Spain's International Film Festival of Catalonia, better known as Sitges, has unveiled the first of its competition titles for the upcoming 36th edition, which this year has moved dates from early October to late November (Nov 27-Dec 7).
The date change is meant to bypass late summer tourism in the coastal town near Barcelona, allowing Sitges to grow its infrastructure and guest capacity.
Among the advance titles in the official Fantastic competition are Takashi Miike's Gozu (Jap), Alexandre Aja's Haute Tension (Fr), Pau Freixas' Camara Oscura (Sp), Rob Schmidt's Wrong Turn (US) and Keith Gordon's The Singing Detective (US)
Miike is expected to be a guest of honour at Sitges, which will show other of his films in a retrospective dedicated to contemporary Japanese cinema. Asian cinema will also have a presence in the traditional Orient Express sidebar, the new Mondo Macabro selection of horror films, and activities and films showcasing 'guest country' Korea.