Fantasia International Film Festival 2019

View other Fantasia International Film Festival Films by strand: Born Of Woman shorts

Door Lock Door Lock
Door Lock and The Art Of Self-Defense
15 Minutes Of War (L'Intervention) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Fred Grivois; Writer: Ileana Epsztajn, Fred Grivois, Jérémie Guez; Stars: Alban Lenoir, Olga Kurylenko, Sébastien Lalanne, David Murgia, Michaël Abiteboul, Guillaume Labbé, Ben Cura, Vincent Perez, Josiane Balasko, Kevin Layne, Andre Pierre, Salomé Guerreau, Yanisse Lrhorfi, Macéo Timmerman-Gabet, Nabil Azoufi)
In 1976 Djibouti, a special unit try to children held hostage on a school bus.
Canadian premiere
1BR (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: David Marmor; Writer: David Marmor; Stars: Giles Matthey, Alan Blumenfeld, Taylor Nichols, Andrea Gabriel, Mark Krenik)
Terror in an apartment complex.
World premiere
21st Century Girl (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Yûka Eda, Aya Igashi; Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Sairi Itô, Erika Karata)
An anthology of 15 shorts on the theme of gender and intimacy.
North American premiere
8 (Country: South Africa; Year: 2019; Director: Harold Holscher; Writer: Harold Holscher; Stars: Inge Beckmann, Garth Breytenbach, Keita Luna, Tashmano Sebe, Chris April)
An old man, fated to collect souls for eternity, seeks atonement after trading his daughter's soul.
World premiere
Alien Crystal Palace (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Arielle Dombasle; Writer: Florian Bernas, Arielle Dombasle; Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Asia Argento, Arielle Dombasle, Nicolas Ker, Michel Fau)
A crazy scientist is on a quest to create a new, immaculate, androgynous being.
North American premiere
Mystery Of The Night Mystery Of The Night
Mystery Of The Night and Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson
Almost A Miracle (Machida's World) (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Yûya Ishii; Writer: Yûya Ishii, based on the manga by Yuki Andô; Stars: Kanata Hosoda, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Takanori Iwata, Atsuko Maeda)
A schoolboy develops a crush on the schoolmate who helps him after he's injured.
North American premiere
American Fighter (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Shaun Paul Piccinino; Writer: Carl Morris, Shaun Paul Piccinino; Stars: Bryan Craig, Tommy Flanagan, Sean Patrick Flanery, Christine Moore)
A desperate teenager is forced into the dangerous world of underground fighting to win enough money to save his ailing mother. He finds out what he's made of in the face of these violent hungry competitors.
World premiere
And Your Bird Can Sing (Kimi No Tori Wa Utaeru) (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Shô Miyake; Writer: Shô Miyake, based on the book by Yasushi Satô; Stars: Tasuku Emoto, Shizuka Ishibashi, Shôta Sometani)
Sleepless nights and restless days in Hakodate.
Canadian premiere
Another Child (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Yoon-Seok Kim)
Two teenage girls struggle through their dysfunctional parents' affair.
Canadian premiere
The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz (Country: Canada; Year: 1974; Director: Ted Kotcheff; Writer: Mordecai Richler, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler; Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctot, Jack Warden, Randy Quaid, Joseph Wiseman, Denholm Elliott)
The ambitions of an energetic young Jewish Canadian in Montreal, 1948.
Satanic Panic Satanic Panic
Satanic Panic and The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale
Aquaslash (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Renaud Gauthier; Writer: Renaud Gauthier; Stars: Brittany Drisdelle, Nick Walker, Xavier Sotelo, Lanisa Dawn, Jessica Abruzzese, Samantha Hodhod, Ryan Ali, Jonathan Emond, Paul Zinno, Chip Chuipka, Suzanna Lenir, Howard Rosenstein, Nicolas Fontaine, Madeline Harvey, Cameron Geller)
A water park becomes the backdrop to a bloodbath... and everyone is a suspect.
World premiere
The Art Of Self-Defense (The Art Of Self Defence) (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Riley Stearns; Writer: Riley Stearns; Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada, Phillip Andre Botello, Caroline Amiguet, Apollo Bacala, Jason Burkey, Justin Eaton, Dallas Edwards, Will Ellis Jr, Josh Fadem, John French, Darren Gaebel, Scott Goodman, Mocha, Roman)
After being beaten up on the street, an accountant joins a karate studio to learn how to protect himself.
Quebec premiere
Astronaut (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Shelagh McLeod; Writer: Shelagh McLeod; Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Lyriq Bent, Colm Feore, Krista Bridges, Art Hindle, Richie Lawrence, Graham Greene, Jennifer Phipps, Joan Gregson, Mimi Kuzyk, Paulino Nunes, Colin Mochrie, Karen LeBlanc, Lori Hallier, Maria Ricossa)
A lonely widower's dream of going into space is reignited by a nationwide contest.
North American premiere
Away (Country: Latvia; Year: 2019; Director: Gints Zilbalodis; Writer: Gints Zilbalodis)
A boy and a little bird are on a journey across a strange island trying to get back home.
North American premiere
Black Magic For White Boys (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Onur Tukel; Writer: Onur Tukel; Stars: Franck Raharinosy, Gesley Alexis, Bar Bar, Jami Block, Deni Bodzarova)
Gentrification, race, and bodily autonomy in New York City.
International premiere
The Fable The Fable
The Fable and The Divine Fury
Bliss (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Joe Begos; Writer: Joe Begos; Stars: Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper, Chris McKenna, Rachel Avery, Mark Beltzman, George Wendt, Abraham Benrubi, Jesse Merlin, Matt Mercer, Josh Ethier, Jackson Birnbaum, Susan Slaughter)
In need of creative inspiration, a professionally stagnant and hard-partying Los Angeles artist recklessly indulges in a series of drug binges. As the narcotics fly out of control, so does her newfound and inexplicable, yet unquenchable, craving for blood.
