Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival Unveils Exciting Second Wave of Titles

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has recently revealed the highly anticipated second wave of titles for this year’s edition, promising an array of thrilling and captivating films for movie enthusiasts. The festival, now in its 28th year, is set to take place from July 18 to August 4, with more exciting titles to be announced on July 3.

One of the most anticipated premieres is the world debut of Ant Timpson’s “Bookworm,” featuring renowned actor Elijah Wood in the lead role. The film follows the story of Mildred, an eleven-year-old bookworm on a quest to capture proof of a mythological beast known as The Canterbury Panther. When Mildred’s estranged father, played by Wood, enters the picture, the duo embarks on a series of unexpected adventures, testing their bond in the process.

In addition to “Bookworm,” the festival lineup includes other world premieres such as “The Beast Within,” starring Kit Harington, and “Mononoke the Movie: The Phantom in the Rain.” Director Kenji Nakamura is set to revive the thrills of the original anime in this exciting new film.

Furthermore, the festival will honor filmmaker Vincenzo Natali with the Canadian Trailblazer Award for his groundbreaking work in the industry, particularly his cult favorite film “Cube.” The full list of films announced in the second wave of titles includes a diverse range of genres and styles, promising something for every film enthusiast.

From action-packed thrillers to thought-provoking dramas, the Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to deliver a cinematic experience like no other. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements as the festival approaches.