Spoor wins top prize; Robert Pattinson, Safdie brothers attend North American premiere of Good Time.


Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik’s thriller Spoor (Pokot), pictured, has won the Fantasia best film award as the 21st genre festival wrapped in Montreal, Canada.

The Fantasia International Film Festival ran from July 13 to August 2 and hosted 220 screenings, two outdoor screenings, and 12 VR selections. The festival wrapped on August 2 with Jang Hoon’s A Taxi Driver.

Films that received their world premiere in Montreal included Ryan Prows’ Lowlife, Steve Mitchell’s King Cohen, Patrick Demers’ Origami, Ted Geoghegan’s Mohawk, Gabriela Amaral Almeida’s Friendly Beast, Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard’s Radius, and Synapse Films’ 4K restoration of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic Suspiria.

Robert Pattinson attended the North American premiere of Cannes selection Good Time with directors Josh and Benny Safdie (pictured), and Michael Moriarty presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to director Larry Cohen.

Good Time

There were special screenings of Atomic Blonde and Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, the last three features by Takashi Miike including his 100th film Blade Of The Immortal, and the international premieres of A Day and You Only Live Once.

Besides Spoor, the Cheval Noir Award for best director went to Thailand’s Nattawut Poonpiriya for Bad Genius, which recently opened the New York Asian Film Festival.

Song Kang-ho was named  best actor for A Taxi Driver and Violetta Schurwlow best actress for Cold Hell (Die Hölle).

Click here for the full list of winners.