Fantasia film fest fills out Canadian lineup for 18th edition

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The Fantasia Film Festival has filled out the lineup for its upcoming 18th edition, and included key world premieres for Canadian films.

There’s a world bow for Simon Boisvert’s Filmmaking Boisvert Style, which sees the cult director of Venus de Milo turn the camera on himself to explain his idiosyncratic auteur style.

The Montreal genre festival also booked a world premiere for Black Mountain Side, Nick Szostakiwskyj’s feature debut about scientists in Canada’s remote wilderness uncovering an ancient stone structure and unleashing an inexplicable evil.

Other world bows include DYS, Maude Michaud’s feature about a couple holed up in their condo as their marriage disintegrates and a virus sweeps through society outside, and Ejecta, an alien-themed horror film by directors Chad Archibald and Matt Wiele, and starring Julian Richings.

Also Montreal-bound are Canadian films to receive Quebec premieres, including Kung Fu Elliot, by directors Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau, Craig Goodwill’s Patch Town, and Lowell Dean’s WolfCop. In addition,  Patricia Chica’s 12 minute short Serpent’s Lullaby will also have its Canadian premiere at the festival.

Fantasia will also feature the latest genre films by international directors Abel Ferrara, Terry Gilliam, Jang Joon-hwan, Gregg Araki, Richard Linklater, Eli Roth and Steffen Haars.

The Fantasia Film Festival is set to run from July 17 to August 6.

Story updated at 4:00 p.m. on July 11 

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