This year, Fantasia will be dedicating an instalment to science fiction. Not the kind which can be summed up with flashy special effects and mere technical prowess but rather deep introspective and philosophical films. All four films shown this year share a common aim, to use familiar themes and settings in order to trigger a certain degree of contemplation from the audience. In various ways, these novel works epitomize the hopes and anxieties of today's society. They foresee a possible future where our endless quest for health, peace and immortality have forced us to turn a blind eye to cruelty and ultimately give up the very things that make us human. The road to redemption will not be an easy one but with a bit of luck we will reach the stars.
France 2008 | 93 min
English/french/spanish/italian/russian/turkish language, English subtitles
Usa 2009 | 93 min
France 2008 | 95 min
French language, English subtitles
Japan 2009 | 110 min
Japanese language, English subtitles