Forest Creatures
Forest Creatures

Film Title

Forest Creatures

Screening:

  • Thursday 06 October 15:30
  • All Tickets £5.00
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Runtime:

120 mins

Film Details
Director: Ivan-Goran Vitez Country: Croatia (co-prod Slovenia)
Writer: Ivan-Goran Vitez Original Format: 2k
Dir. of Photography: Tamara Cesarec Print Source: Kinorama
Producer: Ankica Juric Tilic
Cast: Vilim Matula, Hana Hegedusic, Jaksa Boric

UK Premiere

Official Selection Feature

Short Synopsis:

The boss of an agency takes his employees on a team-building weekend. Soon it becomes clear that after this game nothing will be the same.

 

Review:

 

Forest Creatures This black comedy thriller is about a group of advertising professionals on a team-building activities weekend. Far from engendering team spirit and encouraging group bonding however, the trip soon turns into a grotesque and farcical orgy of violence and insanity.

Having been bought out by a Dutch company, the members of the Zagreb based ad agency are feeling the heat after a corporate reshuffle. The group’s new boss Jongbloed has taken his team to a remote location in the Croatian forest to partake in a variety of compulsory team-building exercises. The order of the day is paint-balling and the group is split into two teams. However, the mock warfare and violence of the paint-balling exercise soon becomes frighteningly real with the introduction of a family of backward, perverted hill-billies. Add to this the insecurities and macho rivalries of the office and things really start to get ugly.

The film is expertly constructed, with a strong visual style, and the comedy is pitch-black. Highlights include a sub-plot involving a new-age environmentalist couple, providing a dose of satirical, sardonic humour, and a scene that lends new meaning to the term ‘tree hugging’.  All in all, Forest Creatures is a hilarious and often shocking film that gives a terrifyingly dark perspective on workplace rivalry and office politics.

Sami El-Hadi

In Partnership With

DG ENLARG Southeast Europe: People and Culture is a project organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enlargement. It aims at raising awareness and showing another side of the countries of Southeast Europe that are hoping to join the EU in the future. http://www.southeast-europe.eu/home.html


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Practical Information

Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
SW1Y 4LR
London
www.appollocinemas.com

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