July 14th, 2006 11:03:00
Short Films Make a Noticeable Entrance
Storm, gagnant du prix du public au Stockholm Film Festival en 2005 Wilderness, présence du scénariste et réalisateur Michael J. Bassett
Time goes by very fast, there has already been one week since the first day of Fantasia Film Festival. For the beginning of this second week, Fantasia has planned for you Canadian premieres, special guests, movie in the park, and a wide selection of short films that will take your breath away.
For the first time in Fantasia history, we will have movie screenings outside, thanks to collaborators, such as the City of Montreal, the SAT, Belle-Gueule and Concept Audio Visuel. It will be on Saint-Laurent boulevard, between Sainte-Catherine and René-Levesque boulevard, in the Parc de la Paix, that you will be able to see one of the most acclaimed movies of the 2005 edition of Fantasia, Kamikaze Girls. The show will start around 9h tonight and in case of rain, it will be cancelled. So, bring your chairs!
The short films begin today. The organizers have prepared a very tasty mix. Square Jaw Theater has assembled the most recent short films relating to super heroes: two hours of edge-of-the-seat, testosterone, villains and macho business, to satisfy the fans seeking justice. On the other hand, at 17h at the Hall building, the 2006 edition of Small Gauge Trauma will take place, a melting pot of all the most daring shorts from last year.
It is a night of premieres. It is Japan that will start the night with Gods Left Hand, Devils Right Hand, as a North American premiere. It is the same case for Shinobi and Meatball Machine, that will both be presented for the first time on Canadian soil. The Swedish film, Storm, winner of the Audience Award at Stockholm Film Festival in 2005, will also be showed as a North American premiere at 19h40 at J.A. De Sève.
On top of this fun filled day, Fantasia and the British Council will show the very much awaited Wilderness as a North American premiere and has even invited writer, director Michael J. Bassett to join the festivities. He will gladly answer any questions once the movie is finished.
Eric S. Boisvert
Shinobi, presented for the first time on Canadian