July 20th, 2007 12:11:00
Today, Directors Yves Montmayeur, Jeremy Kasten and creators Chris Stapp and Matt Heath will be here
City Of Violence, présenté au Théâtre Hall, à 19h15 Hong Kong Film Noir/Milkyway Image, La ciné-Factory de Johnnie To
Here are some films not to be missed today:
The Films Of Yves Montmayeur, Fantasia will be screening a series of intimate, often on-set profiles of Asian filmmakers by acclaimed Parisian filmmaker Yves Montmayeur, who will be in Montreal for the shows. Titles screened will be: Electric Yakuza, Go to Hell! (Takashi Miike), In The Mood for Doyle (cinematographer Chris Doyle), Ghibli et le mystère Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki), Les Enragés du Cinéma coréen and the World Premiere of Montmayeurs latest, Hong Kong Film Noir. Director Yves Montmayeur will be here.
The City of Violence, maverick young Korean filmmaker Ryoo Seung-wan landed his first Fantasia punch in 2001 with the gritty, auspicious DIE BAD, and followed that up with the one-two attack of Arahan and Crying Fist in 2005, the former a fantastic action-comedy, the latter a raw, emotionally forceful drama. With The City Of Violennce, Ryoo has saddled himself with a new and deceptively simple challenge: to make what may be the definitive contemporary Asian action-drama, and make it lean, mean and damn good-looking. Montreal premiere
Zoo, the most scandalous film at Sundance 2007 (also won their top doco award) and Hot Docs 2007, about men who love horses in a very literal way. Stylish and very Lynchian, with a tone reminiscent of Errol Morris at his prime.
The Devil Dared Me To, this super fun stunts gone horribly wrong splatter comedy from New Zealand, set in the world of daredevils and stunt men, blew audiences away at this years South By Southwest fest. It is the feature debut from Chris Stapp and Matt Heath, creators and stars of Back Of The Y Masterpiece Television (somewhat like the Trey Parker and Matt Stone of NZ). Imagine Jackass meets Goodbye Pork Pie. As explosive and vulgar as it is charming and sweet. Creators Chris Stapp and Matt Heath will be here for the Canadian Premiere
The Wizard of Gore, Brad Dourif, Bijou Phillips, Jeffrey Combs and a squadron of Suicide Girls star in this blood-soaked update of the 60s HG Lewis cult classic. Director Jeremy Kasten and producer Dan Griffiths will be here for the Canadian Premiere
The Wizard of Gore, en présence du réalisateur Jeremy Kasten