Thursday, August 28, 2014

SHREW'S NEST Producer Profile: Álex de la Iglesia

She's excited on the inside that Shrew's Nest is being produced by Iglesia.

If you've been reading up on Shrew's Nest, you might recognize the name of one of the producers: Álex de la Iglesia. And if you don't, shame on you! He's only the absolutely fantastic director and writer of last year's Midnight Madness sensation Witching and Bitching and the 2010 Festival's The Last Circus. And, real talk, anything that the creator of these bad-ass movies deems worthy to produce is good in our books. Need more convincing? Fine.

"What do you mean you haven't seen Witching and Bitching? A hex on your family."

If you missed Witching and Bitching last year, that's okay. Thanks to the powers of the internet, we can relive it right here, right now. (What a time to be alive.) The film absolutely delighted Midnight Madness audiences and reviewers alike. And if there's one thing it taught is to RESPECT YOUR ELDERS. Because you may get eaten. (Or worse, expelled.) For real. Like, actually. This isn't a metaphor. This is not a drill. Check out the trailer for Iglesia's signature style of insanity:

In 2010, we were treated to another twisted, delirious tale except this time replace witches with clowns. (Ugh, clowns, why did it have to be clowns?) Except not just any clowns: angry clowns. With weapons. If you skim reviews, words like "zaniness," "over-the-top," and "strickingly surreal" will jump out at you, so you know you're in for a ride. But just because you really didn't want to sleep tonight anyway, might as well watch this trailer too: 

Like we said before, if the mind behind these films is the producer of Shrew's Nest, it's going to be ah-freaking-mazing. We want Iglesia to help us pick out all of our movies from now on. Get your tickets, call in sick to work if you have to, and make sure you're at a screening. 

Shrew's Nest is screening at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Vanguard Programme. You can check out more Vanguard films on the official Festival website

SHREW'S NEST screening times:
Thursday, Sept 4th 8:45 PM SCOTIABANK 2
Friday, Sept 5th 3:00 PM THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
Sunday, Sept 14th 6:30 PM TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX 2

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