The largest film festival in Montreal is picking up some serious steam.
Besides welcoming a wide array of guests from the film community, the Fantasia International Film Festival just unveiled their full film lineup for this summer’s festival.
From short films and animation to renowned actors visiting from across the globe, Fantasia has it all.
The festival is slated to open with the smash hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Summer of ’84, a gripping thriller in which a teenage conspiracy theorist suspects his police-officer neighbour is a serial killer.
#FantasiaFest 2018 Opening GalaWeekend event is proud to present to you RKSS’s acclaimed @sundancefest smash SUMMER OF ’84!!! Witness @RKSSFilms’s striking versatility as storytellers with this tense, gripping thriller set in the mid-80’s suburbia!🥛💀🏠 pic.twitter.com/zovcjv8ZXX
— Fantasia Festival (@FantasiaFest) July 1, 2018
The festival will include more than 150 films in a variety of screenings hosted at Concordia University during its two-week run.
For the majority of the films, it’s an opportunity for fans to check out a screening before the movie’s worldwide release.
- Tremble All You Want (2018) Directed by Akiko Ohku – Japan, 117 min
- Nightmare Cinema (2018) Directed by Mick Garris – USA, 119 min
- Our House (2018) Directed by Anthony Scott Burns – USA, 91 min
- Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Directed by Stephen Susco – USA, 93 min
- Da Hu Fa (2018) Directed by Busifan – China, 93 min
- The Brink (2018) Directed by Jonathan Li – China, 101 min
- Amiko (2018) Directed by Yoko Yamanaka – Japan, 66 min
- Montreal Dead End (2018) Directed by Collectif – Canada, 85 min
- Brother’s Nest (2018) Directed by Clayton Jacobson – Australia, 105 min
- The Witch in the Window (2018) Directed by Andy Mitton – USA, 80 min
- A Rough Draft (2018) Directed by Sergey Mokritskiy – Russia, 111 min
- 1987: When the Day Comes (2018) Directed by Jang Joon-hwan – South Korea, 129 min
- Fleuve Noir (2018) Directed by Erick Zonca – France, 113 min
The festival will close out its nighttime screening on August 1 with Mandy, a thriller starring Nicholas Cage before the film is released worldwide on September 14.
#NicolasCage-starring thriller Mandy (out Sept. 14) is the official closing night film of this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival in #Montreal. https://t.co/7MHnHsJAzY vía @feedswatch pic.twitter.com/awB3VrVez7
— TvCentralOne (@TvCentralOne) June 29, 2018
The festival welcomed over 100,000 film buffs to last year’s festival and is readying for even more impressive numbers this time around.
For the full program list visit the Fantasia International Film Festival website.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 7 and cost $11 per film, $100 for 10 films and $180 for 20 films.
When: July 12 – August 1
Time: Varies according to selected film
Where: Concordia University – 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Price: $11 – $180