Montreal's Fantasia Int'l Film Festival to Screen Pigtails, Momotaro Anime; Terraformars, The Top Secret Live-Action Films
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the 20th annual Fantasia International Film Festival has revealed the festival's lineup. This year's festival will be held from July 14-August 3. The festival is screening the world premiere of Keishi Otomo's The Top Secret: Murder in Mind live-action film, which adapts Reiko Shimizu's Himitsu - Top Secret psychological science-fiction manga. The film opens in Japan on August 6.
Films screening at this year's festival include:
- Mitsuyo Seo's Momotaro, Sacred Sailors anime film (Canadian premiere)
- Yoshimi Itazu's Pigtails anime film (Canadian premiere)
- Takashi Nakamura and Michael Arias' Harmony anime film
- Norihiro Koizumi's Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku and Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku live-action films (North American premiere)
- Takashi Miike's As the Gods Will (Kami-sama no Iu Toori) live-action film
- Eiichiro Hasumi's Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Sotsugyō-hen) live-action film (North American premiere)
- Shunsuke Sato's Library Wars: The Last Mission (Canadian premiere)
- Takashi Yamazaki's Parasyte live-action films Parts 1 & 2
- Takashi Miike's Terraformars live-action film (North American premiere)
- Kiyotaka Taguchi's Ultraman X the Movie live-action film (international premiere)
- Yuichi Fukuda's Hentai Kamen 2: The Abnormal Crisis live-action film (Canadian premiere)
- Hitoshi Ohne's Bakuman live-action film (Canadian premiere)
- Keishi Otomo's The Top Secret: Murder in Mind live-action film (world premiere)
Other Japanese films include Shunji Iwai's A Bride for Rip Van Winkle, Hideo Sakaki's Kiyamachi Daruma, Eiji Uchida's Lowlife Love, Kankuro Kudo's Too Young to Die!, Yoji Yamada's What a Wonderful Family!, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Creepy, Akira Nagai's If Cats Disappeared from the World, Yoshihiro Nakamura's The Inerasable, Minoru Kawasaki's Kaijyu Mono.
Last year Keiichi Hara's Miss Hokusai film won the Sequences Award for best Asian feature film, the Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature film, and the Gold Audience Award for best animated feature film. Shunji Iwai's The Case of Hana & Alice (Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken) received the Bronze Audience Award for best animated feature film.