Dir: Jalmari Helander
Starring: Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, Peeter Jakobi
The Cult Film Club is back with a festive treat this year with the fantastically weird Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there’s Santa’s elves, who are determined to free their leader… This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. Screening in partnership with the University of Northampton.
★★★★ 1/2 “A superior horror film” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
★★★★ “One of the best festive films in years” – Little White Lies
★★★★ “Enormously Enertaining” – Time Out