5 items from 2009
The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia announces its complete program. There are still a few surprises to be confirmed, like the closing gala, but they have already put together the final list of films that will be screened at Sitges 09. Below you’ll find the titles of each film and their sections as well as links for the films that we have already reviewed here on Sound On Sight. Opening Film [Rec]2. Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró. 2009. Official FANTÀSTIC In Competition Section Accident. Soi Cheang. 2009. Accidents Happen. Andrew Lancaster. 2009. The Children. Tom Shankland. 2008.  Cold Souls. Sophie Bartes. 2009. The Countess. Julie Delpy. 2009. Les Derniers Jours Du Monde. Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu. 2009. Dogtooth (Kynodontas). Yorgos Lanthimos. 2009. Dorian Gray. Oliver Parker. 2009. Enter The Void. Gaspar Noé. 2009. Grace. Paul Solet. 2009.  Heartless. Philip Ridley. 2009. Hierro. Gabe Ibáñez. 2009. La Horde. Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher. 2009. Ingrid. Eduard Cortés. 2009. Kinatay. Brillante Mendoza. 2009. Metropia. Tarik Saleh. 2009. Moon. »
The full lineup has been announced, and among the load of genre fare that's been running the fest circuit are the world premiers of:
Simon Fellows twisted adaptation Malice in Wonderland (trailer)
Along some of our personal favorites:
Black Dynamite (friggin awesome)
Swiss scifi flick Cargo (trailer)
Atm (get it?) horror-comedy The Human Centipede (review)
Full list after the break.
Official FANTÀSTIC In Competition Section
Accident. Soi Cheang. 2009.
Cold Souls. Sophie Bartes. 2009.
Dogtooth (Kynodontas). Yorgos Lanthimos. 2009.
- Ioncinema.com Schedule: Starting off the day with Qt and his Basterds roster, followed by Nymph from Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, checking out a new pic from Axelle Ropert (La Famille Wolberg) and closing the day and practicing my German with the advance screening of Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon. Main Comp: The most hyped film of the fest: Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and the least hyped film of the fest: Alain Resnais' Wild Grass. Out of comp: Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell. Hating myself for missing the Cannes Classic screening for Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura. Lesson de Cinema given by the Dardenne Bros. (which I would normally see in a different context - but these type of event gets packed. Un Certain Regard: Eyes Wide Open from Haim Tabakman and Nymph from Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. Director's Fortnight: Doc film La Terre de La Folie from Luc Moullet, »
Again. I'm in a hurry but woohoo! Tetro is playing! Bring on the trailer! (Yes Vincent Gallo is awesome)
List after the break.
Directors' Fortnight Lineup
"La Pivellina," Austria, Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
"The Alasness of Things," Belgium-Netherlands, Felix van Groeningen
"Eastern Plays," Bulgaria-Sweden, Kamen Kalev
"Carcasses," Canada, Denis Cote
"J'ai tue ma mere," Canada, Xavier Dolan
"Navidad," Chile, Sebastian Lelio
"Oxhide II," China, Liu Jia Yin
"La famille Wolberg," France-Belgium, Axelle Ropert
"Land of Madness," France, Luc Moullet
"Le roi de l'evasion," France, Alain Guiraudie
"Les beaux gosses," France, Riad Sattouf
"Ajami," Israel-Germany, Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani (closer) "Daniel & Ana," Mexico-Spain, Michel Franco
"Karaoke," Malaysia, Chan Fui (Chris) Chong
"Ne change rien," Portugal-France, Pedro Costa
"Here," Singapore-Canada, Tzu-Nyen Ho
"Like You Know It All," South Korea, Hong Sang-soo
"Go Get Some Rosemary," U. »
- Three films (Amreeka, Humpday and I Love You Phillip Morris) that made their debut at Sundance, a trio of Quebecois filmmakers (Denis Cote, Denis Villeneuve and eighteen year-old Xavier Dolan) and surprise surprise, a legend in filmmaking will be taking over the Director's Fortnight this year. Francis Ford Coppola had made an announcement which turned out (I'm guessing here) to work in his favor. The section is filled with preems and a good chunk of films that have already played elsewhere - Indiewire had shortlisted Lynn Shelton's crowd-pleasing mumblecore film as a possibility and Denis Villeneuve's Polytechnique inclusion wasn't exactly a secret either (I made the mention here a couple of days back). The Safdie brothers who closed the same sidebar last year with a short film and The Pleasure of Being Robbed have combined their efforts to bring another project in Go Get Some Rosemary, which »
5 items from 2009
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