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Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones) Finally has a new flick out called The Devil’s Candy. It premiered at Tiff last year and is supposed to be wonderful, but has not landed a Us distributor yet for some reason.
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting we have the first trailer for flick which comes on the heels of its Russian release.
In this creepily haunted-house tale a struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas
More as it comes, folks!
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Plus several titles we already know are worth your time.
This year’s Fantasia International Film Festival starts today in the beautiful city of Montreal, and we couldn’t be more excited. (Well, I could be if I was there, but I don’t arrive until Saturday night so my peak joy will have to wait until then.) We’ve already revealed the three-part lineup announcement here, here, and here, but as the fest begins we wanted to go ahead and share the films we’re most anticipating as well as recommend some movies that we’ve already seen and loved.
As of this moment I’ve seen twenty-five of the fest’s titles, but that’s still less than one-fifth of films playing this year. Here are some of my favorites.
The director of The Chaser delivers a terrific horror/thriller hybrid from South Korea, The Wailing (full review), which pits a hapless cop against the »
- Rob Hunter
Qff co-directors Huw Walmsley-Evans and John Edmond.
Queensland Film Festival (Qff) has unveiled the program for its second year, to be held July 15-24 at New Farm Cinemas and the Institute of Modern Art.
The festival, which has doubled in size this year, will screen 40 features and shorts, including 19 Australian premieres. Festival co-directors John Edmond and Huw Walmsley-Evans said Qff's 2016 return is a direct result of an enthusiastic response to last year.s program. .Strong community support from both our partners and the general public has ensured that we could increase the number of screenings, and these are films that it.s important that the Brisbane public have a chance to see," Edmond said. Walmsley-Evans said: "Qff's first year proved what we knew to be true: Brisbane wants to see the best that the thriving world cinema has to offer.. Qff will open with Pedro Almodovar.s Julieta, screening direct from Cannes. Other highlights include The Red Turtle, Michael Dudock de Wit's dialogue-free collaboration with animation house Studio Ghibli; Chevalier; Lucile Hadžihalilovic.s Evolution; and Dead Slow Ahead. Local films will include Sean Byrne.s (The Loved Ones) horror The Devil.s Candy and Sydney-based Margot Nash.s documentary essay The Silences. In a nod to now-lost film festivals of Brisbane.s past, Qff will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Brisbane Film Festival with a restoration of Agnes Varda.s Cleo From 5 to 7, as well as a selection of shorts that screened at the first event. It will similarly mark the 25th anniversary of the Brisbane International Film Festival with a screening of David Cronenberg.s classic adaptation of William Burrough.s Naked Lunch.
There will also be free panels discussions regarding the art and history of filmmaking, including The Art and Craft of Editing in Eugène Green.s La Sapienza and The Son of Joseph, presented with the Australian Screen Editor.s guild and the Arc Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
The festival will also reflect on the history of Brisbane film culture with Fifty Years of Film Festivals — Remembering Bff, courtesy of a presentation by Qff co-director Huw Walmsley-Evans and Queensland University of Technology.s (Qut) Dr Tess Van Hemert. Qut is the festival.s major partner. Qff is also supported by the Arc Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Australian Screen Editors Guild, Avant Card, the Cantrills, the Czech and Slovak Film Festival, David Stratton, the Institute of Modern Art, the National Film and Sound Archive, and New Farm Cinemas Full program and ticket sales: qldff.com . »
- Staff Writer
The full Sydney Film Festival line-up was unveiled this morning by Sff director Nashen Moodley, with five Australian feature premieres and eight Aussie documentary premieres.
In a coup for the festival, this year's Talks program at Sydney Town Hall's Hub will include a free talk with Mel Gibson, whose Blood Father is playing at the fest, as well as in-conversation events with Australian filmmakers such as Ivan Sen.
Sen's Goldstone, the festival's opening night film, will also feature in the official competition..
Other Aussie premieres include Abe Forsythe's Cronulla black comedy Down Under, Craig Boreham's queer drama Teenage Kicks, playwright Stephen Sewell's directorial debut Embedded, and Craig Anderson's thriller Red Christmas, starring E.T.'s Dee Wallace.
Also in the line-up are Aussie titles that premiered overseas last year, such as Beast, the McKeith brothers' Manila-set boxing drama that comes »
- Harry Windsor
Kicking off with a special screening of The Forest with star Natalie Dormer in attendance, and finishing in racy rock-fuelled style with Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy, the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to Glasgow Film Festival with another stellar line-up to shock, chill and thrill. A record thirteen films will screen from Thursday 25th February to Saturday 27th February, alongside a selection of unmissable shorts, guest director Q & A’s, great give-aways and a sneak preview of Paul Hyett’s Heretiks, with the popular director in attendance.
The line-up starts at 9pm on Thurs 25 Feb with the UK Premiere of The Forest starring Natalie Dormer searching for her twin sister in Japan’s most haunted location, the fabled Sea of Trees. The ‘Game of Thrones’ star is making her first appearance at Glasgow Film Festival and is thrilled to be headlining this gala event the »
- Phil Wheat
Film4 FrightFest has unveiled a diverse line-up for their 11th year at Glasgow Film Festival (Feb 17 - 28).
Taking place over the final weekend of the festival, FrightFest will feature eight UK premieres, two European premieres and the world premiere of Stephen King adaptation Cell, starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
The genre strand kicks off on Feb 25 with the UK premiere of Jason Zada’s supernatural chiller The Forest, starring Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer. Dormer will be making her first appearance at Glasgow Film Festival in support of the special screening.
This year’s line-up of 13 titles is FrightFest’s biggest Glasgow strand yet. The programme will close with the UK premiere of Sean Byrne’s Toronto hit The Devil’s Candy. Byrne follows up his genre title The Loved Ones with a tale »
- email@example.com (Ian Sandwell)
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