Fantasia 2014: Twitch Wraps It Up With Our Reviews And Top Picks
It was a banner year, the 18th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival. Yes, the festival is old enough to drink alcohol now in La Belle Province, and over the three weeks of cinema -- both cutting edge and delightfully retro, a vibrant development marketplace, several book launches, all night karaoke sessions and other assorted movie mayhem -- many a film was watched, many a conversation had, copious amounts of poutine and duck confit were devoured, and untold pints of Cheval Blanc were quaffed.
While Fantasia is not quite the full on Spring Breakers Bacchanalia of Fantastic Fest, it is the friendliest high-energy film festival of its size. Nearly every night of the massive 22 day marathon stretches well into the daylight hours of the next morning. These all-night social gatherings see programmers, guests, volunteers, film-fans and other hangers-on congregate on the patio of the Irish Embassy only to later disperse in smaller groups to after-hours clubs, in search of high caloric food or other assorted activities to celebrate those hot summer nights in Montreal.
In terms of festival content, we have got it all broken down for you in our wrap-up below with links to our previews, reviews, and interviews and some of our thoughts on the festival's offerings from all of those who attended.
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM ZERO Has an Identity Crisis by Kurt Halfyard
ZOMBEAVERS is Dam Excellent by Jason Gorber
Iguchi's LIVE is Silly, Sordid, and Satisfying by Jason Gorber
THE RUN Strikes familiar chords with fists and knees by Andrew Mack
I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS Cuts Away Comedy Conventions by Andrew Mack
THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG is Fruitful, but Melancholy by Kurt Halfyard
Can You Escape From THE DEVIL'S MILE? by Andrew Mack
In THE MIDNIGHT SWIM, Still Waters Run Deep by Kurt Halfyard
Indonesian Action Flick GUARDIAN Frustrates by Andrew Mack
There is Plenty To Admire about CYBERNATURAL by Jason Gorber
THE ONE I LOVE Offers Smart Couples Therapy with Big Laughs by Kurt Halfyard
THE HARVEST is a Coming-of-Age Tale of Wicked Proportions by Kurt Halfyard
In THE DROWNSMAN, Super-Soaker Terror Gets Silly by Andrew Mack
TIME LAPSE is A Sharply Written Indie Science Fiction Picture by Kurt Halfyard
THE HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT A WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED by Kurt Halfyard
Interviews and Features:
Impressions from The Frontieres Pitch Sessions by Andrew Mack
Impressions from the Works In Progress Panel by Andrew Mack
Iguchi Noboru talks LIVE and more... by Jason Gorber
TIME LAPSE Interview: Talking Truth, Photography and Time Travel with BP Cooper and Bradley King by Kurt Halfyard
Browse the gallery below for individual impressions of Fantasia. Discoveries, Best Film, favourite moments, and more...
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