FANTASIA IN CELEBRATION
A FREE ANNIVERSARY SCREENING SERIES AT CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL!
In celebration of the Fantasia International Film Festival’s 25th edition this past summer, the renowned Montreal event is proud to announce Fantasia en fête, a special screening series revisiting the most vital highlights from across the festival’s history. Representing the wide spectrum of genres that Fantasia showcases, this retrospective series brings back the unforgettable experiences and award-winning, even paradigm-shifting cinematic moments that the festival is revered for. The series will hit the silver screen in two waves, the first to happen later this month, the second in December. All screenings will take place at the historic Cinéma Impérial, where the festival was born in 1996. Best of all, as a gift to Montrealers, admission will be free of charge for all screenings. Presented with the support of the City of Montreal.
The October wave of the series concludes with a special advance screening of LAST NIGHT IN SOHO, the latest creation from three-time Fantasia alumni Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, THE WORLD’S END), starring Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, and Terence Stamp.
Friday, Oct 22 at 6:45 pm
Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain (1983, Hong Kong, dir.: Tsui Hark) Celestial castles and bouncy battles, lasers and rainbows, Good and Evil battle it out in this Tsui Hark masterpiece.
Friday, Oct 22 at 9:40 pm
Godzilla Vs. Hedorah (1971, Japan, dir.: Yoshimitsu Banno) Godzilla tackles post-war pollution in this psychedelic episode from the Shôwa-era series!
Saturday, Oct 23 at 7:00 pm
Voice of Silence (2020, South Korea, dir.: Hong Eui-jeong) Merging auteurism and gripping suspense, this award-winner follows two men caught up in the gears of organized crime in the Korean countryside.
Saturday, Oct 23 at 9:45 pm
[REC] (Spain, 2007, dir: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza) A landmark in Spanish horror cinema. The scariest found-footage film in history and the most intense zombie nightmare you’ll ever experience.
Sunday, Oct 24 at 6:45 pm
Mind Game (2004, Japan, dir.: Masaaki Yuasa) This psychedelic, animated milkshake of twisted mysticism and streetwise thrills is possibly the most laureled film in Fantasia’s history.
Sunday, Oct 24 at 9:45 pm
Let the Right One In (Sweden, 2008, dir.: Tomas Alfredson) The Swedish masterpiece, widely hailed as the greatest vampire film of the past quarter-century, returns to chill the big screen.
Tuesday, Oct 26 at 7:30 pm
Last Night in Soho (2021, U.K., dir.: Edgar Wright)
Special advance screening of three-time Fantasia alumni Edgar Wright’s latest creation, fresh off its premieres at Venice, TIFF and BFI London.
Please consult the festival’s site for more details about the films being shown.
The December lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.