Canadian premiere
Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson (Sick! Savage! Sensual! The Reel Life And Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson) (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: David Gregory; Stars: Al Adamson, Stevee Ashlock, John Bloom)
A documentary about the uncommon life and unthinkable murder of the legendary no-budget exploitation filmmaker and the communities he inhabited in Seventies California.
World premiere
Blood On Her Name (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Matthew Pope; Writer: Don M Thompson, Matthew Pope; Stars: Bethany Anne Lind, Will Patton, Elisabeth Röhm)
A woman's panicked decision to cover up an accidental killing spins out of control when her conscience demands she return the dead man's body to his family.
World premiere
The Boxer's Omen (Mo) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 1983; Director: Chih-Hung Kuei; Writer: Chih-Hung Kuei, On Szeto; Stars: Phillip Ko, Shao-Yen Lin, Kar-Man Wai)
While in Thailand to avenge his brother who was crippled in a fight with a corrupt Thai boxer, a man gets caught up in a web of fate, Buddhism and black magic.
Brave Father Online: Our Story Of Final Fantasy XIV (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Teruo Noguchi; Writer: Kôta Fukihara; Stars: Kentaro Sakaguchi, Kôtarô Yoshida)
A young man tries to connect with his troubled workaholic father by encouraging him to play Final Fantasy XIV and interacting with him anonymously online.
International premiere
Money Money
Money and Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway
Cencoroll Connect (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Atsuya Uki; Writer: Atsuya Uki; Stars: Hiro Shimono, Ryohei Kimura, Natsumi Takamori, Kenji Akabane)
Surreal teen drama about a boy and his monster.
Canadian premiere
Chiwawa (Chiwawa-Chan) (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Ken Ninomiya; Writer: Ken Ninomiya, based on the manga by Kyôko Okazaki; Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kotone Furukawa, Mugi Kadowaki, Taikô Katôno, Chiaka Kuriyama, Honoka Matsumoto)
In Tokyo, Chiwawa is a popular girl. One day, her dead body is found in pieces in Tokyo Bay. Her friends gather to remember her, but they realise they do not know anything about her like her real name or her background.
North American premiere
Come To Daddy (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Ant Timpson; Writer: Toby Harvard; Stars: Elijah Wood, Madeleine Sami, Stephen McHattie, Ona Grauer, Michael Smiley, Martin Donovan, Raresh DiMofte, Garfield Wilson, Simon Chin, Alla Rouba)
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.
Canadian premiere
Critters Attack! (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Bobby Miller; Writer: Scott Lobdell, Domonic Muir; Stars: Tashiana Washington, Dee Wallace, Jaeden Noel, Jack Fulton, Ava Preston)
A babysitter takes her young charges on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter.
World premiere
Culture Shock (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero; Writer: James Benson, Efrén Hernández; Stars: Martha Higareda, Richard Cabral, Shawn Ashmore)
This thriller follows a young Mexican woman in pursuit of the American Dream, who crosses illegally into the United States, only to find herself in an American nightmare.
International premiere
Harpoon Harpoon
Harpoon and Knives And Skin
The Crow (Country: US; Year: 1994; Director: Alex Proyas; Writer: James O'Barr, David J. Schow, John Shirley; Stars: Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, Ling Bai)
A restless soul comes back from the dead to seek vengeance.
Dachra (Country: Tunisia; Year: 2018; Director: Abdelhamid Bouchnak; Writer: Abdelhamid Bouchnak; Stars: Hela Ayed, Yassmine Dimassi, Aziz Jbali)
A group of journalism students discover a hidden tribal society that has cultivated a way of life brimming with ancient practices and beliefs, rituals and blood.
Canadian premiere
Dance With Me (Dansu Wizu Mê) (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Shinobu Yaguchi; Writer: Shinobu Yaguchi; Stars: Chay, Takahiro Miura, Ayaka Miyoshi, Tsuyoshi Muro)
After being hypnotised, an ambitious financier is compelled to dance whenever she hears any kind of music.
Quebec premiere
Daniel Isn’t Real (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer; Writer: Brian DeLeeuw, Adam Egypt Mortimer; Stars: Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Mary Stuart Masterson, Hannah Marks)
A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope.
Canadian premiere
Dare To Stop Us (Tomerareru Ka, Oretach O) (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Kazuya Shiraishi; Writer: Jun'ichi Inoue; Stars: Kisetsu Fujiwara, Ku Ijima, Arata Iura, Mugi Kadowaki)
A young woman joins the team at a production company making films for young people, where everyone is living a hedonistic lifestyle in 1969.
Canadian premiere
Sadako Sadako
Sadako and First Blood
Darlin' (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Pollyanna McIntosh; Writer: Pollyanna McIntosh, Jack Ketchum; Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Cooper Andrews, Nora-Jane Noone, Eugenie Bondurant, Brian Batt)
A sequel to The Woman in which a feral teenage girl is taken into strict Catholic care and prepared for her First Holy Communion.
Canadian premiere
Day And Night (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Michihito Fujii; Stars: Shin'nosuke Abe, Masanobu Andô, Yasushi Fuchikami)
The son of a whistleblower who was driven to suicide meets a petty criminal who looks after orphans and is inspired to step outside the law in pursuit of revenge.
Canadian premiere
Dead Dicks (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Chris Bavota, Lee Paula Springer; Writer: Chris Bavota, Lee Paula Springer; Stars: Heston Horwin, Jillian Harris, Matt Keyes, Kristina Sandev)
After Becca receives a distressing call from her suicidal brother Richie, she rushes over to his apartment and finds him alive and well - surrounded by copies of his own dead body.
