The Sitges Festival already has everything ready to offer a good dose of cinema and some scares to the spectators. The competition, which will be held from October 6 to 16, redoubles its commitment to the national and international fantasy genre with titles such as Like bestas, Piggy, After Yang oh Resurrection, as its director, Ángel Sala, explained this morning. In addition, in this 55th edition, the competition will reward Edgar Wright and Nel Marshall.
Rodrigo Sorogoyen passed by Sitges last year to present his chapter of Stories not to sleep. In this edition, he will return with The beastsa critically acclaimed film after its time at the Cannes Film Festival, which chronicles the tensions of coexistence in a remote Galician village. little pigby Carlota Martínez Pereda, is a drama about bullying children, which was in Sudance where nothing went unnoticed.
Another of the national film bets for this new edition of Sitges is Irati, by Paul Urkijo Alijo. The film moves to medieval Euskadi to enter a forest full of dangers and mysteries. Raúl Cerezo and Fernando González Gómez were also at the Melià de Sitges last year to present their first film, The passenger. Now they return to the contest with olda disturbing story that takes place during a heat wave.
Sandra González-Perellón will bring to the contest the story of an orphan convinced that she has superpowers and that she can avenge the death of her mother by amazing eliza. And Luis Tinoco will present a woman whose knowledge can enlighten the world, but who must also solve her family problems by The paradox of Antares.
The competition will program another historical horror film, in this case set in Macedonia in the 19th century, You won’t be alone, by Goran Stolevski, was loved in Sudance and is already considered one of the best Australian films. Additionally, it features Noomi Rapace as the protagonist, who won last year’s award for female performance in Sitges.
And Corin Farell is the star of After that, from Kogonada, where he plays a man trying to save a robot. The film was also in the official Cannes section. Very good reviews have rained on the psychological thriller Resurrection, the latest from Andrew Semans. the same as for Something in the dirt, by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, a film about paranormal phenomena in a building in Los Angeles.
From Belgium comes the futuristic Vespersby Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper, and the British proposal, Enys men (Mark Jenkin), transfers terror to a mysterious island. Also terrifying are the relationships between a Dutch family and a Danish family on a holiday that should have been idyllic in Spack after evilpartly daned Christian Tafdrup.
It is not possible to program fantastic cinema without counting on the Asians. Sitges therefore included some of the most notable titles of the year, such as the South Korean Declaration of emergency (Han Jae-rim), the Japanese Mole Song Finale (Takashi Miike) and the Taiwanese Demigod: The Legend Begins among other eastern gems.
Additionally, this year the competition will award the Nosferatu Prize to French actress Brigitte Lahaie and award the SGAE New Authorship Awards to promote the work of new filmmakers. The jury for this award is made up of Cesc Gay, Marta Grau and Alfonso Vilallonga.