The 23rd edition of the Montreal genre film festival has lots of treats in store, with premières of new horror, science fiction, fantasy and animé films from around the globe. It will open with Hideo Nakata's hotly anticipated return to the Ring series, simply titled Sadako. and include a special tribute to First Blood director Ted Kotcheff.

The festival runs from 11 July to 1 August.

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Lili
Lili
Nothing is what it seems when an audition between a young woman and an older man turns into an unsettling cat and mouse game.
Maggie May
Maggie May
Two estranged sisters, Sam and Maggie, attempt to reconnect after the death of their mother. But Maggie isn't interested in anything and that could be Sam's worst nightmare.
Vaspy
Vaspy
A woman experiences unusual pregnancy cravings following an encounter with a wooden wasp.
Sometimes, I Think About Dying
Sometimes, I Think About Dying
Fran likes to think about dying. When she makes a guy in the office laugh, he wants more - a movie date, a slice of pie, a conversation. But if dating him means learning to live, she's pretty sure she can't do that.
The Original
The Original
A couple's love is tested by illness and the treatment that follows it.
The Hitchhiker
The Hitchhiker
A group of friends pick up a stranger by the roadside and are disturbed by her behaviour, but all is not what it seems.
The Boogeywoman
The Boogeywoman
For a teenager in a small town, menarche brings an encounter with the local urban legend.
The Divine Fury
The Divine Fury
An Ultimate Fighting champion with a tragic past that has stripped him of his religious faith meets a charismatic priest who draws him into the dangerous world of exorcism.
The Fable
The Fable
A darkly comic portrait of an assassin who works for the yakuza.
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson
A documentary about the uncommon life and unthinkable murder of the legendary no-budget exploitation filmmaker and the communities he inhabited in Seventies California.
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Fantasia International Film Festival Features

Thinking big
Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein on Freaks, Bruce Dern and telling big stories with small budgets
A tale of the unexpected
Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein on keeping viewers guessing, working with children, and Freaks
Different for girls
Jennifer Reeder on teenage lives, adult epiphanies, #MeToo and Knives And Skin
A woman's story
Pollyanna McIntosh on Darlin’ and the wildness in all of us
Five to look forward to at Fantasia
Our pick of what's coming up in Montreal
Orbital dynamics
Shelagh McLeod on working with Richard Dreyfuss, space, nursing homes and Astronaut
Capturing a life behind the camera
Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
Feeling the character
Alessandro Nivola on The Art Of Self-Defense and The Red Sea Diving Resort

Fantasia International Film Festival News

Idol admired at Fantasia
Lee Su-jin's thriller takes top award
Sadako to open Fantasia
Hideo Nakata horror will launch 2019 festival
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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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