Manos: The Hands of Fate

Local title
Manos: Saatuse käed
Director
Harold P. Warren
Country
USA
Year
1966
Festival
HÕFF 2022
Programme
HÕFF Special Screenings
Genre
absurd comedy, horror
Subject
surreality, absurd

Q: Are we not men? A: WE ARE MANOS!

Mike (Harold P. Warren) and Maggie (Diane Mahree) are on a road trip with their daughter and family dog. But they take a wrong turn and wind up at a lodge inhabited by a polygamous pagan cult! The family finds themselves in the middle of a power struggle between caretaker Torgo (John Reynolds), cult leader The Master (Tom Neyman), and two warring factions of the Master’s wives.

The sole directorial effort of Texas fertilizer salesman Warren, MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE is an absurdist masterpiece. Falling somewhere between the beautifully crude aesthetics of a Kuchar brothers movie and the back alley jams on a Lux Interior mixtape, this otherworldly experience has been lovingly restored by Ben Solovey from the original 16mm film elements. Prepare to exit the planet.

Director
Harold P. Warren
Screenwriter
Harold P. Warren
Cast
Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren, Stephanie Nielson
Producer
Harold P. Warren
DoP
Robert Guidry
Editor
Ernie Smith, James A. Sullivan
Music
Russ Huddleston, Robert Smith Jr.
Production
Norm-Iris
World sales
AGFA
Runtime
Language
English
Subtitles
English

Screenings

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