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Brain Freeze

Fantasia Festival announces first wave of program for 25th anniversary edition

The genre film fest kicks off with Quebec zombie movie Brain Freeze.

The Fantasia International Film Festival is turning 25. The Montreal genre film festival has announced the first wave of programming for the 2021 edition, running from Aug. 5–25, featuring over 20 titles including 7 world premieres.

Among the premiere highlights are the Matthew Gray Gubler comedy King Knight, supernatural period drama The Last Thing That Mary Saw and Quebec zombie flick Brain Freeze. The latter film will star local legend Roy Dupuis. Dupuis is perhaps best known by anglos for his role as Michael Samuelle in the series La Femme Nikita, and for playing hockey legend Maurice Richard in the 2005 biopic The Rocket.

Matthew Gray Gubler plays Thorn in the forthcoming comedy King Knight.

The festival is beloved by film buffs and industry figures alike. “Fantasia is the most important and prestigious genre film festival on this continent,” once gushed Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino. Guardians of the Galaxy visionary James Gunn has called Fantasia, “One of my very favourite film festivals in the world.”

Fantasia Festival announces first wave of 25th anniversary programming

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