Fantasia International Film Festival 2019
The Crow The Crow
The Crow and Little Monsters
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Darlin' Darlin'
Darlin' and Come To Daddy
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knives And Skin Knives And Skin
Knives And Skin and Sons Of Denmark
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.
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 thriller that begins with a murder incident as a stranger enters the house of Kyung Min, who lives alone in the one room.
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.
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.
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.
Idol Idol
Idol and We Are Little Zombies
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 based on their birthplace, a resident of the much-reviled Saitama Prefecture embarks on a revolutionary campaign to improve things for his home.
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: 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.
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.
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.
Idol (Woo Sang) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: 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.
House Of Hummingbird House Of Hummingbird
House Of Hummingbird and Astronaut
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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