PIFF After Dark: LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY with short film KNIFE OF THE PARTY – directors Brian Henderson and Joe Von Appen in attendance

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Liza’s a lonely nurse whose search for a companion always ends in the same way— with the death of her suitor. Now the bodies are piling up and Liza, whose only friend is the ghost of a 1950s Japanese pop singer, is coming under the suspicion of a bumbling detective. Reminiscent of both Amélie and Takashi Miike’s The Happiness of the Katakuris, Mészáros blends whimsy, death, Japanese lore, and catchy pop songs into a delightfully dark cocktail. “Rarely has grisly death been packaged in such adorable wrapping.”—Film School Rejects. (98 mins.) 

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Two down on their luck party DJs book one killer gig. (8 mins.)
Directors Brian Henderson and Joe Von Appen in attendance.


The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY screens Sunday, February 14 at 10pm at Cinema 21 and on Monday, February 15 at 1pm at the Moreland Theater. The film is being presented as part of PIFF After Dark at the 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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