The full 2007 line-up for Fantasporto, ("Europe's best horror / fantasy film festival" - Jay Slater), has just been announced and there are some cracking films lined up, including some great UK movies such as Chris Smith's Severance, Billy O'Brien's Isolation and Simon Rumley's amazing The Living and the Dead.
The festival takes place from February 19th until March 4th at Porto in Portugal, and as well as the above titles other films include The Beautiful Beast, The Horror Bus, The Bothersome Man and Taxidermia as well as a whole heap of other features and shorts from all over the world.
Now in it's 27th year, Fantasporto started as a haven for sci-fi and fantasy films and has since broadened its horizons with thrillers and most recently a New Directors competition. Although fantasy is still its trade mark, especially for the Portuguese press, it is recognized as the biggest film festival in Portugal and one of the most important in Europe.
Eatmybrains are currently saving up all our Euros and will hopefully be there to bring you all the news as it happens. Hope to see you there too...
Fantasporto 2007 - Official Fantasy and Competitive Selection;
AUSENTES (Daniel Calparsoro - Spa)
EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO (Guillermo del Toro - Mex/Spa/USA)
HISTORIAS DEL DESENCANTO (Alejandro Valle - Mex)
ISOLATION (Billy O'Brien - UK/Ire)
JADE WARRIOR (Antti-Jussi Annila - Fin/Neth/Est/Chi)
LA HORA FRIA (Elio Quiroga - Spa)
PAPRIKA (Satoshi Kon - Jap)
RE-CYCLE (Danny & Oxide Pang - Thai/HK/Chi)
RENAISSANCE (Christian Volkman - Fra/UK/Lux)
SEVERANCE (Christopher Smith - UK)
SILENT HILL (Christophe Gans - Can/Jap/EUA/Fra)
SLITHER (James Gunn - Can/USA)
TAXIDERMIA (Gyorgy Pálfi - Hun/Aus/Fra)
THE BEAUTIFUL BEAST (Karim Hussain - Can)
THE BOTHERSOME MAN (Jens Lien - Nor)
THE HORROR BUS (Pieter Kuipjers - Neth)
THE HOST (Bong Joon-Ho - South Kor)
THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (Simon Rumley - UK)
THE PROMISE (Chen Kaigé - Chi/HK/Jap/South Kor)
THE WOODS (Lucky McKee - USA)
For more information on the many more features and shorts and the full line-up for Fantasporto 2007, visit the official website at www.fantasporto.online.pt.