The 14th edition of Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival, one of the premiere genre festivals in the world, kicks off July 8th and will run through the 28th. The festival will screen over 100 feature films, opening with John Turtletaub’s new film “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and closing with the SXSW audience award-winner “Tucker & Dale vs Evil,” directed by Eli Craig. Other anticipated screenings include the international premieres of John Stalberg’s “High School,” starring Adrien Brody, and the acclaimed Cannes 2010 release “Rubber,” from director Quentin Dupieux. Also brightening the lineup are the world premieres of Jon Knautz’s “The Shrine,” Frank Henenlotter’s “Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore,” a documentary on the pioneer of gore, and an eagerly awaited remake of the cult horror film “I Spit on Your Grave,” directed by Steven R. Monroe. A film series entitled “Subversive Serbia” featuring confrontational cinema by Serbian filmmakers, and a screening of Fritz Lang’s newly restored “Metropolis” with original live orchestral accompaniment, will be amongst this year’s special events.
Other highlights include:
“The Life And Death of A Porno Gang,” directed by Mladen Djordjevic
“Tears For Sale,” (Director’s Cut) directed by Uros Stojanovic
“We Are What We Are,” directed by Jorge Michel Grau
“Scott Pilgrim vs The World” directed Edgar Wright, starring Michael Cerra
“The Last Exorcism,” directed by Daniel Stamm
“Centurion,” directed by Neil Marshall, starring Michael Fassbender
“Bodyguards and Assassins,” directed by Teddy Chen
“Black Death,” directed by Christopher Smith
“What Is Not Romance?” directed by Hong Eun-ji, Park Jae-ok and Soo Kyoung
“Blades of Blood,” directed by Lee Jun-ik
“Black Lightening,” directed by Timur Bekmambeto
“Heartless,” directed by Philip Ridley
“Little Big Soldier” directed by Sheng Ding, starring Jackie Chan
“Nevermore: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe,” a stage play directed by Stuart Gordon, starring Jeffrey Combs
Lifetime achievement awards will go to Ken Russell and the animation team of Don Bluth & Gary Goldman.
For more information on this year’s program please click HERE.