World premiere
Decoder (Country: Germany; Year: 1984; Director: Muscha; Writer: Klaus Maeck; Stars: FM Einheit, William Rice, Christiane Felscherinow, William S Burroughs)
A burger shop employee discovers that by changing the background music from pleasantly calming to industrial noise music, he can incite riots and a revolution against the looming power of the government.
World premiere
The Deeper You Dig (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Toby Poser, John Adams; Stars: Toby Poser, John Adams, Zelda Adams, Shawn Wilson)
Driving home drunk one snowy Catskills night, Kurt Miller accidentally kills 14 year-old Echo Allen sledding in the dark. As Kurt desperately tries to cover up the crime and his tracks, Echo's mother is looking for her missing child - and her child is looking for her.
World premiere
The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz
The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz and Night God
Depraved (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Larry Fessenden; Writer: Larry Fessenden; Stars: David Call, Joshua Leonard, Alex Breaux, Ans Kayne)
A disillusioned field surgeon suffering from PTSD makes a man out of body parts and brings him to life in a Brooklyn loft.
Canadian premiere
The Divine Fury (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Kim Joo-hwan; Writer: Kim Joo-hwan; Stars: Park Seo-Joon, Ahn Sung-Ki, Woo Do-Hwan, Choi Woo-sik)
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.
Door Lock (Do-eo-lak) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Kwon Lee; Writer: Park Jung-Hee, Kwon Lee; Stars: Hyo-Jin Kong, Ye-Won Kim, Seong-oh Kim)
A woman wakes up one night in her one room apartment to hear somebody trying to force open the door.
North American premiere
Dreadout: Tower Of Hell (Country: Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore; Year: 2019; Director: Kimo Stamboel; Writer: Kimo Stamboel; Stars: Caitlin Halderman, Jefri Nichol, Marsha Aruan, Ciccio Manassero, Susan Sameh, Irsyadillah, Miller Khan)
A group of young people keen to look good on social media break into an abandoned apartment and accidentally open a portal to another realm.
North American premiere
Dreamland (Country: US, Canada, Luxembourg, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Bruce McDonald; Writer: Tony Burgess, Patrick Whistler; Stars: Juliette Lewis, Henry Rollins, Stephen McHattie, Tómas Lemarquis, Lisa Houle)
On the night of the strangest wedding in cinema history, a grotesque gang boss hires a stone cold killer to bring him the finger of a fading, drug-addicted jazz legend.
North American premiere
The Prey The Prey
The Prey and Porno
The Dude In Me (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Kang Hyo-jin)
A teenager and a gangster inadvertently swap bodies.
Canadian premiere
Extra Ordinary (Country: Ireland, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman; Writer: Mike Ahern, Demian Fox; Stars: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte)
Rose, a small-town driving instructor, must use her supernatural talent to save a local teenager from a washed-up rockstar who is using her in a Satanic pact which he hopes will reignite his fame.
Canadian premiere
Extreme Job (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Lee Byeong-heon; Writer: Bae Se-Young; Stars: Ryu Seung-yong, Lee Hanee)
When a police narcotics team go undercover in a fried-chicken shop, they discover a surprising talent for cooking.
The Fable (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Kan Eguchi; Writer: Watanabe Yusuke, based on the manga by Katsuhisa Minami; Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Sôta Fukushi, Yûya Yagira, Osamu Mukai, Fumino Kimura)
A darkly comic portrait of an assassin who works for the yakuza.
Quebec premiere
The Father's Shadow (A Sombra Do Pai) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2018; Director: Gabriela Amaral Almeida; Writer: Gabriela Amaral Almeida; Stars: Nina Medeiros, Julio Machado, Luciana Paes)
When a child is forced to become the house's adult because her father is sick and her mother is dead, there's an inversion in the natural order of things. Childhood becomes a saga. And the frustrated parenthood turns into a conviction.
North American premiere
Darlin' Darlin'
Darlin' and A Good Woman Is Hard To Find
First Blood (Rambo: First Blood) (Country: US; Year: 1982; Director: Ted Kotcheff; Writer: Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone; Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Michael Talbott, Chris Mulkey, John McLiam, Alf Humphreys, David Caruso, David L. Crowley)
Sylvester Stallone in first Rambo movie.
Fly Me To The Saitama (Tonde Saitama) (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Hideki Takeuchi; Writer: Tomokazu Tokunaga, based on the manga by Mineo Maya; Stars: Kumiko Asô, Gackt, Yûsuke Iseya)
In a world where people are discriminated against based on their birthplace, a resident of the much-reviled Saitama Prefecture embarks on a revolutionary campaign to improve things for his home.
Quebec premiere
Freaks (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B Stein; Writer: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B Stein; Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Kolker)
Seven-year-old Chloe's father tells her to adopt an assumed identity if she’s ever separated from him, or to hide in a well-provisioned panic room if he should not return from one of his forays outside. But Chloe is determined to find out what exactly lies outside the door he's frightened of.
Quebec premiere
Full Contact (Xia Dao Gao Fei) (Country: Hong Kong, Thailand; Year: 1992; Director: Ringo Lam; Writer: Yin Nam; Stars: Chow Yun-Fat, Simon Yam, Ann Bridgewater)
Two disreputable friends get tied in with a group of criminals who turn out to be excessively violent and deceptive.
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Lee Won-Tae; Writer: Lee Won-Tae; Stars: Ma Dong-Seok, Kim Moo-Yul, Kim Sung-Kyu)
A gang boss survives an attack by a serial killer and works with a detective to try and track him down.
Quebec premiere
Lake Michigan Monster Lake Michigan Monster
Lake Michigan Monster and Idol
Garo: Under The Moonbow (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Keita Amemiya; Writer: Keita Amemiya; Stars: Natsumi Ishibashi, Atom Mizuishi, Masei Nakayama)
A man must board a train bound for the netherworld in a rescue attempt.
