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Fantasia announces second wave of titles

Takeshi Kitano’s Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen, Sonny Mallhi’s Anguish, Ringo Lam’s Wild City and Miguel Angel Vivas’ Extinction among titles playing at Montreal’s genre film festival.

Fantasia International Film Festival has unveiled the second wave of titles for its upcoming 19th edition, taking place in Montreal from July 14-Aug 4.

Takeshi Kitano’s Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen will receive its international premiere at this year’s event, while the festival will also host the world premieres of Sonny Mallhi’s Anguish, David Keating’s Cherry Tree, Jacob Gentry’s Synchronicity, Victor Zarcoff’s Slumlord and Bite from Chad Archibald and the team behind Anti-Social.

The world premiere of Miguel Angel Vivas’ English language debut Extinction headlines a heightened focus on Spanish cinema at this year’s Fantasia, with other titles including Marshland and Shrew’s Nest.

Other notable titles in the second wave include Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places, Ringo Lam’s Wild City, Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy’s debut feature Traders, Corin Hardy’s The Hallow, Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation, Ted Geoghegan’s We Are Still Here and Kenneth Kainz’s The Shamer’s Daughter.

The first special event of this year’s festival will focus on Wakaliwood, DIY cinema from Uganda. As part of the focus, Fantasia will screen Uganda’s first action film Who Killed Captain Alex? and a selection of clips from never-before-seen new films.

As announced last month, this year’s festival will open with Keiichi Hara’s Miss Hokusai, with Marvel Studios’ latest outing Ant-Man also showing on the opening day.

The festival will also hold the sixth edition of genre co-production market Frontières which revealed its full project line-up yesterday [June 10].

Fantasia’s full line-up of screenings and events will be announced on July 7. For more information, visit the festival’s website.

Full list of second wave titles

WP - World Premiere; IP - International Premiere; NAP - North American Premiere; CP - Canadian Premiere; QP - Quebec Premiere; MP - Montreal Premiere

Anguish (WP)
Dir: Sonny Mallhi

Ava’s Possessions (CP)
Dir: Jordan Galland

Bite (WP)
Dir: Chad Archibald

Børning (NAP)
Dir: Hallvard Bræin

Bridgend (CP)
Dir: Jeppe Rønde

Bunny the Killer Thing (NAP)
Dir: Joonas Makkonen

Cherry Tree (WP)
Dir: David Keating

Cop Car (CP)
Dir: Jon Watts

Crimson Whale (CP)
Dir: Park Hye-mi

Cruel (CP)
Dir : Eric Cherrière

The Dark Below (WP)
Dir: Douglas Schulze

Dark Places (Special Screening)
Dir: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Director’s Commentary - Terror of Frankenstein (IP)
Dir : Tim Kirk

Extinction (WP)
Dir: Miguel Angel Vivas

German Angst (NAP)
Dir: Jörg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski, and Andreas Marschall

H. (CP)
Dir : Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia

The Hallow (CP)
Dir: Corin Hardy

Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory (CP)
Dir: Lisa Takeba

He Never Died (IP)
Dir: Jason Krawczyk

Hostile (IP)
Dir: Nathan Ambrosioni

The Invitation (CP)
Dir: Karyn Kusama

Ju-On: The Final Curse (IP)
Dir: Masayuki Ochiai

Manson Family Vacation (CP)
Dir: J. Davis

Marshland (QP)
Dir: Alberto Rodriguez

The Master Plan (NAP)
Dir: Alain Darborg

Meathead Goes Hog Wild (WP)
Dirs: Kevin Cline, Zach Harris, and Sean Pierce

Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (QP)
Dir: Roger Graef and James Rogan

Mortadelo & Filemon: Mission Implausible (NAP)
Dir: Javier Fesser

The Nutcracker 3D (NAP)
Dir: Sebastian Masuda

Ojuju (CP)
Dir: C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi

On the White Planet (CP)
Dir: Hur Bum-wook

Remake, Remix, Rip-Off: About Copy Culture & Turkish Pop Cinema (NAP)
Dir: Cem Kaya

The Royal Tailor (CP)
Dir: Lee Won-suk

Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (IP)
Dir: Takeshi Kitano

Scherzo Diabolico (CP)
Dir: Adrián García Bogliano

The Shamer’s Daughter (IP)
Dir: Kenneth Kainz

She Who Must Burn (WP)
Dir: Larry Kent

Shrew’s Nest (QP)
Dirs: Esteban Roel and Juan Fernando Andrés

Slumlord (WP)
Dir: Victor Zarcoff

Socialphobia (QP)
Dir: Hong Seok-jae

Some Kind of Hate (CP)
Dir: Adam Egypt Mortimer

Synchronicity (WP)
Dir: Jacob Gentry

The Taking (IP)
Dir: Dominic Brunt

Therapy for a Vampire (CP)
Dir: David Rühm

Torrente, Mission Eurovegas (NAP)
Dir: Santiago Segura

Traders (IP)
Dirs: Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy

We Are Still Here (CP)
Dir: Ted Geoghegan

Who Killed Captain Alex? (WP)
Dir: Nabwana IGG

Wild City (CP)
Dir: Ringo Lam

Wonderful World End (CP)
Dir: Daigo Matsui

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