Final Fantasia films announced

Festival will close with July Jung's Next Sohee

by Jennie Kermode

Next Sohee
Next Sohee Photo: courtesy of Fantasia International Film Festival

The complete line-up of this year's Fantasia International Film Festival has now been announced, along with the festival's closing film. Next Sohee, which enjoyed success at Cannes, is a blistering look at the exploitation of young women, directed by July Jung and starring Bae Doona alongside newcomer Kim Si-eun. More than130 features and 200 shorts will be screened in total.

This year's Prix Denis-Héroux, which recognises an exceptional contribution to the development of genre and independent cinema in Quebec, will be awarded to producer Pierre David, and the festival will host a number of special events, panels and talks, with guests including John Woo, Kim Kangmin and Kier-La Janisse. The legacy of Edgar Allan Poe will be celebrated with short films unearthed from Montreal’s Film Society archives, and there will also be a session on how the film industry can reduce its contribution to climate change.

Fantasia runs from 14 July to 3 August and we will be bringing you extensive coverage here at Eye For Film.

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