In celebration of the Fantasia International Film Festival’s 25th edition this past summer, the festival is proud to announce a special screening series revisiting the most vital highlights from across the festival’s history. Representing the wide spectrum of genres that Fantasia showcases, this retrospective series brings back the unforgettable experiences and award-winning, even paradigm-shifting cinematic moments that the festival is revered for. The series hits the silver screen in two waves, the first in the month of October, the second in December. All screenings take place at the historic Cinéma Impérial (1430 de Bleury), where the festival was born in 1996. Best of all, as a gift to Montrealers, admission is free of charge for all screenings. Presented with the support of the City of Montreal.
October 22 - 6:45pm
Celestial castles and bouncy battles, lasers and rainbows, Good and Evil battle it out in this Tsui Hark masterpiece.
October 22 - 9:40pm
Godzilla tackles post-war pollution in this psychedelic episode from the Shôwa-era series!
October 23 - 7pm
Merging auteurism and gripping suspense, this award-winner follows two men caught up in the gears of organized crime in the Korean countryside.
October 23 - 9:45pm
A landmark in Spanish horror cinema. The scariest found-footage film in history and the most intense zombie nightmare you’ll ever experience.
October 24 - 6:45pm
This psychedelic, animated milkshake of twisted mysticism and streetwise thrills is possibly the most laureled film in Fantasia’s history.
October 24 - 9:45pm
The Swedish masterpiece, widely hailed as the greatest vampire film of the past quarter-century, returns to chill the big screen.
October 26 - 7:30pm
Special advance screening of three-time Fantasia alumni Edgar Wright’s latest creation, fresh off its premieres at Venice, TIFF and BFI London.