July 14th, 2007 10:58:00
Today, Directors Lloyd Kaufman and Shusuke Kaneko
Death Note and Death Note : The Last Name, en présence du réalisateur Shusuke Kaneko Home Sick, présenté au Théâtre DB Clarke, à 17h15
Here are some films not to be missed today:
Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name. after the animes and the videogames come the films adapting Death Note, the delightful and diabolical manga thats spawned a cult following. At the helm, Shusuke Kaneko (the 90s Gamera films, and God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand), a familiar face at Fantasia and an exceptional talent in bringing resonant thought and substance to presumably lightweight fantasy cinema. A sharp, witty, carefully etched flight of imagination that doesnt hesitate to ask, with a sly grin, some challenging philosophical questions. Director Shusuke Kaneko will be here.
13 Beloved nasty, violent and darkly comic thriller from Thailand about a reality game show played out in daily life, where a contestant has to perform 13 different tasks that can be summarized as something like Fear Factor meets Salo. Its director, at 25, is the youngest working filmmaker in Thailand. A brutal social satire that is already slated for a US remake. Director Chookiat Sakweerakul will be here. North American Premiere
Deaden, Cult web journalist John Fallon (AKA The Arrow) scripted and stars in this outrageous homage to ultraviolent 80s crime films, shot all across the seediest streets of Montreal! How insane is it? Well, its opening moments freaked the hell out of Darren Bousman, director of the last two SAW films! osted by Actor/Writer/Producer John Fallon and Director Christian Viel. North American Premiere
Isabella, Pang is currently one of Hong Kongs most creative and distinctive directors. Isabella is his stylish and moody story about a corrupt cop and a young woman who claims to be his long-lost daughter, played by promising new actress Isabella Leong (The Mummy 3) on the eve of Macaus return to China. Winner of numerous awards and the first-ever HK film ever to win an international award for musical score.
Mulberry Street, extraordinary Post 911 Romero-esque horror film about New York city imploding under attack by its own citizens, who have been turned into animalistic savages via a new strain of rat-borne disease. Made waves at Stockholm, Tribeca and SXSW. One of the most poignant horror films in years. Director Jim Mickel will be here. Canadian Premiere
Mulberry Street, director Jim Mickel will be here.
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Lloyd Kaufmans latest Troma film depicts the insane happenings that ensure when a fried chicken chain decides to build an outlet over an ancient Indian burial ground. Can you say zombie chicken monsters? Can you say zombie chicken monsters and jaw-dropping sex and gore gags? Can you say zombie chicken
you get the point! Director Lloyd Kaufman will be here. Canadian Premiere
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, director Lloyd Kaufman will be here