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Sunday, August 1, 2021

TwoOhSix Picks - 2021 Fantasia International Film Festival


The Fantasia International Film Festival is back! This is seriously one of my favorite film festivals of the year and once again, it is jam packed with a lineup of genre films with both virtual and in person screenings from August 5th through August 25th. I had a hard time narrowing down this incredible list of films so I went with 25 "TwoOhSix Picks" this year.


Office Royale directed by Kazuaki Seki

Whatever you're looking for, Fantasia has it for you. Horror. comedy, action, science fiction, drama, fantasy, musicals, and some movies that combine some or all of those genres.  Full list of films on the official Fantasia website with descriptions, trailers, and credits. You can also create your own list of favorites and purchase tickets on their website. Keep in mind, some films may be geo locked to specific locations.

  • All the Moons
  • Baby Money
  • Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes
  • Caution, Hazardous Wife: The Movie
  • Collectors
  • Don't Say Its Name
  • Dreams on Fire
  • Follow the Light
  • Hellbender
  • It's a Summer Film
  • Kakegurui
  • Kakegurui 2: Ultimate Russian Roulette
  • Love, Life, and Goldfish
  • Midnight
  • Midnight in a Perfect World
  • Office Royale
  • The Sadness
  • Seobok
  • Tiong Bahru Social Club
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • Under the Open Sky
  • Voice of Silence
  • We're All Going to the World's Fair
  • Wonderful Paradise
  • Yakuza Princess

Wonderful Paradise directed Masashi Yamamoto


A couple other things to not about this year's festival is the August 4th special event screening of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and the festival will go out with a bang on August 25th with the closing film, Takashi Miike’s hotly-anticipated The Great Yokai War - Guardians. I'll be posting reviews throughout the festival and I may also be doing a few interviews for my podcast so stay tuned. To keep track of all my reviews and festival coverage please go to: TwoOhSix at Fantasia 2021.



About the Fantasia International Film Festival:
Located in the heart of beautiful Montreal, Fantasia is a cultural and professional destination point, and since its first edition, the festival’s ever-growing popularity has attracted the attention of the international film industry alongside a legion of attendees from across the world. Every facet of the filmmaking chain is increasingly represented with in-person delegates at the festival: directors, actors, producers, studio representatives, distributors and festival programmers, who get to experience the legendarily enthusiastic, taste-making audience of Fantasia.


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