Feature Film Méliès d'Or Winners

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, ScienceplusFiction - Trieste International Science Fiction Film 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 »