Frightfest 2013 preview: Painless (Insensibles) Simon Fitzjohn July 10, 2013 Film4 Frightfest, Latest News and Videos 2022 Fancy some creepy genetic horror by way of France, Spain and Portugal? If so, then Painless (or Insensibles) would appear to be the flick for you – having wowed at last year’s London Film Festival, the film is back for more festival fun at this August’s Frightfest. Seemingly unhurt having survived a serious car accident that claimed the life of his pregnant wife, neurosurgeon David is stunned when tests reveal he has advanced lymphoma and is in dire need of a bone marrow transplant. Pleading with his parents for help, David finds out he was actually adopted. Things then swiftly take a turn for the sinister when the surgeon discovers his actual lineage dates to a mysterious group of children born insensitive to physical pain and who lived in the Pyrenees. Desperate to uncover the truth, David unlocks a series of strange and chilling details as he hunts for answers. A real genre-bender taking in fantasy, mystery and horror, the flick is directed by Juan Carlos Medina and stars Tomas Lemarquis, Alex Brendemuhl and Derek De Lint. Painless screens at Frightfest on Friday, August 23.