The 22nd edition of the Montreal-based Fantasia International Film Festival will feature a thrilling selection of horror, science fiction and fantasy films including some hotly anticipated animé releases and daring documentaries. Set to open with Daniel Roby's Paris-set thriller Dans La Brume, it will also see a special award presented to action star Cynthia Rothrock. Special guests will include Timur Bekmambetov and Michael Ironside.

The festival runs from 12 July until 1 August.

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In this twisted love story, a man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own. A playful psycho-thriller game of cat-and-mouse.
Buffalo Boys
Buffalo Boys
A man and his sons spend years in exile, working as cowboys in the American West, before returning to Indonesia bent on revenge.
Pacific Northwest. 1983. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their haven is savagely destroyed by a cult, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance.
The Ranger
The Ranger
A gang of young punks on the run from the cops encounter something nasty in the woods.
What Keeps You Alive
What Keeps You Alive
A couple's wedding anniversary celebrations take an unexpected turn when one tries to kill the other. Far from help, can the fleeing woman figure out what's going on in time to ensure her survival?
The Day My Mother Became A Monster
The Day My Mother Became A Monster
A girl celebrating her ninth birthday notices that her mother is beginning to change in a disturbing way.
A teenager discovers that she can put her fingers in places where they shouldn't go.
The Dead Man Speaks
The Dead Man Speaks
A man explains what it's like to be dead.
Tigers Are Not Afraid
Tigers Are Not Afraid
A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.
The Old Woman Who Hid Her Fear Under The Stairs
The Old Woman Who Hid Her Fear Under The Stairs
An old woman finds a way to remove her fear, but can the good times last?
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Fantasia International Film Festival Features

Pretty in pink
Chloe Levine on punk, physicality and taking on The Ranger
Unnatural colours
Jenn Wexler on punk movies, Chloe Levine and making The Ranger
Changing perspectives
Lora Burke talks about making Lifechanger
For the love of lemurs
Mark C Smith on taking the plunge into stop-motion animation with Two Balloons
Five films to catch at Fantasia
Highlights of the Montreal festival
The romance of the other
Xavier Gens on feminism, colonialism and the challenges of filming Cold Skin
Island life
David Oakes on Xavier Gens, HP Lovecraft, sex, monsters and Cold Skin

Fantasia International Film Festival News

Final Fantasia awards announced
Believer takes the Action! jury prize
Dans La Brume, Microhabitat and Cam among Fantasia award winners
Penguin Highway named Best Animated Feature
Final Fantasia films announced
New work from Takashi Miike and a masterclass by Timur Bekmambetov
Dans La Brume to open Fantasia
24 additional titles announced
Summer Of '84 to feature at Fantasia
Festival dates announced

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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