Fantasia’s full 2016 lineup of over 130 features has been revealed. Included therein are 19 World Premieres, 18 North American Premieres, and 47 Canadian Premieres! In addition, the festival will be showcasing over 300 shorts from across the globe.
For the grand finale of Fantasia’s 20th anniversary edition, the festival will present the Canadian Premiere of co-writer/director Fede Alvarez’s terrifying new film Don’t Breathe, which left audiences breathless during its ecstatic South by Southwest debut earlier this year. In Don’t Breathe,, a trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong. Screening will be hosted by Alvarez himself. Don’t Breathe, is produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert along with Alvarez.
Not content with just one closing film Fantasia has two. The second, hot off its premiere at Cannes, is the powerhouse Mel Gibson thriller Blood Father, directed by Jean-François Richet (Mesrine, Assault on Precinct 13). Blood Father’s impressive cast also features Erin Moriarty, Elisabeth Röhm, William H. Macy, Diego Luna, Dale Dickey, Thomas Mann, and Michael Parks.
In addition to these great picks the festival will also screen the likes of Light’s Out, Yoga Hosers and Kickboxer: Vengeance. We’ll be covering the event so keep your eyes on the site from the 14th July. You can see the full list of all 130+ films on the Fantasia website.
The Fantasia International Film Festival takes place in Montreal from July 14 through August 2, 2016, once again returning to the SGWU Alumni Auditorium at Concordia University.