Fantasia Film Festival 2016

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List of every movie presented at the 2016 Fantasia Film Festival

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1. If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy

Young mailman finds out he has no time left due to a terminal disease. Suddenly he is approached by a devil that offers him to live more time if he eliminates something from the world. ... See full summary »

Director: Akira Nagai | Stars: Mauro Caiazza, Gaku Hamada, Mieko Harada, Anna Ishii

Votes: 2,249

Canadian Premiere


2. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Gong Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Ma Dong-seok, Su-an Kim

Votes: 177,467 | Gross: $2.13M

North American Premiere

Cheval Noir - Best Feature Audience Award - Best Asian Feature Gold


3. Seoul Station (2016)

92 min | Animation, Action, Horror

Several groups of people try to survive a zombie pandemic that unleashes itself in downtown Seoul.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, Shim Eun-kyung, Joon Lee, Sang-hee Lee

Votes: 5,605

Audience Award - Best Animated Feature


4. Kill Zone 2 (2015)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

73 Metascore

While undercover officer Kit is taken prisoner by the syndicate, he befriends his keeper and discovers an organ trafficking ring.

Director: Soi Cheang | Stars: Tony Jaa, Jing Wu, Simon Yam, Jin Zhang

Votes: 6,174



6. Hentai Kamen: The Abnormal Crisis (2016)

119 min | Comedy, Fantasy

News about the disappearance of panties is covered every day." Kyosuke (Ryohei Suzuki) still wears Aiko Completo (Fumika Shimizu) panties to battle evil. Meanwhile, Aiko has mixed emotions ... See full summary »

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Osamu Adachi, Hirofumi Arai, Narushi Ikeda, Nana Katase

Votes: 845


8. Harmony (2015)

R | 119 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In an utopian, futuristic world, where humanity has acquired eternal life, a young high ranked agent of the world's leading health company investigates a wave of suicides.

Directors: Michael Arias, Takashi Nakamura | Stars: Miyuki Sawashiro, Reina Ueda, Aya Suzaki, Yoshiko Sakakibara

Votes: 806 | Gross: $0.02M


9. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)

TV-14 | 76 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

76 Metascore

Three children decide to leave their homes looking for a better life.

Directors: Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vázquez | Stars: Andrea Alzuri, Eva Ojanguren, Josu Cubero, Félix Arcarazo

Votes: 2,230 | Gross: $0.04M

Satoshi Kon Award - Best Animated Feature Attended

10. Brix and the Bitch (2016)

9 min | Short, Action, Drama

Trapped in a seedy and illegal fight club, one woman's only chance for escape is a gruesome brawl against the one person she refuses to harm.

Director: Nico Raineau | Stars: Dre Swain, Alex Marshall-Brown, David Carey Foster, Tim Storms

Votes: 9


11. The Third Date (2017)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Two 60-somethings begin to feel those first pangs of love once again. But first, they have to negotiate that tricky Third Date...

Director: Nick Woolgar | Stars: Edmund Dehn, Maddie Dring, Ingrid Evans, Hugh Fraser


12. The Wailing (2016)

TV-MA | 156 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak, Woo-hee Chun

Votes: 55,865

Awards: AQCC Award Audience Award - Best Asian Feature Bronze

13. The Lure (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

72 Metascore

In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.

Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska | Stars: Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka

Votes: 7,066 | Gross: $0.10M

Canadian Premiere

Awards: Special Jury Prize: "for being a timeless cinematic fairytale — an instant cult classic!” Audience Award- Best European/North-South American Feature Bronze

14. Man Underground (2016)

R | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A reclusive conspiracy theorist enlists people from his small town to help him make a low-budget movie about his experience encountering aliens while working as a geologist for the US government.

Directors: Michael Borowiec, Sam Marine | Stars: George Basil, Andy Rocco, Pamela Fila, Felix Hagen

Votes: 120 | Gross: $0.00M

International Premiere

Awards: New Flesh Award For Best First Feature

15. Stems (2015)

2 min | Animation, Short

Ainslie Henderson's eulogy to the short life span of stop motion animation puppets.

Director: Ainslie Henderson

Votes: 58

Satoshi Kon Award - Best Aniamted Short

16. Static (IV) (2016)

16 min | Short, Drama

A tragic love story about a man and his TV.

Director: Tanya Lemke | Stars: Eric Peterson, Matt Murray, Kristian Bruun, Janet-Laine Green

Votes: 14

Special Jury Mention for Best Emerging Short Filmmaker: Tanya Lemke “The Jury would like to recognize this emotionally charged parable on grief and loss for its thoughtful and confident filmmaking, announcing the arrival of a promising new talent.”