International premiere
Gintama 2: Rules Are Made To Be Broken (Gintama 2: Okite Wa Yaburu Tame Ni Koso Aru) (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Yûichi Fukuda; Writer: Yûichi Fukuda, based on the manga by Hideaki Sorachi; Stars: Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto)
The Yorozuya gang returns to protect the country's shogun when the Shinsengumi police force finds itself in a crisis.
North American premiere
A Good Woman Is Hard To Find (Country: UK, Belgium, Ireland; Year: 2019; Director: Abner Pastoll; Writer: Roland Blaney; Stars: Sarah Bolger, Edward Hogg, Andrew Simpson)
A recently widowed young mother will go to any lengths to protect her children as she seeks the truth behind her husband's murder.
Special advance screening
G Affairs (The Assassination Of G) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2018; Director: Lee Cheuk-Pan; Writer: Chung-Yu Chiang; Stars: Hanna Chan, Lu Huang, Sen Lam)
When the paths of a gifted female student, a cellist, an autistic teenager, a police officer, a prostitute, a teacher and a dog are entwined the very night a human head is discovered, attempting to crack the intriguing case leads to keywords all starting with the letter G.
Canadian premiere
Hard-Core (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita; Writer: Garon Tsuchiya, Takashi Imashiro; Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Takeru Satoh, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa)
Two lonely treasure hunters befriend a robot and vow to change their lives.
Canadian premiere
The Deeper You Dig The Deeper You Dig
The Deeper You Dig and Dreadout: Tower Of Hell
Harpoon (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Rob Grant; Writer: Rob Grant, Mike Kovac; Stars: Munro Chambers, Emily Tyra, Christopher Gray)
Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances.
Quebec premiere
His Bad Blood (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Koichiro Oyama; Writer: Koichiro Oyama, Fumiya Yasumoto; Stars: Ikkei Watanabe, Yu Toyama)
A con artist left the tightly knit village on the day his wife gave birth. 30 years later, his traumatised son is chased because of him. They both end up sheltering in a church, knowing nothing about each other.
International premiere
Homewrecker (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Zack Gayne; Writer: Zack Gayne; Stars: Alex Essoe, Precious Chong)
A woman asks a stranger she meets at a yoga class to redecorate her home, then refuses to let her leave.
House Of Hummingbird (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Bora Kim; Writer: Bora Kim; Stars: Jeong In-gi, Kim Sae-byeok, ParkJi-hu, Lee Seung-Yeon)
She roams the neighbourhood with her best friend, attempts to fall in love, is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. Untethered from the wider world, 14-year-old Eunhee floats through Seoul.
Human Lost (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Fuminori Kizaki)
A cyberpunk animé thriller.
Koko-di Koko-da Koko-di Koko-da
Koko-di Koko-da and Shadow
Idol (Woo Sang) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Lee Su-jin; Writer: Lee Su-jin; Stars: Han Seok-kyu, Sul Kyung-gu, Chun Woo-hee)
Politician Koo Myung-hui discovers his wife in the garage, cleaning their son’s bloodstained car. He has just run someone over.
North American premiere
The Incredible Shrinking WKND (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Jon Mikel Caballero; Writer: Jon Mikel Caballero)
A woman falls into a timeloop that forces her to repeatedly relive the day of a sudden break-up.
North American premiere
The Island Of Cats (Neko To Jiichan) (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Mitsuaki Iwagô; Writer: Fumi Tsubota, based on the manga by Nekomaki; Stars: Guin Poon Chaw, Tasuku Emoto, Shôno Hayama)
A 70-year-old widowed man named Daikichi, who lives on a small island with his beloved pet cat, has to contend with age and change.
Quebec premiere
It Comes (Kuru) (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Tetsuya Nakashima; Writer: Hideto Iwai, Nobuhiro Monma; Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki)
Two years after hearing that he has a daughter he has never met, a man finds his house haunted and turns to a journalist with a clairvoyant girlfriend for help.
Canadian premiere
Jade's Asylum (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Alexandre Carrière; Writer: Alexandre Carrière; Stars: Sebastian Pigott, Morgan Kohan, Kjartan Hewitt)
A young woman suffers from a psychotic episode while visiting a house built on sacred ground in Costa Rica.
World premiere
Homewrecker Homewrecker
Homewrecker and Shooting The Mafia
Jessica Forever (Year: 2018; Director: Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel; Writer: Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel; Stars: Aomi Muyock, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Augustin Raguenet, Lukas Ionesco, Paul Hamy, Eddy Suiveng, Maya Coline, Angelina Woreth, Théo Costa-Marini, Franck Falise, Florian Kiniffo, Jordan Klioua, Ymanol Perset, Jean-Marie Pittilloni, Iliana Zabeth)
A group of orphan rebels are fortified in a villa with heavy arms to brace for a drone war with a faceless enemy in a dystopian future.
Quebec premiere
Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway (Country: Spain, Estonia, Ethiopia; Year: 2019; Director: Miguel Llansó; Writer: Miguel Llansó; Stars: Agustín Mateo, Daniel Tadesse, Guillermo Llansó)
Two CIA agents are tasked with the perilous mission of destroying the Soviet Union, but as they enter a VR simulation their mission turns into a delirious trap, with the fabric of reality unravelling around them
North American premiere
JR 'Bob' Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Sandy K Boone; Writer: Sandy K Boone, Jason Wehling; Stars: Nick Offerman, Richard Linklater, Penn Jillette, Reverend Lord Angry Larry)
A documentary about the Church of the Subgenius and its dedication to examining the simmering dystopia in their culture, and do absolutely nothing about it.
