New Takashi Miike title to close Fantasia

Final tranche of films revealed

by Jennie Kermode

The Great Yokai War: Guardians
The Great Yokai War: Guardians

The final titles were added to this year's Fantasia line-up today, and it was revealed that the festival will close with The Great Yokai War: Guardians. Helmed by Takashi Miike, it sees Japanese demons going head to head in a battle on which the fate of the world could depend.

Other freshly added highlights include the brutal puppet mayhem of Frank And Zed, and unforgettable English documentary Alien On Stage.

The festival team also revealed today that they will be presenting writer, director and video artist Shunji Iwai with a Career Achievement award, recognising his 30 years of distinctive contributions to cinema. His latest work, The 12 Day Tale Of The Monster That Died In 8, will be screening as part of this year's line-up along with earlier works April Story, All About Lily Chou-Chou and Fireworks, Should We See It From The Side Or The Bottom?

Also receiving an award this year is Phil Tippett, a master of stop motion animation whose work has appeared in the likes of Robocop, Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers and the original Star Wars trilogy. His new film Mad God will be screening at the festival.

Share this with others on...
News

Streaming Spotlight – pirates at the pictures Hoist the mainsail as we set out on the high seas

Getting her due Marianna Palka on the debt industry, making room for women, and Collection

Eye For Books Terence Fisher: Master Of Gothic Cinema by Tony Dalton

Purpose and dignity Jonathan Taplin on working with Martin Scorsese, the Sixties and Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood

In pursuit of justice Marco Kreuzpaintner on taking on the past in The Collini Case

Falling from the sky Kazik Radwanski and Deragh Campbell discuss Anne At 13,000 Ft

Calvert Journal Film Festival announces titles 35 films to screen online this October

More news and features

We're bringing you news, reviews and interviews from the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Glasgow Youth Film Festival .



We're looking forward to the New York Film Festival and Grimmfest.



We've recently covered the Venice Film Festival and Deauville, horror favourite Frightfest, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival,.LGBTQ+ favourite Outfest Los Angeles and the Locarno Film festival.



Read our full for more.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

More competitions coming soon.