Hey Montreal! Win Tickets To See Zulawski's Sexy SZAMANKA At Fantasia 2013!

Peter Martin, Managing Editor

The great Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the fine folks at Fantasia International Film Festival. And you, dear Montreal resident and/or visitor, may enjoy the privilege of watching the man receive his award, and then see his erotic horror masterpiece Szamanka, a rare opportunity to see the film in 35mm. And then an onstage interview will be conducted by Daniel Bird, followed by a Q&A with the audience. And then you will emerge a new, twisted person...

First, a few words about Mr. Zulawski, borrowed from the festival notes:

A gifted and enormously unconventional talent, Zulawski has created some of the most breathtakingly unique films you will ever see. Feverishly cinematic and often controversial works (the filmmaker left Poland for years when his second feature, DIABEL, was banned outright by authorities), Zulawski's filmography explodes with dizzyingly evocative imagery, primal, animalistic performances and raw sexuality and emotion. His work pulverizes societal norms with surrealism, grotesquerie and, above all else, honesty, buzzing ferociously with poetry and an eccentric sense of humour. He has remained pure throughout his career, never compromising for the sake of mainstream appeal. We invite you to join us in celebrating the astonishing work of Andrzej Zulawski, one-of-a-kind genius of cinema.

We have twenty (20) double-passes to give to you, courtesy of Fantasia. All you need to do is send me an email at peter@twitchfilm.net with "I love Zulawski" in the subject line and your name included. We'll select twenty (20) people at random; the screening is TOMORROW NIGHT (Thursday, July 25) at the Imperial Theatre, at 10:00 p.m., and you will need to arrive early in order to gain admittance. Further information will be provided to those chosen 20.

So rush to your email-sending devices and be quick about it! This will be a special night and you don't want to miss out. Read more about the film and the screening here.

Update: To tease you further, we've added a trailer for the film, prepared by The Cinefamily in Los Angeles, for a screening they had back in March. But don't be confused! The Fantasia award presentation and screening is still Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 p.m.

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