The Fantasia Film Festival opens its 27th edition with Pascal Plante’s red rooms, a French-language thriller about a woman’s obsession with a high-profile serial killer case.
The genre shot, those stars Maxwell McCabe-Lokos and Juliette Gariépy get a North American premiere in Montreal after taking a bow during a match in Karlovy Vary.
On Thursday, as Fantasia unveiled its second batch of titles, the festival also made world premieres for Shigeyoshi Tsukahara’s anime adventure. Kurayubaka; Eva Strelnikova Stay online, a Ukrainian thriller shot against the background of the current Russian invasion; and that of director Robert Cuffley Romy, exploring the horrors of artificial intelligence in a smart home and starring Alexa Barajas.
There are also first looks for Zach Clark’s body-swapping romancer The Worders; Quebec director Oliver Godin’s Irish Cahier Bleu; And the ancestors, a live-action and stop-motion monster movie from directors Charles Band and Chris Endicott.
Fantasia also unveiled an international premiere for sympathetic to the devil, starring Nicolas Cage and director Yuval Adler then reunites with Joel Kinnaman The secrets we keep. RLJE Films previously acquired the North American rights to the psychological thriller that begins with a man (Kinnaman) forced at gunpoint to drive a mysterious passenger (Cage), only to find himself caught up in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game . making it clear that not everything is as it seems.
Fantasia also marks an international premiere insomnia after school, an adaptation of Makoto Ojiro’s popular manga directed by Chihiro Ikeda.
North America’s largest genre film festival previously announced a series of world premieres for its 27th edition, including Theresa Sutherland’s Wonderfully dark and deepwhat properties Barbarian star Georgina Campbell; Victor Ginzburg Rich V; Jared Moshe Aporia, directed by Judy Greer and Faithe Herman; And Where the devil roams, from directors Toby Poster, John Adams and Zelda Adams, also known as The Adams Family.
Other world arcs already announced in Montreal include Xavier Gens’ Bend!, starring Nassim Lyes and Olivier Gourmet; horror author Larry Fessenden black out; Nicholas Tomnays what you wish, with Nick Stahl playing a chef with a gambling problem and from the producers of The Florida Project; and Ryan Ward’s Daughter of the Sun.
The Fantasia Festival takes place from July 20 to August. 9 in Montreal.