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The Best and Worst of the Montreal Fantasia Film Festival 2011

by Justine Smith
The Best and Worst of the Montreal Fantasia Film Festival 2011 by Justine Smith
Currently celebrating it’s fifteenth year, Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival celebrates the best of genre and Asian cinema. Running over 3 weeks long, showcasing over 100 feature length films and a large amount of world premieres, it is the go to North American festival for fans of gore, sex and weird. The festival kicks off Thursday July 14th with a screening of Kevin Smith’s new film, Red State. This list will include all films I’ve seen that are screened at the festival, the good, the bad and the ugly. Once I have more than a couple of films, I will differentiate the ones worth watching and not. They will be ranked in order of… Read more

Currently celebrating it’s fifteenth year, Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival celebrates the best of genre and Asian cinema. Running over 3 weeks long, showcasing over 100 feature length films and a large amount of world premieres, it is the go to North American festival for fans of gore, sex and weird.

The festival kicks off Thursday July 14th with a screening of Kevin Smith’s new film, Red State.

This list will include all films I’ve seen that are screened at the festival, the good, the bad and the ugly. Once I have more than a couple of films, I will differentiate the ones worth watching and not. They will be ranked in order of preference.

Due to the nature of this festival, many of the films will not be in the MUBI database. I will post a complete list below. Films with a STAR are not in the database.

1. The Wicker Man
2. Wake in Fright
3. The Wicker Tree
4. The Woman
5. Bellflower
6. 13 Assassins
7. Absentia
8. Attack the Block
9. Battle Royale
10. The Legend of Beaver Dam
11. Night Fishing
12. A Lonely Place to Die
13. The Innkeepers
14. Underwater Love
15. The Corridor
16. Retreat
17. Beyond the Black Rainbow
18. Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
19. Red State (Kevin Smith)
20. Kidnapped
21. Another Earth
22. Foxy Festival
23. Love & Loathing & Lulu & Ayana
24. One Hundred Years of Evil
25. Cold Fish
26. Stake Land
27. Love (William Eubank, 2011)
28. Wasted on the Young

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