Canadian premiere
Judy And Punch (Country: Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Mirrah Foulkes; Writer: Mirrah Foulkes; Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Benedict Hardie, Eddie Baroo, Don Bridges, Tom Budge, Amy Christian, Virginia Gay, Terry Norris, Michael M. Foster, Gillian Jones, Daisy Axon, Lucy Honigman, Xavier Gouault, Brenda Palmer)
In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to a inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
Canadian premiere
Killerman (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Malik Bader; Writer: Malik Bader; Stars: Diane Guerrero, Mike Moh, Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, Suraj Sharma)
A crime thriller about dirty cops and dirtier mobsters.
World premiere
Freaks Freaks
Freaks and The Legend Of The Stardust Brothers
Killer Cup 3D (Killer Cup 3D : Les Gobelets qui TUENT de la Troisième Dimension) (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Jef X; Writer: Jef X; Stars: Martin Plouffe, Marie-Noel Martinez, Amélie Fournier, Jacques Morissette, Nicholas Grenier, Gabriel Fournier, Laurent Gonel)
A group of people are fighting killer invaders... that have taken the shape of coffee cups.
World premiere
Kingdom (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Shinsuke Sato; Writer: Tsutomu Kuroiwa and Shinsuke Sato, based on the manga by Yasuhisa Hara; Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ryô Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto)
In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.
Canadian premiere
Knives And Skin (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jennifer Reeder; Writer: Jennifer Reeder; Stars: Kate Arrington, Tony Fitzpatrick, Tim Hopper, Marika Engelhardt, James Vincent Meredith, Robert T. Cunningham, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Ty Olwin, Raven Whitley, Audrey Francis, Grace Etzkorn, Genevieve Venjohnson, Ireon Roach, Kayla Carter, Haley Bolithon)
Trouble brews in small town America after the disappearance of a teenager.
Quebec premiere
Koko-di Koko-da (Country: Sweden, Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Johannes Nyholm; Writer: Johannes Nyholm; Stars: Leif Edlund, Ylva Gallon, Peter Belli, Katarina Jacobson)
As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorsing them, luring them deeper and deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror.
Canadian premiere
Lake Michigan Monster (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ryland Brickson Cole Tews; Writer: Ryland Brickson Cole Tews; Stars: Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, Erick West, Beulah Peters, Daniel Long, Wayne Tews)
An eccentric ship captain and a crew of specialists plot revenge against a mysterious creature of the deep.
International premiere
Stare Stare
Stare and The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
The Legend Of The Stardust Brothers (Hoshikuzu Kyôdai No Densetsu) (Country: Japan; Year: 1985; Director: Macoto Tezuka; Writer: Macoto Tezuka; Stars: Shingo Kubota, Kan Takagi, Kyoko Togawa, Kiyohiko Ozaki)
A cult musical charting the rise and fall of a manufactured pop duo and their struggle to navigate fame, fortune and jealousy.
Canada premiere
Letters To Paul Morrissey (Country: Spain; Year: 2018; Director: Armand Rovira, Saida Benzal; Writer: Saida Benzal, Armand Rovira; Stars: Xavi Sáez, Almar G. Sato, María Fajula, Joe Dallesandro, Saida Benzal, Agnès Llobet, Andrea Carballo, Esteban Torres, Joan Carles Suau, Xisco Segura, Manuela Stoerzer, Corinna Seiter, Kylie Van Beek, Alexis Kam Paw, Xavi Sáez)
Four celluloid letters sent from different parts of the globe to Paul Morrissey, director of Trash, Flesh and Heat.
Canadian premiere
L’inquiétante Absence (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Amir Belkaim, Félix Brassard; Writer: Amir Belkaim, Félix Brassard, Mathieu R. Grenier; Stars: Robin Aubert, William Daigle Babin, Amir Belkaim, Sylvain Bellemare, Marc Boisclair, Mario Boivin, Félix Brassard, Danielle Brown, Roger Cantin, Erik Canuel, Carnior, Frédéric Chalté, Pierre Corbeil, Rémy Couture, David Cronenberg)
Documentary about the state of genre films in Quebec.
World premiere
Little Monsters (Country: Australia; Year: 2019; Director: Abe Forsythe; Writer: Abe Forsythe; Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke, Nadia Townsend, Alexander England, Henry Nixon, Jason Chong, Felix Williamson, Rahel Romahn, Sam Fraser, Ava Caryofyllis, Talayna Moana Nikora, Chris Bunton, Charlie Whitley, David Sinclair-Smith)
A film dedicated to all the kindergarten teachers who motivate children to learn, instil them with confidence and stop them from being devoured by zombies.
The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue (No Profanar El Sueño De Los Muertos) (Country: Spain, Italy; Year: 1974; Director: Jorge Grau; Writer: Sandro Continenza, Marcello Coscia; Stars: Cristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy, Aldo Massasso, Georgio Trestini, Roberto Posse)
Chemical pesticides cause the dead to rise from the grave and attack the living.
Astronaut Astronaut
Astronaut and The Crow
The Lodge (Country: UK, US; Year: 2019; Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz; Writer: Sergio Casci, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz; Stars: Richard Armitage, Riley Keough, Alicia Silverstone, Jaeden Lieberher, Lia McHugh, Katelyn Wells, Lola Reid)
In this psychologically chilling slow burn, a young woman and her reticent new stepchildren find themselves isolated in the family’s remote winter cabin, locked away to dredge up the mysteries of her dark past and the losses that seem to haunt them all.
Canadian premiere
Look What's Happened To Rosemary's Baby (Country: US; Year: 1976; Director: Sam O'Steen; Writer: Anthony Wilson; Stars: Stephen McHattie, Patty Duke, Broderick Crawford, Ruth Gordon)
Having been adopted by the madam of a southwestern brothel, a now adult Adrian must cope with the fact that he's Satan's kid, and not living up to his expectations.
