The 22nd edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal this summer will feature world premieres of Indonesian western Buffalo Boys (pictured) and Canadian chiller Our House.
The festival, which runs from July 12-August 1, brings a roster of more than 130 films, among them the world premiere of anthology Nightmare Cinema directed by Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Alejandro Brugués, Ryûhei Kitamura, and David Slade, as well as New Zealand time-travel comedy Mega Time Squad, and a special screening of David Robert Mitchell’s Cannes competition entry Under The Silver Lake.
Announcing a selection of titles and events of notes in the first wave of titles, Fantasia top brass announced Dante will receive the lifetime achievement award.
The selections include world premieres for thriller Cam and Canadian ghost story The Witch In The Window, while Bleach gets its international premiere.
Japanese animation forms much of Fantasia’s Axis section, which coralls entries such as the international premiere of Crisis Jung, and Canadian premieres for Violence Voyager, Fireworks, and Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms.
The annual Frontières International Co-Production Market and Industry Rendez-Vous Weekend will take place over the weekend of July 19-22.
Fantasia will announce the full line-up of features in July. For further details visit www.fantasiafestival.com/festival/en.