From September 4 to 29, 2019, fans of the genre can expect plenty of horror, suspense, sci-fi, action and fantasy in seven German cities – the 2019 Fantasy Film Festival is coming up. And we can exclusively reveal the first titles to you.
In Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Nuremberg and Stuttgart, the Fantasy Filmfest makes a stop for its 33rd edition and there will once again be many genre films to be admired on the big screen. Now we can announce the first three titles.
Driving instructor Rose (Maeve Higgins) has supernatural powers, but she doesn’t like that. In rural Ireland you can’t do much with it anyway, until former rock star Christian Winter (Will Forte) takes the stage. Once he had only one success, and now he made a pact with the devil to succeed again. When a local teenager is affected, Rose finally teams up with her father Martin (Barry Ward) in saving the girl.
“Extra Ordinary” is the feature film debut of directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, and most of all, we can look forward to comedy star Will Forte (“MacGruber”) as a rock star allied with the devil. There is currently no trailer.
A remake of a David Cronenberg classic? Sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska, also known simply as the Soska Sisters, the exceptional 1977 Canadian director’s early works have been daring and reissued. In the original, Marilyn Chambers plays a woman who, after an accident and subsequent experimental plastic surgery, develops an unusual thirst for blood and sucks on other people. . But it gets worse: his victims turn into rabid and dangerous beasts. Chaos will soon break out …
Laura Vandervoort (“Jigsaw”) has the lead role in the new “Rabid.” There is currently no trailer.
“Hotel Mumbai,” the film adaptation of the true story of the terrorist attacks in the Indian metropolis in November 2008, shows that dramas have a place at the 2019 Fantastic Film Festival. Terrorists also stormed the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, where the American David (Armie Hammer) and his wife Zahra (Nazanin Boniadi) are eating. Thanks to the brave intervention of the staff around Chef Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and waiter Arjun (Dev Patel), guests can hide for a while. But David and Zahra’s newborn son is still in the room with his babysitter …
Anthony Maras’ first film has already been screened in the United States.
This year FILMSTARTS is once again the official media partner of the Fantastic Film Festival. With us you will discover first which films await you in September 2019 at the 33rd edition of the festival.