Fantasia en fête

Following the first wave of our 25th-anniversary screening series this past October, Fantasia is proud to announce the concluding lineup for our December wave, with twice as many films, once again presenting select 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. Included are works from Satoshi Kon, RKSS, Takashi Miike, Marina de Van, Hideo Nakata, Anders Thomas Jensen, Chang Cheh, Sion Sono, and Stuart Gordon. Also, bring your family to the restored version of the classic LE MARTIEN DE NOËL, a crazy holiday comedy from 1971 directed by Bernard Gosselin and starring Marcel Sabourin.

In light of the Imperial Cinema’s temporary closure, all screenings will take place at Concordia’s J.A. de Sève cinema (1400 de, Maisonneuve Blvd W), one of Fantasia’s staple venues since 2003. Best of all, as a gift to Montrealers, admission is free of charge for all screenings.

Please note registration via Eventbrite is required to attend the event (a link to register can be found on each film's page). We will need to scan your Eventbrite QR code (on a mobile device or on paper) at the theatre entrance, so make sure not to lose it! We will also require proof of vaccination (VaxiCode) and a valid government-issued ID. Please arrive in advance.

Presented with the support of the City of Montreal.

Happy holidays!

Friday Dec 10 - 7:30 pm

Fudoh: The New Generation

A yakuza thriller like no other, the transgressive action freakazoid of filmmaking that introduced Takashi Miike to Fantasia returns in a new 4K scan.

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Saturday Dec 11 - 4:30 pm


A videotape transmits a curse that kills in seven days, in this instant classic that influenced world horror cinema for over a decade.

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Saturday Dec 11 - 7:00 pm

Turbo Kid

A supercharged homage to the post-apocalyptic works of the ‘80s, from the gifted trio of Québécois filmmakers, RKSS.

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Sunday Dec 12 - 2:00 pm

Millennium Actress

The 4K restoration of the masterwork from the late anime visionary Satoshi Kon, strikingly beautiful, formally inventive, and emotionally rich.

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Sunday Dec 12 - 4:00 pm

Ghost World

Teen angst intersects with middle-aged alienation in this miracle of an outsider comedy that never ceases to surprise and entertain.

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Sunday Dec 12 - 6:45 pm

Han Gong-ju

Winning praise from Martin Scorsese, HAN GONG-JU verges on perfection. It’s impossible to remain unmoved by this drama, as relevant as it is powerful.

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Friday Dec 17 - 7:30 pm

Dans ma peau

Marina de Van scripts, directs and stars in this unforgettable body-horror drama, one of the boldest and most powerful French genre works of all time. Archival 35mm print.

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Saturday Dec 18 - 2:00 pm

Five Venoms

One of pop culture’s most infamous and iconic cult kung-fu films, directed by Chang Cheh, a master of the golden age of martial-arts cinema.

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Saturday Dec 18 - 4:15 pm

Adam's Apples

An eccentric black comedy that takes endlessly surprising risks, this masterpiece from Anders Thomas Jensen stars Ulrich Thomsen and Mads Mikkelsen.

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Saturday Dec 18 - 7:00 pm


Death is just the beginning in this beloved ’80s horror/comedy splatter classic based loosely on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Rare 35mm print.

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Sunday Dec 19 - 2:00 pm

Le Martien de Noël

A colourful shipwrecked Martian becomes friends with two young Quebecers. See this crazy holiday comedy with the whole family in its restored version.

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Sunday Dec 19 - 4:15 pm

Sell Out!

A unique and oft requested cult classic from Malaysia, taking aim at corporate and media culture by way of an inimitable musical comedy!

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Sunday Dec 19 - 6:45 pm

Love And Peace

This whimsical musical featuring talking toys, an endearing kaiju and a J-pop star could become a Christmas classic!

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