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Held online with a smattering of live events happening where pandemic precautions permitted, 2021's Fantasia celebrated a very special occasion: its 25th birthday. It did so with a fantastic line-up of films, and was preceded by a special screening of James Gunn's The Suicide Squad live in Montreal. It closed with the latest work by Takashii Miike.
As well as films, there were talks on transgression, final girls, the rise of indigenous horror, and more, with special guests and the opportunity for audience members to ask questions.
The festival ran from 5 to 25 August.
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After a car crash which damages her memory, a woman desperate to find her son goes looking for answers.
The most ordinary people and places can be quite extraordinary.
One day, an ordinary office worker throws her purse and life away and joins an enigmatic contest to win a car.
A teenage girl becomes immersed in an online role-playing game.
In this ultra-violent fantasy epic, ancient dark magic falls into sinister hands and unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. A group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together in order to defeat it at all costs
A man in the throes of a mid-life crisis who has decided to try to live like his Viking ancestors unwittingly befriends a robber on the run.
Makoto Kashiba is an elite bank clerk and works for a big bank at its Tokyo HQ. Due to a minor mistake, he is demoted to a small branch office in a country town. He is devastated by his situation. There, he meets beautiful Yoshino Ikoma, who runs a goldfish scooping store. Makoto falls in love with her at first sight.
In a world where the government records and taxes dreams, an unassuming dream auditor gets swept up in a cosmic journey through the life and dreams of an ageing eccentric named Bella. Together, they must find a way back home.
A Native American boxer embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing sister.
One Halloween night, a deliveryman accidentally drops the heart he is supposed to deliver. He cannot find the heart in the smoke and gives up. The heart continues to beat where it fell in the town of chimneys.
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