ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD FILM FESTIVAL 2022: Una Pelicula de Zombies (2022)

Una Pelicula de Zombies (A Zombie Movie) is NANO’s first film, a production created entirely with deepfake technology, which allows faces to be exchanged for others in a hyper-realistic way. For this movie, they’ve added Chilean comedians, actors and faces speaking and acting into a modern adaptation of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.

With a cast including Botota Fox, Pedro Ruminot, Sergio Freire, Javiera Contador, Javiera Acevedo, Ricardo Meruane, Pancho Saavedra, Juan Andrés Salfate, Chelipe Cárdenas, Rodrigo Villegas, Miguelito, this was directed by Cristobal Ross who co-wrote it with Harry Films.

Remember when they colorized Night of the Living Dead? Remember the added scenes that took away from the original in the Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition that everyone but George Romero got in there? That’s what this movie feels like, complete with riffing over a movie that is legitimately a classic. I can appreciate the technology, but I’m not using deepfakery to put dick and fart jokes into La Gravedad del Púgil or Sangre Eterna.

This movie was part of the Another Hole in the Head film festival, which provides a unique vehicle for independent cinema. This year’s festival takes place from December 1st – December 18th, 2022. Screenings and performances will take place at the historic Roxie Cinema, 4 Star Theatre and Stage Werks in San Francisco, CA. It will also take place On Demand on Eventive and live on Zoom for those who can not attend the live screenings. You can learn more about how to attend or watch the festival live on their Eventlive site. You can also keep up with all of my AHITH film watches with this Letterboxd list.

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