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Quebecois Short Films: Hidden Gems

Film Festival Today just picked up the article I wrote on the Quebecois shorts screened at the Fantasia International Film Festival. These films were really a blast. They can be a problem if you don’t speak French. Even if you speak some French (as I do), it really does help to speak it well. But, it was a blast nonetheless.

So, if you get a chance, check out the article. I had a great time writing it, and of course, the films were fun as well. The Quebecois are funny folks, and they know how to make great film festival-style movies.

Read about it at Film Festival Today >>

“Seven Days” of Korean

No, it has nothing to do with kimchee or Jinro soju. 7 Days is an indie flick that I saw screened at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal last weekend. The flick was extremely intense, packed with the sort of psychological violence only seen on the Korean peninsula or in Joe Gallant-directed porn films. I absolutely love it and recommend it highly. Check out the trailer below.

[More on the Fantasia International Film Festival after the video]

Fantasia is a kick-ass fest, focusing on horror, anguish and the disturbed. There is plenty of variety, from Quebecois animated shorts to U.S., Canadian and Asian horror. Quite simply, there’s something for everybody.

The festival just wrapped up a few days ago, but every year it spans most of July. This is a real fest, not the commercialized Sundance, Tribeca or Cannes affairs. At Fantasia, the movies are the main event. So, if you’re looking for a reason to go to Montreal next summer, you just found it.

Read the 7 Days review >>

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