The festival also announced today the ten titles of its Midnight Slam! cult film programme, including world premieres of Jeb Weintrob's Scar, Laurent Courau's Predators and Brett Sullivan's The Chair.
Also screening are the North American premiere of David Nerlich's Austarlian crocodile horror story Black Water and the Canadian premieres of Rob Zombie's Halloween, a remake of the John Carpenter horror classic, and Michael Davis' Shoot'em Up starring Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci and Paul Giamatti. Also screening are Pavel Ruminov's Dead Daughters, Brian Hooks' 7eventy 5ive, Roar Uthang's Cold Prey, and Gabriele Albanesi's The Last House In The Woods.
Scar, the story of heroine of an abduction incident who returns to her home town only to see the reign of terror begin anew, will be presented in high-definition 3D format REAL D.
A veteran of Spanish cinema, Gomez produced his first film La Loba Y La Paloma (The Wolf And The Dove) in 1974 and has produced more than 30 since including works by Bigas Luna, Carlos Saura, Richard Lester, Pedro Almodovar and Alex de la Iglesia. He produced several films through Lola Films, including Fernando Trueba's 1992 Belle Epoque, winner of the Best Foreign-language film Oscar. The MWFF will screen his latest production, Teresa, El Cuerpo De Cristo (Teresa: The Body Of Christ), directed by Ray Loriga and starring Paz Vega.
Marceau will receive a Special Grand Prix of the Americas for lifetime achievement and the festival will present her latest directorial effort, La Disparue De Deauville, starring Christophe Lambert. Lambert will also attend the screening.
Marceau's films as an actress include La Boum, Fort Saganne, Joyeuse Paques, L'Amour Braque, Mes Nuits Sont Plus Belles Que Vos Jours as well as such English-language titles as Braveheart and the Bond film The World Is Not Enough. Her first film as a director, Parlez-moi d'amour was awarded Best Director at the 2002 MWFF.