Sitges Film Festival 2013

The latest films by Jim Jarmusch, Nicolas Winding Refin and Johnnie To are some of the highlights of the 46th edition of the festival

Faithful to fans of fantasy and horror and with the collaboration of the Barcelona City Council, the 46th edition of the Sitges Film Festival returns with a collection of contemporary manifestations of evil.

The festival kicks off with a Catalan film directed by Eugenio Mora, Grand Piano, with Elijah Wood and John Cusack, a thriller about a piano player who will have to play the concert of his life in order to save his life and that of his wife.

Highlights of the programme for the festival, which runs from the 11th to the 20th of October, include film makers such as Jim Jarmusch, with his vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive, Nicolas Winding Refin, who returns after the success of Drive with Only God Forgives and Roman Coppola, with the extravagant comedy, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.

Also programmed are Upstream Colour, a success at Sundance, Borgman, a fantasy tale which will delight fans of films such as Canino or A Field in England, by the director of the recently acclaimed Turistas.

Apart from the habitual nocturnal marathons and sessions dedicated to Asian and animated films, one of the most powerful sections this year is Noves Visions (New Visions) which is dedicated to more adventurous films such as the road movie Prince Avalanche, the South Korean film Nobody’s Daughter Haewon by cult film maker Hong Sang-soo, or one of the revelations in recent Spanish film, Gente en sitios.

There will also be tributes to Asian directors Johnnie To and Takashi Milke, common visitors to the festival, as well as much-awaited film such as Machete Kills, Insidious 2 and The World’s End, not to mention customary parallel activities such as the Zombie Walk on the 12th, a zombie parade through the streets of Sitges.

The festival will close with The Sacrament, a generic tale about the investigation into a sinister sect by two journalists.

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Publication date: Monday, 07 October 2013
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