Maggie (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Yi Okseop; Writer: Gyo-hwan Koo, Yi Okseop; Stars: Gyo-hwan Koo)
A woman explores the nature of trust and the breakdown of relationships.
Canadian premiere
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Country: Hong Kong, China; Year: 2018; Director: Yuen Woo-Ping; Writer: Edmond Wong, Chan Tai-lee; Stars: Jin Zhang, Dave Bautista, Michelle Yeoh, Tony Jaa, Brian Thomas Burrell, Chrissie Chau, Kevin Cheng, Mathieu Jaquet, Yan Liu, Adel Ali Mohamed, Patrick Tam, Xing Yu, Wah Yuen, Jin Zhang, Dave Bautista)
A martial artist, now running a grocery store, finds himself drawn into gang violence when he tries to protect a drug addict.
The Miracle Of The Sargasso Sea (To Thávma Tis Thálassas Ton Sargassón) (Country: Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden; Year: 2019; Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas; Writer: Youla Boudali, Syllas Tzoumerkas; Stars: Angeliki Papoulia, Youla Boudali, Hristos Passalis, Argyris Xafis, Thanasis Dovris, Laertis Malkotsis, Maria Filini, Michalis Kimonas, Christian Culbida, Thanos Tokakis, Laertis Vasiliou, Katerina Helmy, Alkistis Poulopoulou, Romanos Kalokyris, Areti Seidaridou)
Crime drama.
Canadian premiere
Alien Crystal Palace Alien Crystal Palace
Alien Crystal Palace and Critters Attack!
Missbehavior (Gong Hei Bat Poh) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 2019; Director: Ho-Cheung Pang; Writer: Ho-Cheung Pang; Stars: Yat Ning Chan, Gigi Leung, Dada Chan, Tien You Chui)
A terrible mistake reunites a gang of estranged drama queens in search of human breast milk throughout Hong Kong.
Quebec premiere
Miss & Mrs Cops (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Jung Da-Won; Writer: Jung Da-Won; Stars: Song-Kyoung Lee, Jack Lyons, Mi-ran Ra, Sooyoung, Sang-Hyun Yoon)
The badass lady cops of Seoul are all ready to prove their worth and kick some scumbag ass.
Quebec premiere
Money (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Park Noo-ri; Writer: Park Noo-ri; Stars: Yoo Ji-tae, Ryu Jun-yeol, Cho Woo-jin)
A stockbroker needs to find a way to settle up with an insider... before it's too late.
The Moon In The Hidden Woods (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Takahiro Umehara)
A princess and a musician confront marvels and monsters as fate shakes the world.
Quebec premiere
Mystery Of The Night (Country: Philippines; Year: 2019; Director: Adolfo Alix Jr; Writer: Adolfo Alix Jr, based on the play The First Aswang by Rody Vera; Stars: Solenn Heussaff, Benjamin Alves, Gina Alajar, Elizabeth Oropesa, Allan Paule)
A film about Spanish colonial rule and aswangs.
World premiere
Daniel Isn’t Real Daniel Isn’t Real
Daniel Isn’t Real and Cencoroll Connect
Night God (Nochnoy Bog) (Country: Kazakhstan; Year: 2018; Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Writer: Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Stars: Maxim Bogomolov, Konstantin Kozlov, Adiya Mussina, Saltanat Nauruz)
In a post-Apocalyptic world, a man with a bomb strapped to his body looks for somebody who can arrange for it to be removed.
North American premiere
No Mercy (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Lim Kyeong-Taek; Stars: Si-young Lee)
A woman seeks revenge when her younger sister disappears and she finds out that her sister suffered violence and sexual abuse from school bullies.
North American premiere
The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Lee Min-jae; Stars: Jeong Jae-yeong, Jung Ga-ram, Kim Nam-gil)
When a pharmaceutical company's illegal experiments inadvertently create a zombie, the strange Park family finds it and tries to profit from its unexpected viagra-like effect.
Canadian premiere
Ode To Nothing (Oda sa wala) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2018; Director: Dwein Baltazar; Writer: Dwein Baltazar; Stars: Dido de la Paz, Anthony Falcon, Joonee Gamboa, Pokwang, Dido de la Paz, Anthony Falcon, Joonee Gamboa, Pokwang)
The story of an embalmer in a funeral parlour... and the corpse that changes her life.
North American premiere
Paradise Hills (Country: US, Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Alice Waddington; Writer: Brian DeLeeuw, Nacho Vigalondo, Alice Waddington; Stars: Awkwafina, Emma Roberts, Eiza González, Milla Jovovich, Jeremy Irvine, Danielle Macdonald, Arnaud Valois, Daniel Horvath, Liliana Cabal, James Giblin, Karina Kolokolchykova, Joey Sordyl, Hunter Tremayne, Gary Anthony Stennette, Johnny Melville)
A young woman is sent to Paradise Hills to be reformed, only to learn that the high-class facility's beautiful facade hides a sinister secret.
Canadian premiere
We Are Little Zombies We Are Little Zombies
We Are Little Zombies and House Of Hummingbird
Particles (Les Particules) (Country: France, Switzerland; Year: 2019; Director: Blaise Harrison; Writer: Mariette Désert, Blaise Harrison; Stars: Thomas Daloz, Salvatore Ferro, Léo Couilfort, Nicolas Marcant, Néa Lueders, Emma Josserand, Johana Untersinger, Thomas Jansson, Emma Daloz, Liam Gras, Thomas Daloz, Salvatore Ferro, Léo Couilfort, Nicolas Marcant, Néa Lueders)
International premiere
Phantom Of The Paradise (Country: US; Year: 1974; Director: Brian De Palma; Writer: Brian De Palma; Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham, George Memmoli)
A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music - but an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.