17. Before I Wake (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

68 Metascore

A couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Oleksandr Reshetilov, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay

Votes: 41,748

Audience Award- Best European/North-South American Feature Gold Prix l'Écran Fantastique

18. Odd Job (2016)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

An unemployed factory worker takes a job as a hit man to make ends meet.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Romain Duris, Michel Blanc, Alice Belaïdi, Gustave Kervern

Votes: 1,633

Audience Award: Best Eurpean/North-South American Feature Gold

19. The Bacchus Lady (2016)

110 min | Drama

The Bacchus Lady looks into the issue of elderly prostitution in South Korea. So-Young, an elderly lady who provides sex services to the male senior citizens using the pretext of selling ... See full summary »

Director: Je-yong Lee | Stars: Yuh-Jung Youn, Hyun-jun Choi, Kim Hye-Yoon, Moo-Song Jeon

Votes: 424

Canadian Premiere

Cheval Noir - Best Screenplay: E J-Yong Cheval Noir - Best Actress: Youn Yuh-jung

20. They Call Me Jeeg (2015)

112 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Enzo, a lonely and misanthropic small time crook, uses the superpowers gained after falling in the Tiber river to chase down a crazy gangster called "The gypsy".

Director: Gabriele Mainetti | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Ilenia Pastorelli, Stefano Ambrogi

Votes: 13,771

Audience Award- Best European/North-South American Feature Silver

21. Summer (I) (2016)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

It is summer and it is hot. Ice cream drips from its cone, a father photographs his child. Then a man suddenly arrests his focus. Inspired by a picture from photographer Juan Medina, taken ... See full summary »

Director: Ronny Trocker | Stars: Umaru Jibirin, Giacomo Abbruzzese, Christophe Piette, Antonia Blau

Votes: 50

Special Jury Mention for Aesthetic Innovation: “The Jury would also like to recognize Ronny Trocker’s deft synthesis of compelling visual experimentation with a profound meditation on a pressing contemporary socio-cultural reality.”

22. King Dave (2016)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

Adapted from the play by Alexandre Goyette, King Dave is the story of Dave, self-proclaimed King, influence but not unconscious, told IN A SINGLE BREATH IN ONE SEQUENCE SHOT.

Director: Daniel Grou | Stars: Alexandre Goyette, Karelle Tremblay, Mylène St-Sauveur, Philippe Boutin

Votes: 453

Audience Award - Best Canadian Feature Gold

23. Some Freaks (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses her weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they never dreamed would happen.

Director: Ian MacAllister McDonald | Stars: Thomas Mann, Lily Mae Harrington, Ely Henry, Lachlan Buchanan

Votes: 1,811

Winner: Special Jury Mention: Lily Mae Harrington, “for her remarkable, nuanced and boldly honest performance in her feature-film debut,”

24. Creepy (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

76 Metascore

Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred six years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba, Ryôko Fujino

Votes: 4,582

Winner: Cheval Noir - Best Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

25. Simon's Cat 'Off to the Vet' (2015)

13 min | Animation, Short

After an unfortunate encounter in the garden, Simon's Cat goes to great lengths to avoid an imminent visit to the vet.

Director: Simon Tofield | Star: Simon Tofield

Votes: 92

Mon Premier Fantasia

Prix Jeunesse Mon Premier Fantasia

26. Operation Avalanche (2016)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

69 Metascore

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

Director: Matt Johnson | Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Andrew Appelle, Jared Raab

Votes: 6,855 | Gross: $0.06M

Audience Award - Best Canadian Feature Bronze

27. Écartée (2016)

80 min | Drama

Social worker, Anick starts making a video about rehab after prison. In a remote town, she sets up in the home of the featured couple. The project tilts when Anick develops an obsessive ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Côté-Collins | Stars: Marjolaine Beauchamp, Ronald Cyr, Whitney Lafleur

Votes: 25

Special Jury Mention "saluting an accomplished exercise in voyeuristic suspense." Audience Award - Best Canadian Feature Bronze

28. Snake Bite (2016)

9 min | Short, Adventure, Thriller

Four adventurous kids. One deadly snake. Ten quick minutes. Snake Bite.

Director: Tim Hyten | Stars: Andrew Fox, Gabe White, Holden Goyette, Luke Darga

Votes: 244

Audience Award - Best International Short Gold

29. No Touching (2016)

13 min | Short, Action, Comedy

The most important rule. No Touching.

