European premiere

Failure!

Local title
Põrumine!
Director
Alex Kahuam
Country
USA, Mexico
Year
2023
Festival
27th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Midnight Shivers
Genre
crime film, dark comedy
Subject
familial relationships, hatred, absurd

James (Ted Raimi, well-known for having played in films of his older brother Sam Raimi – “The Evil Dead”, “Darkman”, “Spiderman” etc.), having taken over the family’s plastics business after the death of his father, finds himself drowning in debts, with his existence threatened, just as his daughter, Jessica, is preparing for a very lavish wedding. Facing life or death decisions versus financial ruin, James is torn apart as he deals with his dilemma with the help (and often bad advice) of a mysterious ghost of a man that follows him around like a shadow, or is he really the devil’s advocate?

Shot in one single take with no cuts, no tricks and no excuses, “Failure!” is a smart genre-bending thriller from an exciting new voice on the Mexican scene.

Director
Alex Kahuam
Screenwriter
Alex Kahuam
Cast
Ted Raimi, Merrick McCartha, Noel Douglas Orput, Melissa Diaz, Christin Muuli, John Paul Medrano
Producer
Alex Kahuam, Marco De Molina, Ted Raimi, Kayli Fortun, Jose D. Rodriguez
DoP
Ernesto Lomeli
Editor
Alex Kahuam
Composer
Vincent Gillioz
World sales
Alief
Runtime
Language
English
Director
Alex Kahuam

Alex Kahuam

Filmography:
Escondida (2012), So, You Want to Be a Gangster? (2018), Forgiveness (2021), Failure! (2023)

Screenings

8th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening120806 / Põrumine!
Q&A guestsAlex Kahuam (Director, Writer, Producer), Ted Raimi (Producer, Cast), John Paul Medrano (Cast), Christin Muuli (Cast)
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3rd Hall Apollo Kino Lõunakeskus, Tartu
Screening154303 / Põrumine!
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10th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening161002 / Põrumine!
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Trailer
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