Phantom Of Winnipeg (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Malcolm Ingram)
A documentary exploring the history and cult appeal of glam rock comedy horror musical classic Phantom Of The Paradise.
World premiere
Porno (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Keola Racela; Writer: Matt Black, Laurence Vannicelli; Stars: Evan Daves, Larry Saperstein, Jillian Mueller, Glenn Stott, Katelyn Pearce, Robbie Tann, Bill Phillips)
When five teenage employees at the local cinema in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education written in blood.
Canadian premiere
Portion d'Eternite (Country: Canada; Year: 1988; Director: Robert Favreau; Writer: Robert Favreau; Stars: Raymond Cloutier, Daniel Gadouas, Maryse Gagne, Mark Hellman, Hélène Mercier, Marc Messier, Patricia Nolin, Gilles Pelletier, Danielle Proulx, Paul Savoie, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Raymond Cloutier, Daniel Gadouas, Maryse Gagne, Mark Hellman)
Three frozen embryos spark controversy.
15 Minutes Of War 15 Minutes Of War
15 Minutes Of War and Look What's Happened To Rosemary's Baby
The Prey (Country: Cambodia; Year: 2018; Director: Jimmy Henderson; Writer: Jimmy Henderson, Michael Hodgson, Kai Miller; Stars: Vithaya Pansringarm, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Byron Bishop, Dara Our, Dy Sonita, Nophand Boonyai, Vandy Piseth, Rous Mony, Gu Shangwei, Hun Sophy, Vithaya Pansringarm, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Byron Bishop, Dara Our, Dy Sonita)
Prisoners in a remote jungle prison are pawns in a high stakes game of human-hunting.
Canadian premiere
Promare (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi; Writer: Kazuki Nakashima; Stars: Arata Furuta, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Tetsu Inada, Kendô Kobayashi, katsuyuki Konishi)
A futuristic firefighting mecha service is created to protect the world.
Canadian premiere
The Purity of Vengeance (Journal 64) (Country: Denmark, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Christoffer Boe; Writer: Nikolaj Arcel, based on the book by Jussi Adler-Olsen; Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Johanne Louise Schmidt)
A series of mysterious disappearances in 2006 are eerily connected to the same institution.
Canadian premiere
Ready Or Not (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett; Writer: Guy Busick, Ryan Murphy; Stars: Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell, Mark O'Brien, Adam Brody)
A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
Special advance screening
The Relative Worlds (Ashita Sekai Ga Owaru To Shite Mo) (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Yuhei Sakuragi)
Teenage romance, ontological science fiction, and fierce, acrobatic mecha battles.
North American premiere
Ride Your Wave Ride Your Wave
Ride Your Wave and Chiwawa
Ride Your Wave (Kimi To, Nami Ni Noretara) (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Masaaki Yuasa; Writer: Reiko Yoshida)
A surfer and firefighter meet and fall in love.
North American premiere
Riot Girls (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Jovanka Vuckovic; Writer: Katherine Collins; Stars: Madison Iseman, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Munro Chambers, Carson MacCormac, Atticus Mitchell, Jenny Raven, Jordana Blake)
In an alternate 1995, a mysterious disease has wiped out all of the adults. In this new age, two gangs are pitted against each other in a brutal war for territory, resources and survival.
North American premiere
Sadako (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Hideo Nakata; Writer: Noriaki Sugihara, based on the book by Kôji Suzuki; Stars: Himeka Himejima, Elaiza Ikeda, Ren Kiriyama, Hiroya Shimizu)
A group of people must find out how to stop the newborn deadly curse, which has born and gone viral after a Youtuber accidentally captured a vengeful ghost on camera.
North American premiere
Satanic Panic (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Chelsea Stardust; Writer: Ted Geoghegan, Grady Hendrix; Stars: Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell, Ruby Modine, Jordan Ladd, Arden Myrin)
A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life - and her tips - when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice.
International premiere
Satan's Slave (Country: Indonesia; Year: 1982; Director: Sisworo Gautama Putra; Writer: Sisworo Gautama Putra, Naryono Prayitno; Stars: Ruth Pelupessi, WD Mochtar, Fachrul Rozy)
A reworking of Phantasm.
The Boxer's Omen The Boxer's Omen
The Boxer's Omen and The Miracle Of The Sargasso Sea
Sator (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jordan Graham; Writer: Jordan Graham; Stars: Michael Daniel, Rachel Johnson, Aurora Lowe, Gabriel Nicholson)
A malevolent spirit menaces a troubled family.
World premiere
Shadow (Ying) (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Zhang Yimou; Writer: Zhang Yimou, Li Wei; Stars: Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan, Wang Jingchun, Hu Jun, Guan Xiaotong, Wu Leo)
The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it.
Shooting The Mafia (Year: 2019; Director: Kim Longinotto)
Profile of Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia.
Quebec premiere
Sons Of Denmark (Danmarks Sonner) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Ulaa Salim; Writer: Ulaa Salim; Stars: Imad Abul-Foul, Ari Alexander, Ivan Alan Ali, Rasmus Bjerg, Asil Mohamad Habib, Morten Holst, Elliott Crosset Hove, Ali Hussein, Olaf Johannessen, Mohammed Ismail Mohammed, Özlem Saglanmak, Zaki Youssef, Imad Abul-Foul, Ari Alexander, Ivan Alan Ali)
Drama looks at the impact of radicalisation in society on two young men.
Canadian premiere
Son Of The White Mare (Country: Hungary; Year: 1981; Director: Marcell Jankovics; Writer: László György, Marcell Jankovics; Stars: György Cserhalmi, Vera Pap, Gyula Szabó)
A dethroned goddess-turned-horse gives birth to three superpowered sons who set out to save three princesses from three ancient dragons and reclaim their parents' lost kingdom from the underworld.
