5 items from 2013
Given the familiar ring of the show's title, I feel I can be excused for having expected The Face (Sky Living, Mon, 9pm) to be a cheap imitation of hit singing contest The Voice. I predicted a show in which contestants were required to sing to a panel of judges who, in a unique twist, were scrutinising them from within a soundproofed booth, agonising over turning up their volume switch based on whether or not they liked the look of the singer's face or skirt, only to discover to their horror that, despite a contestant's supreme aesthetic appeal, they actually have absolutely no musical talent whatsoever (or worse, they can sing really well despite having the looks of a crazed homeless man). But alas, The Face involves no such dramatic tension fuelled »
The Fantasia International Film Festival held its annual press conference this morning at the Cinémathèque Québécoise in downtown Montreal, hosted by many of the regular festival programmers and planners, among them general directors Marc Lamothe and Mitch Davis, who both represent the heart and backbone of the event, Isabelle Gauvreau, director of Québec short films programming, Simon Laperrière, director of the ‘Camera Lucida’ selections and King Wei-Chu and Nicolas Archambault, directors of Asian programming, just to name a few.
A few of the major announcements from the first few waves were reiterated, such as Takashi Miike’s Shield of Straw as the opening film and Edgar Wright’s The World’s End as the closing movie. One previously unmentioned bit of tantalizing information shared with the press this morning is that in addition to director Edgar Wright hosting, so will co-star Nick Frost!
More details were revealed concerning the Fantasia-Festival »
- Edgar Chaput
The full Fantasia 2013 lineup has now been revealed, and we have here the third and final wave of titles to share. Prepare to drool!
From the Press Release:
The Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to announce the rest of our 120-feature lineup that comprises our 2013 event, along with a string of additional details that mark our 17th edition as a standout. Fantasia will engulf the city of Montreal from July 18-August 6, 2013. Be sure to visit the Fantasia Film Festival website for detailed essays on every title announced here, as well as all films previously disclosed over the last weeks.
Before we get started on titles... Meet Our 2013 Juries
Main Competition For The Cheval Noir Award For Best Film
Jury President: Laura Kern (Critic, Curator, managing editor, Film Comment)
Jean-Pierre Bergeron (Actor, Director, Screenwriter)
Samuel Jamier (Co-Director of the New York Asian Film Festival, Programmer at Japan Society)
Jarod Neece (Senior Programmer and Operations Manager, »
- The Woman In Black
The Fantasia Film Festival is taking place from July 18th to August 6th in Montreal and will feature over 100 films from around the world. We gave you a look at the initial lineup last month and now have an additional list of Fantasia 2013 films that will be screening, including Curse of Chucky, You’re Next, and Frankenstein’s Army:
A rarity among genre franchises, the Child’S Play series (begun in 1988) has retained the sure-handed guidance of original screenwriter/creator Don Mancini throughout killer doll Chucky’s decades’-long reign of horror. Mancini, who will be hosting our “scar-studded” world premiere, graduated to the director’s chair with 2004’s Seed Of Chucky, after having co-written or written every entry in the series. His longevity with the project is, of course, matched by the fiendish voiceover work by »
- Jonathan James
The programme for the third Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema has been announced.
The festival - which has been extended from three to five days in 2013 - will run in Bo'ness, West Lothian, from March 13 to 17.
The festival will open with a screening of Oscar-winner The Artist, before stepping back in time to celebrate the golden era of silent film, with movies including Gloria Swanson's Stage Struck, Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant and Buster Keaton's One Week.
Documentary Baby Peggy, The Elephant In The Room will also screen, celebrating the work of the oldest surviving silent film star.
Additional events will include the first Scottish appearance of film critic Mark Kermode's skiffle band The Dodge Brothers, a screening of rare Japanese silent Jujiro (Crossways) with live accompaniment by electronic ensemble Minima and a primary school event Make Movie Music.
For more information about the programme and to book tickets, »
- Amber Wilkinson
5 items from 2013
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