From the Press Release
Brazil’s Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, is proud to reveal the final lineup for their upcoming fourteenth edition, running from May 17th through June 3rd. In addition to its numerous film premieres, the celebrated genre festival also delighted to announce its special events and project selections for its inaugural production market, FantasMercado.
Eighteen additional Fantaspoa 2018 features are being announced today, which will screen alongside the 37 previously-announced feature films. Titles announced in our previous two waves include Vampire Clay (Sôichi Umezawa, Japan), The Endless (Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, U.S.), The Ranger (Jenn Wexler, U.S.), Ederlezi Rising (Lazar Bodroza, Serbia), Mohawk (Ted Geoghegan, U.S.), Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund, U.K./U.S.), and Les Garçons Sauvages (Bertrand Mandico, France).
The final round of fantastic features selected for Fantaspoa 2018 are:
27: El club de los malditos (Nicanor Loreti, Argentina) – Brazilian Premiere
All You Can Eat Buddha (Ian Lagarde, Canada/Cuba) – Brazilian Premiere
Black Hollow Cage (Sadrac González-Perellón, Spain) – Latin American Premeire
The Crescent (Seth A. Smith, Canada) – Latin American Premiere
Four Hands (Oliver Kienle, Germany) – Latin American Premiere
Framed (Marc Martínez Jordán, Spain) – Latin American Premiere
Funôhan (Kôji Shiraishi, Japan) – Latin American Premiere
Hagazussa (Lukas Feigelfeld, Germany/Austria) – Latin American Premiere
Hostile (Mathieu Turi, France) – Brazilian Premiere
Kyrsyä – Tuftland (Roope Olenius, Finland) – Latin American Premiere
The Laplace’s Demon (Giordano Giulivi, Italy) – Latin American Premiere
The Man with the Magic Box (Bodo Kox, Poland/Italy) – Latin American Premiere
One Cut of the Dead (Shin’ichirô Ueda, Japan) – Latin American Premiere
Prodigy (Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal, U.S.) – Brazillian Premiere
Rabbit (Luke Shanahan, Australia) – Latin American Premiere
Sanî/32 (Kazuya Shiraishi, Japan) – Latin American Premiere
Trauma (Lucio A. Rojas, Chile) – Brazillian Premiere
Trench 11 (Leo Scherman, Canada) – Latin American Premiere
In addition to its 100+ features and shorts, Fantaspoa 2018 will host nine masterclasses taught by – among others – Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, Mick Garris, William Lustig, Elina Löwensohn, Jenn Wexler, and Pedro Rivero.
Fantaspoa’s inaugural production market, FantasMercado, is proud to announce its selected projects, which showcase the best and brightest in upcoming Latin American genre talent. They are A Casa do Girassol Vermelho (Eder Santos, Brazil), Bestiario (Giovanni Longo, Chile), Corpo Seco (Rodrigo Aragão, Brazil), Cosa e Mandinga (Fabian Forte, Argentina), El Muglúr (Lucila Las Heras, Argentina), La Vuelta del Malón (Laura Casabé, Argentina), Marlon Brando, Whiskey, Zumbis e Outros Apocalipses (Paulo Biscaia Filho, Brazil), Memórias póstumas de Brás Cubas (Rodrigo John, Brazil), MÍA (Daniel Rodríguez Risco, Peru), Nebular (Iuri Minfroy, Brazil), Nocturna (Gonzalo Calzada, Argentina), O Braço (Ian Abé Santiago Maffioletti and Jhésus Tribuzi Lula, Brazil), Sangre Vurdalak (Santiago Fernandez Calvete, Argentina), Skull – A Máscara de Anhangá (Kapel Furman, Brazil), and Snatch My Eyes (Damian Rugna, Argentina).
The festival will kick off with an opulent Opening Night Party inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 masterpiece Eyes Wide Shut, complete with ornate masks. Its epic Closing Night Event will ferry partygoers out onto the Guaiba River, the breathtaking, massive waterway that bestows the “Port” on the beautiful city of Porto Alegre.
Image: Ted Geoghegan