Directors: Adam Davis, Will Corona Pilgrim | Stars: Zoë Bell, Jake Busey, Anis Cheurfa, Kevin Daniels

Votes: 61

Audience Award - Best International Short Silver

Preceded: Antigang

30. The Black Bear (2015)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Rule #1: never feed bears. Rule #2: do not approach within 100 meters. Rule #3: avoid surprising bears. Rule #4: keep your dog on a leash. Now that you know the rules, we wish you a pleasant stay in the natural park of the black bear.

Directors: Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Xavier Seron | Stars: Jean-Benoît Ugeux, François Ebouelé, Philippe Grand'Henry, François Neycken

Votes: 137

Audience Award - Best International Short Bronze

31. Carnasse (2016)

17 min | Short, Drama

Mara loves Maxe, her older sister. Through machiavelic machinations, she arranges to keep her sister far from Arvo, Maxe's lover.

Director: Francis Bordeleau | Stars: Laurence Dauphinais, Benoît Langlais, Ludivine Reding

Audience Award - Best Quebecois Short Gold

32. Cauchemar capitonné (2016)

9 min | Short, Horror

It's just a chair. It won't kill us.

Director: Jean-Claude Leblanc | Stars: Maude St-Pierre, Sébastien Huberdeau, Michel Lapointe, Dominique Arganese

Votes: 24

Audience Award - Best Quebecois Short Silver

33. Bullshit (2016)

11 min | Short, Comedy

An awkward suitor battles a gauntlet of invasive technology in order to win the heart of a prudent woman his dating site calls his perfect statistical match.

Director: Marc Wiltshire | Stars: Gregory Perri, Shannon Hamm, Anthoula Katsimatides, Eddie Pepitone

Votes: 6

Audience Award - Best Quebecois Short Bronze

34. Killer Deal (I) (2016)

Short, Horror

A struggling machete salesman Nick Steel runs into trouble when his discount hotel room comes with an unwelcome guest.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Andrea Hunt, Oliver Morton, Reatha Grey

Votes: 15

Samsung Virtual Reality Award

35. For the Love of Spock (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series (1966).

Director: Adam Nimoy | Stars: Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Mayim Bialik, Chris Pine

Votes: 4,061

Audience Award - Best Documentary Feature

36. Kiki, Love to Love (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

Under Madrid's scorching summer sun, ordinary couples with real passion and the unquenchable desire to love and be loved, share the same irrepressible urge to investigate their own sexuality through five intertwined stories.

Director: Paco León | Stars: Natalia de Molina, Álex García, Jacobo Sánchez, Silvia Rey

Votes: 5,741 | Gross: $0.01M

Audience Award- Best European/North-South American Feature Bronze

37. Feuilles mortes (2016)

Action, Sci-Fi

L'intrigue se déroule dans un Québec rural en faillite. Les villages se sont refermés sur eux-mêmes, les fermiers défendent leurs terres à la pointe de leurs fusils et les routes sont ... See full summary »

Directors: Thierry Bouffard, Carnior, Edouard Tremblay | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Noémie O'Farrell, Audrey Rancourt-Lessard, Philippe Racine

Votes: 86

Barry Convex Award for Best Canadian Feature Audience Award - Best Canadian Feature Silver

38. Beware the Slenderman (2016)

TV-14 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website.

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky | Stars: Morgan Geyser, Anissa Weier, Angie Geyser, Bill Weier

Votes: 6,344

39. The Unseen (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Drama, Horror

A man who abandoned his family now risks everything to find his missing daughter, including exposing the secret that he is becoming invisible.

Director: Geoff Redknap | Stars: Aden Young, Camille Sullivan, Julia Sarah Stone, Ben Cotton

Votes: 1,028

World Premiere

40. London After Midnight (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Horror

The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Percy Williams

Votes: 1,192 | Gross: $0.52M

Fantasia Retro

41. The Dwelling (2016)

88 min | Horror

Four twentysomethings find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Maher | Stars: Colin Price, Alysa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Dennis Andres

Votes: 1,052

42. Yoga Hosers (2016)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

23 Metascore

Two teenage yoga enthusiasts must do battle with an evil presence that is threatening to rise from its underground lair and endanger their major party plans.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, Adam Brody

Votes: 12,709

43. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House

Votes: 116,491 | Gross: $5.20M

44. Rupture (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

35 Metascore

A single mom tries to break free from a mysterious organization that has abducted her.