MASKOON Fantastic Film Festival

MASKOON Fantastic Film Festival 2017

Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival is the first festival in the region focusing exclusively on modern genre film, bringing the best horror, thriller, fantasy, action and sci-fi films from around the globe to Beirut and, by default, to the Arab World.

The festival offers an eclectic programming that gives the Lebanese audience the opportunity to discover international genre films that rarely get official theatre releases in the Middle East, while offering a variety of special events such as master classes, Arab genre shorts screenings, networking events and outdoor activities.


  • The Nile Hilton Incident

    The Nile Hilton Incident

    Directed by Tarik Saleh Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 8 PM


    Weeks before the 2011 revolution in Egypt, Noredin, a police officer investigates the murder of a club jazz singer at the Nile Hilton.

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  • Thousand Cuts

    Thousand Cuts (Le Serpent aux mille coupures)

    Directed by Eric Valette Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8 PM followed by a Q&A with the director


    South-West of France, in winter. An injured mysterious biker runs away from a massacre and takes shelter at a family of farmers he then holds hostage.

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  • A Dark Song

    A Dark Song

    Directed by Liam Gavin Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:30 PM


    A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that threatens to blur the boundaries between this wo

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  • Good Manners

    Good Manners

    Directed by Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra Friday, September 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM followed by a Q&A with the directors and producer


    Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts 
of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny of her unborn child.

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  • Jupiter's Moon

    Jupiter's Moon

    Directed by Kornél Mundruczó Friday, September 15, 2017 at 9:30 PM


    A young immigrant is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, wounded Aryan can now mysteriously levitate at will.

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    The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo)

    Directed by Byung-gil Jung Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6 PM


    Sook-hee, a trained assassin, takes revenge on her husband’s murderers.

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  • Cold Hell

    Cold Hell (Die Hölle)

    Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:30 PM followed by a Q&A with the actress


    Vienna, a woman is witness to a murder in the neighbor apartment.

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    Dave Made A Maze

    Directed by Bill Watterson Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:45 PM


    Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds 
a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trappe

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  • Suspiria


    Directed by Dario Argento Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4 PM


    A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is
 a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series

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