The Fantasia Film Festival had already announced an impressive lineup prior to the announcement of their final wave. Films showing will include the North American premiere of Takashi Miike’s latest film, J.K. Simmons making a return to gerne cinema, and a slew of anime. John Woo and Kier-La Janisse will also be honored with individual awards.
The third wave of films is just as impressive as the previous two. Some of the highlights include director Hisashi Kimura returning to the world of Ringu with Sadako DX, Final Cut, the French remake of the amazing One Cut of the Dead, and Portugal’s first stop-motion feature, My Grandfather’s Demons. Dario Argento’s first feature in a decade will also be screening at Fantasia.
Fantasia will be presenting this year’s Prix Denis-Heroux, an award recognizing exceptional contribution to the development of genre and independent cinema in Quebec, to producer Pierre David, known for his close collaboration with directors David Cronenberg and Jean-Claude Lord, among many others. Fantasia will present two of his collaborations with Lord, who passed away earlier this year: Bingo (1974) and Visiting Hours. (1982).
The Fantasia International Film Festival takes place July 14 through August 3. The full lineup can be found HERE
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