF and Spamflix are aiming to start promoting Belgian short films by next year. Markus Duffner, co-founder of Spamflix, stated: “We're thrilled to be among BIFFF's partners, as its spirit, content and audience are 100% in line with ours!”

The platform is also working on more partnerships with other European genre and fantastic festivals, and more news will be announced soon. Spamflix is co-financed by the Lisboa 2020 programme of the ERDF European Fund.

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