Sons Of Denmark Sons Of Denmark
Sons Of Denmark and Killer Cup 3D
Le Sphinx (Country: Canada; Year: 1995; Director: Louis Saia; Writer: Louis Saia, Marc Messier, Luc Déry, Yves Lapierre, Michel Lessard; Stars: Marc Messier, Céline Bonnier, Serge Thériault, Eric Hoziel, Vittorio Rossi, Sylvie Drapeau, Micheline Bernard, Pierre Claveau, Pierre McNicoll, Henri Chassé, Bob Harrison, Christine Olivier, Claudine Bouchard, Marie-Claude Rodrigue, Chantal DesRoches)
A school teacher ditches his family for a dancer... but his new girlfriend's ex is a mobster.
Stare (Shirai-san) (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Otsuichi; Writer: Otsuichi; Stars: Marie Iitoyo)
A young woman begins to investigate after her friend joins those mysteriously found dead with their eyeballs exploded.
World premiere
Steampunk Connection (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Annie Deniel; Writer: Annie Deniel)
Documentary about the steampunk aesthetic.
World premiere
Super Deluxe (Country: India; Year: 2019; Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja; Writer: Thiagarajan Kumararaja, Nalan Kumarasamy; Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Samantha Ruth Prabhu)
An unfaithful newly-wed wife, an estranged father, a priest and an angry son suddenly find themselves in the most unexpected predicaments, each poised to experience their destiny, all on one fateful day.
Swallow (Country: US, France; Year: 2019; Director: Carlo Mirabella-Davis; Writer: Carlo Mirabella-Davis; Stars: Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Denis O'Hare, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, Luna Lauren Velez, Zabryna Guevara, Laith Nakli, Babak Tafti, Nicole Kang, Olivia Perez, Kristi Kirk, Alyssa Bresnahan, Laura Dias, Elise Santora)
Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.
Canadian premiere
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy and Why Don't You Just Die
S He (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Zhou Shengwei; Writer: Zhou Shengwei; Stars: Fuyang Lyu, Shengwei Zhou)
A high heel mother shoe survives in an authoritarian world dominated by male shoes and brings up her daughter shoe by disguising herself as a male shoe.
Canadian premiere
Tokyo Ghoul 'S' (Tôkyô Gûru 'S') (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Kazuhiko Hiramaki, Takuya Kawasaki; Writer: Chûji Mikasano, based on the manga by Sui ishida; Stars: Masataka Kubota, Maika Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Suzuki)
A sketchy ghoul named Gourmet invites a college student named Kaneki to dine with him at a special restaurant where the young man may find himself on the menu.
Canadian premiere
Tone-Deaf (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Richard Bates Jr; Writer: Richard Bates Jr; Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Amanda Crew, Robert Patrick, Kim Delaney)
A woman goes to the countryside to spend a quiet weekend after losing her job and having her last complicated relationship implode. She rents a country house from an old-fashioned widower who struggles to hide his pyschopathic tendencies.
International premiere
Vivarium (Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Lorcan Finnegan; Writer: Lorcan Finnegan, Garret Shanley, Garret Shanley; Stars: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris, Olga Wehrly, Danielle Ryan, Senan Jennings, Molly McCann, Eanna Hardwicke, Shana Hart, Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris, Olga Wehrly, Danielle Ryan, Senan Jennings)
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
North American premiere
We Are Little Zombies (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Makoto Nagahisa; Writer: Makoto Nagahisa; Stars: Keita Ninomiya, Satoshi Mizuno, Mondo Okumura, Sena Nakajima)
Their parents are dead. They should be sad, but they can't cry. So they form a kick-ass band. This is the story of four 13-year-olds in search of their emotions.
Canadian
Culture Shock Culture Shock
Culture Shock and The Wonderland
White Snake (Bai She: Yuan Qi) (Country: China, US; Year: 2019; Director: Amp Wong, Ji Zhao; Writer: Damao; Stars: Zhe Zhang, Tianxiang Yang)
A love story between a snake spirit and a snake hunter.
Canadian premiere
Why Don't You Just Die (Papa, sdokhni) (Country: Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Kirill Sokolov; Writer: Kirill Sokolov; Stars: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde, Michael Gor, Elena Shevchenko, Igor Grabuzov, Aleksandr Domogarov, Ilya Gavrilenkov, Vasiliy Kopeikin, Ilya Kostyukov, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde, Michael Gor, Elena Shevchenko)
A dark action comedy about a group of people brought together in the apartment of police detective Andrei: his resentful daughter, an angry thug and a cheated cop. Each one of them have a reason to want revenge.
Canadian premiere
The Wonderland (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Keiichi Hara; Writer: Sachiko Kashiwaba, Miho Maruo; Stars: Mayu Matsuoka, Anne Watanabe, Kumiko Asô, Nao Tôyama, Keiji Fujiwara, Akiko Yajima, Masachika Ichimura)
A teenager and her out go on an adventure from their basement.
North American premiere
The Wrath (Yeo-gok-seong) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Young-sun Yoo; Stars: Hong-il Choi, Young hee Seo, Na-Eun Son)
In the household of Lee Gyeong-jin, a high-ranking official of Joseon Kingdom, three sons die from an unidentified horror. A woman pregnant with a child of the third son soon learns of the evil spirit that haunts the house.
Canadian premiere
The Wretched (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Brett Pierce, Drew T Pierce; Writer: Brett Pierce, Drew T Pierce; Stars: Azie Tesfai, Piper Curda, Kevin Bigley, Tug Coker, John-Paul Howard, Gabriela Quezada Bloomgarden)
A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent's imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.
World premiere
News

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

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Showcase specialising in films from eastern Europe

Outfest Los Angeles

Fantasia International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival
The oldest continuously running film festival in the world

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Festival celebrating campaigning films

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.