Video Services Corp.,
A film by Kim Ki-Duk
Opens September 26
Toronto – The Royal, 608 College St.
Still from MOEBIUS
2013 Toronto International Film Festival, Masters
2013 Venice Film Festival
“Moebius is insane and brilliant! A terrifying and morbidly humourous narrative.” – Pierce Conran, Twitch
“A strangely involving encounter with macabre extremes.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire
“A gruesome tale of a bloody, vicious circle of sexual frenzy, jealousy and outrageous violence.” – Dan Fainaru, Screen Daily
TIFF and Venice hit Moebius, the shocking thriller about a family heading toward violently sexual destruction, starts a run at the Royal Cinema in Toronto on Friday, September 26th through Video Services Corp (VSC).
The Midnight Madness sensation, helmed by acclaimed South Korean master Kim Ki-Duk, is the director’s follow-up to the Venice Golden Lion-winning Pieta. In his storied career, Ki-Duk has also taken home the likes of Cannes’s Un Certain Regard Award, as well as Berlin’s Silver Bear. A veteran of the global film festival circuit, Kim is perhaps most famous for his critically lauded masterpieces, 3-Iron and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring.
The prolific writer-director is set to shock audiences again with Moebius, his latest perverse statement on family tensions, sexual boundaries and society’s issues with each.
When she catches her husband having an affair, a woman attempts to castrate the cheater for his wrongdoing. Unsuccessful, she instead inflicts the unspeakable act on her own son, setting off a series of grotesque yet provocative events ranging from a hurried genital transplant to pain-inflicted orgasms that all merge in a continuous thread of delirious storytelling.
“International film-savvy Toronto audiences will embrace a film such Moebius from a master director,” says VSC President Jonathan Gross. Fans of international art-house horror classics such as Chan-wook Park’s Thirst, Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, and Takashi Miike’s Audition certainly won’t want to miss out.
About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. (VSC) is a leading independent all-platform film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. VSC’s DVD catalogue includes “Corner Gas,” Sharknado, “Comedy Now! Starring Russell Peters” and “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With….” Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, Alan Partridge, starring Steve Coogan, and the Israeli horror sensation Big Bad Wolves. VSC has an eclectic 2014 slate that features Cannes Selection Life Itself, Frank starring Michael Fassbender, and the horror film Honeymoon. For more information visit www.videoservicescorp.com .