Dans La Brume to open Fantasia

24 additional titles announced

by Jennie Kermode

Dans La Brume
Dans La Brume

This year's Fantasia International Film Festival will open with the North American première of Daniel Roby's Dans La Brume, it was announced last night. The film, which tells the story of a family's attempts to survive after Paris is struck by an earthquake and filled with a mysterious fog, stars Romain Duris, Olga Kurylenko and Fantine Harduin.

The hotly anticipated horror, science fiction and fantasy festival also revealed some of the other big titles that it will be featuring this year. These include the world premières of Tales From The Hood 2, Hurt, Among The Living and The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot. There's also new animé to looks forward to in the form of Penguin Highway and Aragne: Sign Of Vermillion. Documentary premières include People's Republic Of Desire and Boiled Angels: The Trial Of Mike Diana.

A special Action! Achievement Award will be bestowed upon high-kicking star Cynthia Rothrock in recognition of the way she paved the way for women in the action genre.

The full festival line up will be revealed on 28 June.

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