Feature Film Méliès d'Or Winners

2017

Thelma

Director: Joachim Trier / Country: Sweden, Norway, France, Denmark / Year: 2017 / Type: Feature / Duration: 113 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

Thelma isn’t a normal girl. Desperate, she insistently asks God why he made her the way she is. Her parent aren’t much help either, but rather two mysterious people who are cool and calm with the powers displayed by their daughter who, every time she... Read more »

2016

Raw

Director: Julia Ducournau / Country: France, Belgium, Italy / Year: 2016 / Type: Feature / Duration: 99 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

“One day you’re going to have a scare that’s bad, and then you’re going to make us sad”, sang Vainica Doble in “La vegeteriana”. And a scare with a capital “S” is exactly what Justine, a young woman entering the vet school where her sister is also... Read more »

2015

Goodnight Mommy

Director: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala / Country: Austria / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

In the heat of the summer. A lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields. Nine-year-old twin brothers are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to... Read more »

2014

Alleluia

Director: Fabrice Du Welz / Country: France, Belgium / Year: 2014 / Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Or, Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

Manipulated by a loving and jealous husband, Gloria has run away with her daughter and started a new life far away from men and from the rest of the world. Impelled by her friend, Madeleine, she agrees to meet Michel through a dating site. The first... Read more »

2013

In the name of the son

Director: Vincent Lannoo / Country: France, Belgium / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 80 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

Catholic fundamentalist Elizabeth doubts nothing, which is why her loss of faith is going to hurt. The comedy of the year. (NIFFF) Read more »

2012

Vanishing Waves

Director: Kristina Buozyte / Country: Lithuania / Year: 2012 / Type: Feature / Duration: 124 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

In a research facility at a hospital, an international group of scientists are testing a new method of looking into the minds of coma patients. Do they dream? About what? Can contact be made, somehow? (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

2011

The Last Circus

Director: Álex de la Iglesia / Country: Spain, France / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature / Duration: 107 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

2010

Buried

Director: Rodrigo Cortés / Country: Spain, France / Year: 2010 / Type: Feature / Duration: 95 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Or, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. Read more »

2009

Martyrs

Director: Pascal Laugier / Country: France / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 97 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2008

Let the Right One In

Director: Tomas Alfredson / Country: Sweden / Year: 2008 / Type: Feature / Duration: 114 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Or, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

Eli is 12 years old. She's been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2007

Princess

Director: Anders Morgenthaler / Country: Germany, Denmark / Year: 2006 / Type: Feature / Duration: 90 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

2006

Adam's Apples

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen / Country: Germany, Denmark / Year: 2005 / Type: Feature / Duration: 94 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2004

Code 46

Director: Michael Winterbottom / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

2003

The Green Butchers

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen / Country: Denmark / Year: 2003 / Type: Feature / Duration: 100 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Imagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident happens which coincides with a large order of meat. One hasty... Read more »

2002

Fausto 5.0

Director: Àlex Ollé, Isidro Ortiz, Carlus Padrissa / Country: Spain / Year: 2001 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

2001

Thomas in Love

Director: Pierre-Paul Renders / Country: France, Belgium / Year: 2000 / Type: Feature / Duration: 97 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

2000

Possessed

Director: Anders Rønnow Klarlund / Country: Denmark / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature / Duration: 99 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

1999

The Nameless

Director: Juame Balagueró / Country: Spain / Year: 1999 / Type: Feature / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

Five years after a young girl was murdered when her mother seemed to have started to recover, a phone call once again shatters her life: "Mummy, it's me... come and get me". Helped by an ex-policeman and a reporter who is expert in the supernatural,... Read more »

1998

Photographing Fairies

Director: Nick Willing / Country: England / Year: 1997 / Type: Feature / Duration: 106 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Fantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of... Read more »

1997

Tren de sombras

Director: José Luis Guerín / Country: Spain / Year: 1997 / Type: Feature / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent, Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or

A silent homage to the origins of cinema, recreating the apparent disappearance of a French photographer in the 1920s. Experimental. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

1996

The Day of the Beast

Director: Alex de la Iglesia / Country: Spain / Year: 1995 / Type: Feature / Duration: 103 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Or, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

A basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV esoteric program, he will try to invoke the devil to find out... Read more »