Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliffe, to receive European premiere at genre film festival.

Swiss Army Man

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) has unveiled the line-up for its 16th edition, set to run July 1-9.

The Swiss festival, which spotlights genre and Asian cinema, has 14 titles in this year’s international competition, including quirky buddy movie Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano.

The film, directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, debuted at Sundance in January and will receive its European premiere at NIFFF.

Other European premieres include Christopher Smith’s Detour and Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow, both UK productions, while international premieres include French director Julia Ducournau’s Raw and US filmmaker Richard Bates Jr’s Trash Fire.

International Competition

  • Creative Control, Benjamin Dickinson
  • Detour, Christopher Smith
  • February, Osgood Perkins
  • Girl Asleep, Rosemary Myers
  • Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot, Gabriele Mainetti
  • Los Parecidos, Isaac Ezban
  • The Lure, Agnieszka Smoczy
  • Miruthan, Shakti Soundar Rajan
  • Parents, Christian Tafdrup
  • Raw, Julia Ducournau
  • Swiss Army Man, Daniel Scheinert, Dan Kwan
  • The Transfiguration, Michael O’Shea
  • Trash Fire, Richard Bates Jr.
  • Under the Shadow, Babak Anvari

This year’s festival will introduce a new strand titled Amazing Switzerland, centred on recent films to be produced in the country.

Titles include the world premiere of Das Kalte Herz, from the late Karl Ulrich Schnabel, and screenings of Tobias Nölle’s Aloys, which won the Panorama FIPRESCI prize at this year’s Berlinale.

As previously announced, NIFFF will host a retrospective to horror maestro John Carpenter, screening 18 of his features including Assault on Precinct 13, Big Trouble in Little China, Halloween and The Thing.