Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fantasia Fest 2010 brings a bounty of Japanese films to Montreal this summer

by Chris MaGee

I was out with a group of Toronto film blogger friends last night and one of the hot topics of conversation was the line-up for Montreal's Fantasia Fest. "Didn't Fantasia announce their line-up today?" was repeated a few times around the table. It turns out they did, but shortly thereafter their website crashed. That's how anxious folks in North America were to see what Fantasia Fest had in store for Montreal during its three week run, July 8th to 28th. The site is back up and running and Japanese film fans will instantly see that Fantasia (as usual) has a virtual cinematic horn of plenty of films to catch. There's no need to say anymore, just check out this list:

Air Doll, Alien vs. Ninja, Boys on the Run, Shonen Merikensakku, Crows Zero 2, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, Fish Story, Golden Slumber, Higanjima, Mai Mai Miracle, Mutant Girls Squad, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, Sawako Decides, Space Battleship Yamato: Resurrection, Summer Wars, Symbol

Wow! And add to that two special screenings of classic film - Ishiro Honda's 1959 scifi adventure "Battle In Outer Space" and Kaneto Shindo's 1968 horror classic "Kuroneko".

You can browse all the films that will be screening at Fantasia Fest 2010 by visiting their website here.

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