Nouvelles

13 august 2020

  • Festivals

    Fantasia 2020 : Savage state American North Premiere August 29 and 31

    Missouri, 1863. As Americans fight out their civil war around them, a family of French colonists turns to mercenary gunslinger Victor (Kevin Janssens, Revenge) to lead them across the country to a safe port and escape to Paris. But the road to salvation is long, arduous, and fraught with peril, and tensions run high between meek patriarch Edmond, his pious wife Madeleine, their three daughters, freed-slave maid Layla, and their armed escorts. Will they make it to safety before the...

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12 august 2020

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    Fantasia 2020 : PVT chat , World Premiere

    Directed by Ben Hozie, frontman of Bodega, PVT Chat is a transgressive, kinky and darkly funny plunge into loneliness and intimate connections in an endlessly connected world. A film about the hyper-connectivity of contemporary life rooted in a verité New York City environment, PVT Chat explores relationships and sex filtered through an online medium. Fox and Vack channel vulnerability in their incredible lead performances, laying bare the intricacies of...

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12 august 2020

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    Fantasia 2020 : Project Dreams: How to Build Mazinger Z's Hangar, Internationale Premiere

    As fanciful as this premise may seem, Project Dreams: How to Build Mazinger Z's Hangar by Tsutomu Hanabusa (Kakegurui, also on the Fantasia 2020 lineup) is based on real facts. The fantasy marketing department of the engineering firm Maeda Corporation exists, as does the file on Mazinger Z's Hangar. Thanks to the imaginative screenplay by Makoto Ueda, who worked with animation master Masaaki Yuasa on the UFO Night is Short, Walk on girl, as well as on the charming...

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12 august 2020

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    Fantasia 2020 : The oak room, World Premiere

    The oak room is a very different project from director Cody Calahan (Antisocial, screened at Fantasia in 2013) and his various horror colleagues at Black Fawn Films. Written by Peter Genoway based on his play, the script creates tension through dialogue, character nuances and timely revelations rather than forces from the beyond, explicit villainy or bloodshed. From its long opening scene, The oak room is both a captivating neo-noir and a meditation on the...

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12 august 2020

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    Fantasia 2020 : Minor Premise, World Premiere

    NYC filmmaker Eric Schultz’s striking feature debut, after having co-produced such acclaimed works as James White, Katies Says goodbye et The Strange ones is a brilliantly constructed science-fiction drama that resonates with particular poignancy in our quasi-quarantined times. Minor Premises’s pacing is both vibrant and dynamic, stylistically dancing through the inner workings of an individual in a way that is insightful, exciting and exhilarating. Schultz weaves a web...

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