I am very excited to make my way to Montreal in mid July for at least a portion of the mega-sized Fantasia Film Festival.
The initial press release promises thus far for an interesting mix of genres and guests, including Kevin Smith’s Red State to kick things off (hey, that’s a big step up from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice last year!) as well as The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy will be doing a panel/conversation with Hardware‘s Richard Stanley on his often delayed, but now complete follow-up, The Wicker Tree which will make its world premiere. John Landis is being honored for lifetime achievement (insert controversy).
The wonderfully tight Scottish thriller A Lonely Place to Die (Kurt’s Review) is going to make its Canadian debut. Shunji Iwai’s (All About Lilly Chou Chou) Cannes-debuted Vampire is on the docket, as well as Brit-fantasy Burke & Hare.
Also making appearances is the much hyped (in geek circles) Attack The Block, Takashi Miike’s Ninja Kids!!! and the oddly titled new film from Johnnie To, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. (We have no doubts that you will, Johnnie!)
More (much more) is in the press release which is tucked under the seat.
Would you like to know more…?