First wave of Fantasia films announced

Festival will be live in Montreal

by Jennie Kermode

Satoshi Miki's Convenience Story
Satoshi Miki's Convenience Story Photo: Fantasia International Film Festival

This year's Fantasia International Film Festival is to be held in-person in Montreal, and the first part of its line-up has now been revealed. It includes titles by Takashi Miike, Quentin Dupieux and Mickey Reece.

Festival premières include Rebekah McKendry's comedic toilet terror Glorious, Karim Ouelhaj’s serial killer chiller Megalomaniac and Rodrigo Gudiño’s haunting arboreal horror The Breach, which boasts a soundtrack by Guns N' Roses' Slash. There's a fantastic tale of indigenous tradition and familial love in Legions and high school rivalry spills over into work in Baby Assassins. The festival will also feature a special tribute to legendary Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo, who will receive a Career Achievement Award.

The festival will be centred in the Concordia Hall Cinema, with additional screens at the Cinémathèque Québécoise, Cinéma du Musée and the McCord Museum, and will run from 14 July to 3 August. You can see the full line-up to date on our festival page and further films will be announced next month.

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