Genre Fest Fantasia To Inaugurate With Québécois Zombie Comedy ‘Brain Freeze’; Organizers Prepping For Digital & Bodily Events

Canada’s Fantasia Global Movie Festival will return August 5 – August 25 in 2021, with a virtual match being deliberate again this year as pandemic challenges proceed.

On the opposite hand, organizers mentioned at the present time they’re persevering with to coach advice from local effectively being authorities with the most likely for including loads of physical events to the lineup, which to this level entails screenings and premieres, panels and workshops, all in a digital structure.

The fest additionally announced at the present time it will initiate with the field premiere of Québécois genre characteristic Brain Freeze, directed by Julien Knafo. The movie became first pitched at Frontières, the genre co-manufacturing market skedaddle with Fantasia. It’s a zombie comedy that tells the narrative of an environmental catastrophe that ends in a fleet-spreading virus ravaging a effectively off gated community off the island of Montreal. The movie largely shot pre-lockdown and became ready to salvage completed final summer. Following its Fantasia premiere, it will be theatrically released in Canada on August 13 by strategy of Filmoption Global.

Pic is produced by Barbara Shrier and stars Roy Dupuis, one of Quebec’s leading actors, and Iani Bédard, Marianne Fortier, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Mylène Mackay, Simon-Oliver Fecteau, Stéphane Crête, Mahée Paiment, Louis-Georges Girard, Claudia Ferri, and Jean-Pierre Bergeron.

Fantasia will again skedaddle digital events using a platform created by Festival Scope and Shift72, and screenings will be geolocked to Canada. Ultimate summer’s virtual edition attracted 85,000 spectators, in line with the fest.

Right here’s the poster for the festival’s 25th anniversary edition:

Fantasia poster

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