25th Edition of the Fantasia Film Festival to Kick Off with World Premiere of Zombie Comedy 'Brain Freeze'!
Our brains just froze from excitement...
...The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 25th edition as a virtual event accessible to audiences across Canada once again this year, and today, they have released the fest's 25th edition poster illustrated by Donald Caron (see below), and have also announced that the fest will open with the world premiere of Québécois zombie-comedy Brain Freeze!
In Brain Freeze, directed by Julien Knafo:
"An environmental disaster leads to a fast-spreading virus ravaging a wealthy gated community off the island of Montreal."
The press release describes Brain Freeze as "a clever take on corporate greed, the growing rift between the haves and have-nots and a government in crisis that uses a zombie outbreak to express its truth and succeeds at being both a charming horror comedy, coming-of-age tale, and a story of unexpected friendship in hazardous times."
The film stars Roy Dupuis (LA FEMME NIKITA, THE ROCKET), one of Quebec’s leading actors for the past three decades who celebrates his 50th feature with this role, alongside Iani Bédard (MON AMI WALID), Marianne Fortier (AURORE), Anne-Élisabeth Bossé (LAURENCE ANYWAYS), Mylène Mackay (NELLY), Simon-Oliver Fecteau (BLUFF), Stéphane Crête (DANS UNE GALAXIE PRÈS DE CHEZ VOUS), Mahée Paiment (LES BOYS), Louis-Georges Girard (MAFIA INC), Claudia Ferri (BAD BLOOD), and Jean-Pierre Bergeron (SUR LE SEUIL).
Fantasia will be going from August 5 through August 25, 2021. Find more information and stay up to date at their website here.
As the summer approaches, the festival will be following advice from local health authorities, with the possibility of also adding a range of flagship physical events to the lineup.
By Matt Konopka
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