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Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Sitges 2010:
Exorcisms, Vampires, Zombies, Martial Arts And Liters Of Blood At Sitges 2010
The 43rd Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, that will take place from 7 to 17 October, presents its lineup, with some films still to be confirmed, for the following sections:
Sitges 43 Official FANTÀSTIC Selection - In Competition
The official selection par excellence will be offering a lineup emphasizing a variety of nationalities (Bulgaria, Japan, France, Swede, Uruguay,...), the impact of new South American cinema, the rebirth of oriental cinema and the mixture of supernatural horror movies with exorcisms, vampires and mutants and everyday horror with real extreme violence.
13 Assassins (Takashi Miike, Japan)
14 Days With Victor (Román Parrado, Spain)
A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop (Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong)
Bedevilled (Jang Cheol-soo, South Korea)
Confessions (Tetsuya Nakashima, »
If I had the holiday time left, I’d be booking a trip to España right about now. The 43rd annual Sitges kicks off on October 7th and their line up so far is impressive. Damned impressive.
In competition are Gregg Araki’s Kaboom (teaser, stills), Christopher Smith’s Black Death (review), Jalmari Helander’s Rare Exports (trailer), Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber (clip) and Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins among many others. In competition in the Panorama section are another great set of films including Shion Sono’s Cold Fish (trailer), Takeshi Kitano’s Outrage (trailer), Jim Mickle’s Stake Land (trailer) and Srdjan Spasojevic’s A Serbian Film (review).
If those titles aren’t enough, there’s loads more including Rob Stefaniuk’s vampire musical road trip film Suck (review, trailer), James Wan’s Insidious (clip), Adam Green’s Frozen (trailer), Black Lightning (trailer), Super (clip), The Vanishing on 7th »
Vincent Cassel cuts a menacing yet charismatic figure as the notorious Jacques Mesrine and proves once again he knows how to play a tough guy like no other. His bold choice of roles throughout his career and the fearless way in which he inhabits his characters made him the perfect choice. The award winning European actor’s latest performance in Jean-Francois Richet’s two-part thriller biopic, Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1, is one of his best. Shot on location in France, Spain, Algeria, Canada and the U.S., the films’ visual style and dark vibe take their inspiration from iconic 1970s action and gangster films. Adapted by Abdel Raouf Dafri from Mesrine’s autobiography, the exciting double bill splits the story into two parts to explore the man behind the icon and chart the outlaw odyssey of the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s »
- Sheila Roberts
Redheads Movie PosterDirector Romain Gavras' first film was once titled Notre Jour Viendra (Our Day Will Come) and now, simply Redheads (Twitch). Gavras is the same director who shot the video for Mia's "Born Free," which also had a strange, similar red-headed theme. The trailer below for Redheads shows a lost young man with his older mentor and part-time psychologist on a journey of violence. The film describes itself as "a search for an ideal, gradually escalates into a rampage of hate, violence and self-destruction" (Bloody). Have a watch of the surreal, but immerse yourself first with the film's synopsis to make sense of the film's French narration.
The synopsis for Redheads here:
"What do you do when you're a red-haired teenage loser with no friends except for an older guy, your shrink? When everyone hates you, especially your family? When all your peers make fun of you and kick you around? »
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Ross Allen)
Romain Gavras directed the controversial 9+ minute music video for M.I.A.’s Born Free, which we posted on this site Here; the teaser trailer for his upcoming feature film debut, Notre Jour Viendra (Our Day Will Come, aka Redheads), was posted Here; now here’s the film’s first full trailer, and it looks like a winner! It’s in French, and not subtitled, however…
After directing the brilliant long form music video for M.I.A.’s superb new track, Born Free, Romain Gavras proved that he was far more than just the son of a brilliant filmmaker.
The director not only seems deeply inspired by his father, but is seeming to follow directly in the steps of his highly intellectual pops, Costa-Gavras (Z, Missing). Well, now he’s making his feature film debut, with the upcoming film Notre Jour Viendra, or Our Day Will Come.
The film was originally known as Redheads, and stars Vincent Cassel (La Haine) and Olivier Barthelemy. It follows a teen who leaves for Ireland after being victim of abuse from the people around him. This is our first look at the film, and I must say, while it gives us little to nothing to chew on when it comes to narrative, it looks absolutely stunning. It looks low on contrast, »
- Joshua Brunsting
Romain Gavras is the son of the legendary and acclaimed Greek/French filmmaker Costa-Gavras (Z – a film that anybody who claims to be serious about films should have seen already, Missing, Special Section) but you better know him as the director of the controversial M.I.A. music video Born Free where people get blown up and children are killed. But below is the rather evocative and mysterious trailer for his new feature film Notre Jour Viendra (Our Day Will Come) which is opening in France in September and elsewhere around the world.
Originally titled Redheads it deals with a redheaded rebellious young man, shunned by his family and friends, whose only friend is his shrink played by Vincent Cassell. He heads off the Ireland, the land of the redheaded people but further sinks into a “rampage of hate, violence and self-destruction”.
When not setting the world on fire with bloody fantastic music videos, director Romain Gavras - the son of Costa-Gavras - has been hard at work on his debut feature film. Originally announced as Redheads, the film has been retitled Notre Jour Viendra - Our Day Will Come in English - which I think we can agree is a much more evocative title than the one the film was originally saddled with.
Vincent Cassel both stars in and produces this one, and sales agents TF1 have been rather tight lipped about the whole thing. Even the sales synopsis doesn't really tell you much:
What do you do when you're a red-haired teenage loser with no friends except for an older guy, your shrink? When everyone hates you, especially your family? When all your peers make fun of you and kick you around? The answer: you and your loser buddy blow »
8 items from 2010
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