Kaunas Artists’ House and educational platform Kitas Kinas are celebrating 2-year friendship and invites everybody to a Christmas party watching film about the killer Santa Claus – “Dial Code Santa Claus” (dir. René Manzor, 1989 m.)
Ever wondered what would happen if you blend Rambo and Home Alone together? Thomas is a typical 1980s kid: he loves Rambo, computers, role-playing games and his dog. While mom’s away at the office on Xmas Eve, Thomas and his grandfather are left home alone — perfect timing for a disgruntled, perverted, bloodthirsty Santa Claus to raid the home down the chimney. But Hell hath no fury like a mulleted ten-year-old with an arsenal of toys!
Previously only available via VHS bootlegs – and a huge audience smash at Fantastic Fest 2018 – “Dial Code Santa Claus” is an enormous discovery. Made a year before Home Alone (which, suspiciously, has almost the same plot), “Dial Code Santa Claus” is way more stylized and bloodier.
Dir. René Manzor
Action, Horror, Thriller, France, 1989, French, English subtitles, 87 min., PG
Tickets and discounts: tickets cost 3 EUR (2 EUR concessions – schoolchildren, students, seniors). Tickets can be purchased on the door and at “Tiketa” sales points in person and online.
Kaunas Artists’ House and the platform Kitas Kinas celebrate two-year anniversary of partnership – from paracinema film screenings to the documentary film series called Common People.
Kitas Kinas is an educational platform that introduces and overviews lesser known films, their personalities and stories to a wider audience. It aims to resurrect underrated and abandoned films and to present the most interesting manifestations of contemporary independent cinema, to promote people’s interest in the alternative history of film and to cultivate not only good, but also bad taste.