Final Fantasia films announced

New work from Takashi Miike and a masterclass by Timur Bekmambetov

by Jennie Kermode

LaPlace's Witch
LaPlace's Witch Photo: Fantasia Film Festival

The final part of this year's Fantasia slate was announced today, and fans will be excited to hear that it includes the premiers of new films by Takashi Miike (LaPlace's Witch) and Donnie Yen (Big Brother). The closing film has been revealed as Panos Cosmatos' Mandy, starring Nicolas Cage.

A masterclass with Night Watch director Timur Bekmambetov is among the special events now scheduled, there will be an audience with Michael Ironside, and Goblin's Maurizio Guarini will provide a live score for a special screening of 1911 genre spectacular L'Inferno.

Other film highlights include Nicolas Pesce's creepy Piercing, Xavier Gens' Lovecraftian Cold Skin and Lisa Brühlmann's blistering début Blue My Mind. There's also a retrospective outing for underrated genre gem Body Melt.

The festival runs from 12 July to 2 August.

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