The thriller "Red Rooms" will open the Fantasia Film Fest

The thriller “Red Rooms” will open the Fantasia Film Fest

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The Fantasia Film Festival opens 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.

When Fantasia unveiled its second wave of titles on Thursday, the festival also booked world premieres for Shigeyoshi Tsukahara’s anime adventure Kurayubaka; by Eva Strelnikova Stay online, a Ukrainian thriller shot against the backdrop of the current Russian invasion; and director Robert Cuffley Roma, which explores the horrors of artificial intelligence in a smart home and stars Alexa Barajas.

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There are also first looks for the Zach Clark romance The Becomers; By Quebec director Oliver Godin Irish Blue Notebook; AND The Primitives, a live-action, stop-motion monster film from directors Charles Band and Chris Endicott.

Fantasia has also unveiled an international premiere for Sympathy for the devil, starring Nicolas Cage and after reuniting director Yuval Adler with Joel Kinnaman The secrets we keep. RLJE Films previously acquired the North American rights to the psychological thriller that kicks off with a man (Kinnaman) forced at gunpoint to drive a mysterious passenger (Cage), only to find himself in a high stakes game of cat and mouse in which it becomes clear that all is not as it seems.

Fantasia is also giving an international premiere to sleepless after school, an adaptation of Makoto Ojiro’s popular manga directed by Chihiro Ikeda.

North America’s largest genre film festival has announced a slew of world premieres for its 27th edition, including that of Theresa Sutherland Lovely dark and deepwhat features Barbarian starring Georgina Campbell; by Victor Ginzburg Empire V; by Jared Moshe aporia, led by Judy Greer and Faithe Herman; AND Where the devil roams by directors Toby Poster, John Adams and Zelda Adams, also known as The Adams Family.

Other world bows already announced in Montreal include that of Xavier Gens Chaos!, with Nassim Lyes and Olivier Gourmet; by horror author Larry Fessenden Blackouts; by Nicholas Tomnay What would you like, with Nick Stahl playing a chef with a gambling problem and from the producers of The Florida Project; and that of Ryan Ward Daughter of the Sun.

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