"FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions" (2004)


Genuine underground movies
 
CULT DYSTOPIAN MOVIE

FAQ coverIn this orwellian dystopia Paris (The Europa's capital) is prepared for a great event that will open the doors to a New Age of Brilliance. After a long decadence Europe has succumbed to Metacontrol, a women's sisterrhood that has imposed a totalitarian regime inspired by that one that nowadays we know as political correctness, in its most radically feminist version. Physical contact between individuals is banned, language is absolutely perverted, pornography is outlawed, food is hypercleaned, and men are submitted to the subjection.

The citizen Angeline W. R. S. signs her entrance in Sisterhood of Metacontrol yielding her uterus to the Reproductive Machine of Notre Dame. Simultaneously, and without she knows it, her man-in-waiting, Nono, a listener, discovers a secret oasis of sensuality in the virtual network Réseau Céleste's forbidden channels. Subversive elements will not be late in establishing communication with him to entrust him a mission lacking in risk at first sight, but that will unleash catastrophic consequences.
 
Written and directed by Carlos Atanes
Cast:
Xavier Tort, Anne-Celine Auché, Manel Solàs, Neus Bernaus, Antonio Vladimir, Raúl Mena, Marta Timón, Anna DIogène.
 
Music by
Xavier Tort
 
Direction of photography
David García and Albert Ramírez
 
Produced by
Marta Timón
(FortKnox Audiovisual)
 
Co-produced by
Oriol Marcos (Uno + Uno)
82 min.
2004

 

Paloma Povedano and Antonio Vladimir: dystopian couple in "FAQ: Frequenlty Asked Questions"





  «A triumph of the imagination, FAQ is a powerful, poetic and searching film.»
(Cork Film Festival)

«FAQ is an unpredictable and intelligent treat, comparable with classic arty dystopias like Godard's Alphaville and Gilliam's Brazil
(Carl J. Schroeder, The Mystical Movie Guide)
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«FAQ is not for everyone, but there can be no doubt that it represents a unique voice and viewpoint in a sea of blahfilm.»
(366 Weird Movies)
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«An intelligent and terrible dystopia

(Alfonso Merelo, Spanish Science Fiction Association, AEFCFT)

«Xavier Tort composes a solid and fascinating performance

(David Lynk, Fantaterror)
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«For moments a movie experiment of avant-garde (supported on a haughty utilization of the music: the notes do not form a mere sonorous frame but they are one more protagonist). In other moments it is an approximation to the famous negative utopia of Huxley, Orwell and different so many people.»
(Darío Lavia, Cinefania)
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«Everyone should see this film.Witness the birth of a future name in the cinema of the unusual
(Paul Higson, The Zone SF)
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«Carlos Atanes achieves a work more that interesting, placing himself among these authentic, different filmmakers, dedicated to creating their own expressive tools.»
(Alejandro Yamgotchian, Arte 7)

«FAQ is a truly unique and intelligent work that we were thrilled to screen and to offer it's North American Debut.»
(Nate Dufort, director del Planet Ant Film Festival 2005)

«Watch FAQ and email me your take on this film, I am interested to hear what you think of it. Plus you need to tell me what they hell they got in that glass!»
(The Angry Princess, This Is Some Scene)
         
"FAQ" REVIEWS:

FILM FANADDICT
FILM BIZARRO
UNDERGROUND FILM
JOURNAL
FILM THREAT
THE ZONE SF
THE MYSTICAL MOVIE GUIDE
366 WEIRD MOVIES
SF, HORROR AND FANTASY FILM REVIEW
FILM ARCADE


"FAQ" FILES:

"FAQ" CHARACTERS
DYSTOPIA ACCORDING TO CARLOS ATANES

SLOUCHING TOWARD DYSTOPIA
(Interview)
"FAQ" THE ROLLER COASTER
 
   
 


Dystopian Europe ("FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions")


Best Feature Film Award
,
International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers (Athens, 2005)

Nominated to Award for Best European Motion Picture
from the Fantasy Genre (Méliès d'Argent)
at Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Festival (Porto, 2006)

ALSO officially selected at

Toronto - Fantasy Worldwide International Film Festival (Canada, 2005)
Atlanta - Atlanta Underground Film Festival (USA, 2005)
Seattle - Cascadia Con American SF Convention (USA, 2005)
Cork - Cork Film Festival (Ireland, 2005)
London - International Festival of Sci-Fi and Fantastic Film (UK, 2006)
Detroit - Planet And Video & Film Festival (USA, 2005)
Miskolc - International Festival of Young Filmmakers (Hungary, 2005)
Tel Aviv - Icon International Movie Festival (Israel, 2005)
Morelia - Muestra Independiente de Cine y Video (Mexico, 2005)
Lyon - Festival Cinéma Nouvelle Génération (France, 2005)
Buenos Aires - BARS Festival de Cine Fantástico (Argentina, 2004)
Barcelona - DIBA Digital Film Festival (Spain, 2005)
Conversano - Imaginaria Film Festival (Italy, 2006)
Tarragona - Festival REC (Spain, 2006)
Lisboa - Fantasporto em Lisboa (Portugal, 2006)







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About "FAQ"
(2005)



 
 
 

Carlos Atanes  
Carlos Atanes is an underground filmmaker and playwright. He has directed a lot of dystopian, weird and disturbing films known as atanic films. If you wish to enter his world, you can't miss the shortfilms anthology Codex Atanicus (1995-1999), the book Aleister Crowley in the Mouth of Hell and the feature-length movies FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004), PROXIMA (2007), Maximum Shame (2010) and the newest one, Gallino, the Chicken System (2012), all of them available on DVD and Video On Demand. Go for a walk through this website and you'll enjoy other atanic works, texts and interviews.
 
Gallino, the Chicken System   Aleister Crowley in the Mouth of Hell   Maximum Shame
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Maximum Shame, apocalyptic fetish horrir musical chess sci-fi weird feature movie available on DVD and Video On Demand on Amazon. Gallino, the Chicken System, the first Pornophilosophical film in History, now available on DVD and Video On Demand on Amazon. A story full of lechery, sarcasm, extravagance, impossible geometries, discovery of existence's hidden sides and a pinch of Sex Magick.

 
 
 
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