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2013 | 1997

4 items from 2013


Fantasia 2013 Award Winners Include Big Bad Wolves, Curse of Chucky

8 August 2013 11:27 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This year’s Fantasia International Film Festival has come to a close and we have a list of award winners, including Big Bad Wolves and Curse of Chucky:

Montreal – Thursday August 8th, 2013 - After Tuesday night’s sold-out screening of the Canadian premiere of The World’S End, presented by director Edgar Wright and actor Nick Frost, the Fantasia International Film Festival can confirm record attendance numbers this year, boasting more than 125,000 festival-goers for its 17th edition, surpassing last year’s record of 109,000 (a 15% increase). Over the course of its three-week film marathon, it presented over 131 features from 31 countries and more than 220 shorts from across the globe.

Fantasia’s 2013 edition opened with the North American Premiere of Takashi Miike’s Shield Of Straw and closed with the Canadian Premiere of Edgar Wright’s The World’S End. A lifetime achievement award was given to Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski. World »

- Jonathan James

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Fantasia win for Big Bad Wolves

8 August 2013 10:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Revenge horror Big Bad Wolves has won the best film prize at the Fantasia International Film Festival, which has revealed record attendance figures for its 17th edition.

Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s Big Bad Wolves picked up the Cheval Noir Award for Best Film.

A statement from the jury said: “With elements of horror, crime thriller, revenge drama, and wicked black comedy, Big Bad Wolves takes genre-bending to bold new levels. This sense of originality, along with its subversive political subtext, assured visual style, and impeccable ensemble cast, is what separates the film from the rest of the pack.”

Directing duo Keshales and Papushado also picked up the award for best screenplay. The Ucm-produced film tells the story of a series of brutal murders, and how they impact on the lives of a vigilante police detective, the main suspect and the father of a victim.

Metrodome Distribution previously secured all UK rights from 6 Sales while Magnet »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Fantasia Film Festival 2013: ‘Les gouffres’ is a dull affair despite the promise of ambition

28 July 2013 1:03 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Les gouffres (English title: The Sinkholes)

Written by Antoine Barraud

Directed by Antoine Barraud

France, 2012

*What follows is a review of one half of a review of Fantasia’ special screening of not one but two of up and coming French filmmaker’s Antoine Barraud short films, Monstre numéro deux (36 min) and Les gouffres (62 min). This article discusses Les gouffres.

New filmmakers can count their blessings when, for their first few projects, they succeed in attracting top notch talent to help add some gravitas and legitimacy to their endeavor. Relative newcomer Frenchman Antoine Barraud, one of few filmmakers of his native country with an affinity with genre fair, made a name for himself with two inparticular, both of which were shown in a single screening at this year’s Fantasia. For one of those two projects, Les gouffres, he managed to hire one of the greatest actors working today, Mathieu Amalric. »

- Edgar Chaput

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Fantasia Film Festival 2013: ‘Monstre numéro deux’ is a powerful sensorial experience

28 July 2013 12:46 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Monster numéro deux

Written by Antoine Barraud

Directed by Antoine Barraud

France, 2008

*What follows is a review of one half of a review of Fantasia’s special screening of not one but two of up and coming French filmmaker’s Antoine Barraud short films, Monstre numéro deux (36 min) and Les gouffres (62 min). This article discusses Monstre numéro deux.

Looking back at the past five years or so, the sub-genre of vampire films has inspired a countless amount of filmmakers and studios to take a crack at telling stories about those haunting creatures of the night. Not that prior to 2008 such cinematic experiences were a rarity per say, but the Twilight franchise (the first installment released in ’08) unquestionably gave the genre a shot in the arm. Interestingly enough, Antoine Barraud, one of France’s few writer-directors working within genre cinema, made his own vampire flick in the same year as the first Twilight picture, »

- Edgar Chaput

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