With a final wave of programming, the 2019 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival has now released its full lineup, featuring over 130 incredible features from across the globe.

Fantasia International Film Festival
Montreal, Quebec – July 11 to August 1

In addition, the festival is also very proud to announce a record number of repertory titles, its esteemed 2019 jury, a horror film location bus tour through Montreal, and exciting, one-of-a-kind live events with producer Edward R. Pressman, “First Blood” director Ted Kotcheff, and iconic horror host Joe Bob Briggs.

Japanese horror icon ”Sadako” will open fantasia 2019!

Sadako

Twenty years ago, Fantasia celebrated the North American Premiere of Hideo Nakata’s “Ringu” and its sequel, which led to Dreamworks acquiring the franchise and is largely seen as having been the birth of J-Horror in the West. This Summer, the festival is proud to open its 23rd edition with the series’ latest sequel, “Sadako” (North American Premiere), which also marks the return of director Nakata to his beloved franchise. One of cinema’s scariest characters is back on the big screen, and you’d better prepare yourself in case she and her young acolyte decide to crawl out of it. “Sadako” cleverly respects all of the elements that made Koji Suzuki’s novels so successful, but brings in a host of new elements that will revive J-horror for an all-new generation of terrified moviegoers.

Let’s have a look at all the Asian Titles by Country:

CHINA

White Snake

Shadow by Zhang Yimou

She by Shengwei Zhou

White Snake by Amp Wong

CHINESE SHORTS

The Six by Chen Xi, An Xu

Spirit of the Drowning Girls by Runze Cao
Hosted by Director and Screenwriter Cao Runze

HONG KONG

The Boxer’s Omen by Kuei Chih-Hung

Full Contact by Ringo Lam

G Affairs by Lee Cheuk Pan
Hosted by Directors Lee Cheuk Pan and Actors Chan Hanna and Li Yam San

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy by Yuen Wo-Ping

Missbehavior by Pang Ho-Cheung

INDIA

Super Deluxe

Kinara by Kalp Sanghvi, Upamanyu Bhattacharyya

Super Deluxe by Kumararaja Thiagarajan

JAPAN

The Fable

21st Century Girl by U-ki Yamato, Yoko Yamanaka, Yuka Yasukawa, Hana Matsumoto, Momoko Fukuda, Kanae Higashi, Aimi Natsuto, Risa Takeuchi, Rin Shuto, Yukari Sakamoto, Ayaka Kato, Aya Igashi, Yuka Eda

Almost a Miracle by Yuya Ishii

And Your Bird Can Sing by Sho Miyake

Brave Father Online – Our Story of Final Fantasy XIV by Teruo Noguchi, Kiyoshi Yamamoto
Hosted by Director Kiyoshi Yamamoto

Cencoroll Connect by Atsuya Uki

Chiwawa by Ken Ninomiya

Dance With Me by Shinobu Yaguchi
Hosted by Director and Screenwriter Yaguchi Shinobu and Producer Kaneko Ryo

Dare To Stop Us by Kazuya Shiraishi

Day and Night by Michihito Fujii

The Fable by Kan Eguchi

Fly Me to the Saitama by Hideki Takeuchi

Garo – Under the Moonbow by Keita Amemiya
Hosted by Director Keita Amemiya

Gintama 2: Rules Are Made to Be Broken  by Yuichi Fukuda

Hard-Core by Nobuhiro Yamashita

Human Lost by Fuminori Kizaki

The Island of Cats by Mitsuaki Iwago

It Comes by Tetsuya Nakashima

Kingdom by Shinsuke Sato

The Legend of the Stardust Brothers by Makoto Tezuka
Hosted by Director Makoto Tezuka

Promare by Hiroyuki Imaishi

The Relative Worlds by Yuhei Sakuragi

Ride Your Wave by Masaaki Yuasa

Sadako by Hideo Nakata

Stare by Hirotaka Adachi

Tokyo Ghoul ‘S‘ by Takuya Kawasaki, Kazuhiko Hiramaki

Twilight by Yutaka Yamamoto

We Are Little Zombies by Makoto Nagahisa

The Wonderland by Keiichi Hara

JAPANESE SHORTS

Stories Floating on the Wind by Nao Yoshigai

Tempura by Ujicha

Shishigari by Kiyotaka Oshiyama
Hosted by Director et Screenwriter Kiyotaka Oshiyama

My Little Goat by Tomoki Misato

The Pear and the Fang by Nao Yoshigai

A Japanese Boy Who Draws by Masanao Kawajiri

The Girl from the Other Side by Yutaro Kubo, Satomi Maiya

Grand Bouquet by Nao Yoshigai

Hottamaru Days by Nao Yoshigai

The House Rattler by Shinobu Soejima

The Death Vendor by Jeon Jinkyu
Hosted by Director Jeon Jink-yu

Fluffiction by Imazu Yoshiki

UNK by Makoto Tezuka

KAZAKHSTAN

Night God

Night God by Adilkhan Yerzhanov

PHILIPPINES

Mystery of the Night

Mystery of the Night by Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr
Hosted by Director Adolfo Alix Jr. and Actors Solenn Heussaff and Benjamin Alve

Ode to Nothing by Dwein Ruedas Baltazar
Hosted by Producers Kritz Anthony Gazmen and Olivia Lamasan

SOUTH KOREA

The Wrath

Another Child by Kim Yoon-seok
Hosted by Producer Lee Dong-ha

The Death Vendor by Jeon Jinkyu
Hosted by Director Jeon Jink-yu

Door Lock by Lee Kwon

The Dude in Me by Kang Hyo-jin

Extreme Job  by Lee Byeong-heon

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil by Lee Won-tae

Hit-and-Run Squad by Jun-hee Han

House of Hummingbird by Kim Bora
Hosted by Director Kim Bora

Idol by Lee Su-jin

Maggie by Ok-seop Yi
Hosted by Director Yi Ok-seop Yi and Producer Koo Kyo-Hwan

Miss and Mrs. Cops by Jung Da-won

Money by Park Noo-ri

The Moon in the Hidden Woods by Takahiro Umehara

No Mercy by Lim Kyoung-tack
Hosted by Director Lim Kyoung-tack and Producer Han Man-taeg

The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale by Lee Min-jae

The Wrath by Yoo Young-seon

SOUTH KOREAN SHORTS

Another by Yeon Park
Hosted by Director and Screenwriter Park Yeon

Mira by Park Sae-mi

My Moon by Lee Eusong

Rainy Season by Kim Se-yoon
Hosted by Director Jung So-young

The First Class by Kim Myung-eun
Hosted by Director Kim Myung-eu

Balloon by Shin Hyun-woo

Barchestra by Han Seong-heun
Hosted by Director Han Seongheun

Clover by Lee Sol-hee

TAIWANESE SHORTS

Goldfish

Goldfish by Fish Wang

Tag Along by Pu-Yuan Cheng

THAI SHORT

Ratri

Ratri by Jeremy Rubier

The Full Programme can be found on the Official Website

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On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"