Nicolas Cage ready for the Lifetime Achievement Tribute at the Fantasia Film Festival

Nicolas Cage ready for the Lifetime Achievement Tribute at the Fantasia Film Festival

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Nicolas Cage will receive a Lifetime Achievement Tribute Award at the 2023 Fantasia Film Festival, organizers announced on Thursday.

Fantasia previously had an international premiere for Sympathy for the devil, starring Cage and reuniting director Yuval Adler with Joel Kinnaman afterward The secrets we keep. As part of that screening, North America’s largest genre festival will honor Cage in Montreal with this year’s Cheval Noir Lifetime Achievement Award after a four-decade run in Hollywood, including his film credits Leaving Las Vegas, Raising the Dead, Con Air, Face/Off AND Wild Heart.

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Fantasia will also close its 27th edition with We are zombies, by Canadian cult film collective RKSS, led by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell. The film stars Megan Peta Hill, Alexandre Nachi and Derek Johns.

Fantasia, in its latest lineup announcements, has also booked world premieres for director Mark H. Rapaport’s comedy of hardship Hippopotamus, Lim Sun-ae Lady Apocalypse and John Rosman New lifeabout a mysterious woman (Hayley Erin) who runs away and a fixer, played by Sonya Walger, who is assigned to bring her in.

There are also first looks in Montreal for Mary Dauterman’s feature debut Booger, austin jennings’ Eight eyes AND The moon, the sky and you, a debut film about high school lovers who fight against an organization of hitmen by director Hei Yau Lin.

The Fantasia Film Festival previously announced that it will open its 27th edition with Pascal Plante red rooms, a French-language thriller about a woman’s obsession with a high-profile serial killer case. The genre photo, which reads Maxwell McCabe-Lokos and Juliette Gariépy, will have a North American premiere in Montreal after bowing in competition at Karlovy Vary.

The Fantasia festival will take place from July 20 to August 9 in Montreal.