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

The festival runs from 12 July until 1 August.

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Parallel
Parallel
A group of young tech developers discover a portal to a multiverse and use it for work, but they're meddling with powers they don't understand.
Relaxer
Relaxer
With the impending Y2K apocalypse fast approaching, Abbie is faced with the ultimate challenge - the unbeatable level 256 on Pac-Man - and he can't get off the couch until he conquers it. A survival story set in a living room.
Mega Time Squad
Mega Time Squad
A petty drug dealer with a once in a lifetime opportunity to pull off a big score unexpectedly gains the ability to bend time.
Catcalls
Catcalls
A man picks the wrong stranger to expose himself to.
The Witch: Part 1, The Subversion
The Witch: Part 1, The Subversion
A nefarious agency has been conducting experiments on children. One of them escapes and goes into hiding with an adopted family. Ten years later, she appears on a talent show, where she's spotted by the bad guys and becomes prey for both her peers and a hit squad.
Piercing
Piercing
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.
Mandy
Mandy
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?
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Fantasia International Film Festival Features

Beyond the limits
Drew Barnhardt on marrying art and exploitation in Rondo
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
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