14-10-2015 20:55

News

Big international stars and local talent come together at Sitges 2015

Today the Festival is screening ‘Cemetery of Splendour’, a fascinating, oneiric film from Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Today Sitges’ screens are bringing together many of the big names on the international scene: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard or Kevin Bacon share the limelight with new talents in catalan and spanish film who appeared on the Festival’s red carpet. Day 6 of this 48th Film Festival was completed with the presentation of the Sitges Bacardí Indomitable Spirit Award to Adriana Ugarte and the screening of the hypnotic Cemetery of Splendour, among others.

Today the movie theaters of the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia drew a select mosaic of the most renowned faces from the international scene. Day 6 at this 48th Film Festival awoke with the screening of Last Days in the Desert (Noves Visions One), directed by Rodrigo García and starring Ewan McGregor, a magical, mysterious chronicle of the temptations of Christ. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard’s formidable interpretative talent captured the attention of the spectators of Macbeth (Official Fantàstic In-Competition), by Justin Kurzel, a visceral adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedies. In addition, Kevin Bacon plays a psycho, authoritarian Sheriff in Cop Car (Official Fantàstic In-Competition), directed by Jon Watts, a thriller where Bacon relentlessly pursues a couple of kids who took his car for a joy ride. Afterwards, Sitges Day 6 welcomed the eagerly awaited Youth (Official Fantàstic Special Screenings), the new project by Paolo Sorrentino who, after delighting us with The Great Beauty, presents this nostalgic portrayal of maturity, starring two colossal actors on the international scene, Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.

At the same time, today the Festival hosted the first Blood Red Carpet, an initiative to promote acting talent where a group of actors and actresses have been selected, characterized by their solid career and who are ideal candidates for projects of international importance. The jury awarded the 2015 Red Blood Carpet honor to three actors -Alejo Sauras, Álvaro Cervantes and Peter Vives- and three actresses -Laia Costa, Vicky Luengo and Godeliv Van den Brandt.

Another of the outstanding screenings in today’s lineup was Cemetery of Splendour, by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, an atmospheric film where a group of soldiers are treated for a strange disease that produces constant sleepiness. Hypnotic, mysterious, and magical, Cemetery of Splendour was also part of the  ‘Un certain regard’ official selection at the Cannes Festival this year.

In addition, for the second year in a row, today the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia presented the Sitges Bacardí Indomitable Spirit Award to actress Adriana Ugarte. This is an award with which the Festival aims to promote the recognition of young talents who already excel and who deserve a special mention for their distinguishing and untamed character. Afterwards, Casa Bacardí Sitges is hosting an exclusive party to commemorate the award winner, attended by numerous famous faces in Spanish cinema and the film industry.

Today the Festival released the names of the films that will be screened at the Marathon scheduled for Saturday 17 in the Auditori, at 1:15: Attack on Titan. The Movies. Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow & Attack on Titan. The Movies. Part 2: Wings of Freedom and Ghost in the Shell Arise. The Movie. The Marathon runtime will be 6 hours and 10 minutes. The marathons programmed for Sunday18 are the following:

Auditori Matinée Marathon: Cooties + Evolution + Bone Tomahawk

Auditori Marathon: The Boy and The Beast + High Rise + Green Room + Le tout noveau testament + SPL2

Retiro Matinée Marathon: Attack on Titan. The Movies. Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow & Attack on Titan. The Movies. Part 2: Wings of Freedom

Retiro Marathon: The Devil's Candy + Yakuza Apocalypse + Baskin + The Invitation + Baahubali - The Beginning

Prado Matinée Marathon: Cop Car + Turbo Kid + The Final Girls

Prado Marathon: Schneider vs. Bax + Tag + The Legend of Barney Thomson + Into the Forest + Deathgasm

Tramuntana Shorts Marathon: And They Watched + Black Eyes + Clones + Kepler X-47 + Muga Shozoku + Portal to Hell!!! + Shut-In + Strangers in the Night + Subotika + The Mill at Calder’s End + Driven + Madre de Dios + Sirena Negra + Solo Finale + They Will All Die in Space + Waste Paper

Tramuntana Marathon: The Visit + Der Nachtmahr + Tales of Halloween + Southbound + Frankenstein + Jeruzalem

In addition, the Festival has also announced that all users who buy a ticket for any of the 8 marathons scheduled for Sunday 18, will get free access to the exhibition +Humans. The future of our species, at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. To access the CCCB exhibt, users simply need to show their marathon voucher, which can be either their actual ticket or receipt of purchase, if bought online. 

 

FOTO 1: Blood Red Carpet
FOTO 2: Adriana Ugarte
FOTO 3: Premis Blood Red Carpet

VIDEO: Esperit Indomable award to Adriana Ugarte

VIDEO: Tribute to the actors of the Blood Red Carpet / Blood Red Carpet presentation

VIDEO: Cop Car presentation

  • SPONSORED

    SECTION

    PER:

News

19-07-2018 09:00

News
 Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris will receive the Grand Honorary Award at a Sitges Festival hitting its high point with a concert by John Carpenter

Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris will receive the Grand Honorary Award at a Sitges Festival hitting its high point with a concert by John Carpenter

The Festival, which will take place from October 4th to 14th, reveals many of the films that will be...

11-07-2018 09:30

News
The Mexican Feratum festival joins in Sitges' 50 year celebration

The Mexican Feratum festival joins in Sitges' 50 year celebration

The commemorative 50th anniversary exhibition will be travelling to the Mexican film competition fro...

06-07-2018 11:30

News
Sitges Pitchbox 2018 opens its call which will include participation by Ron Perlman

Sitges Pitchbox 2018 opens its call which will include participation by Ron Perlman

Horror, science fiction or fantastic genre feature films in development can be submitted until this...

12-06-2018 09:30

News
The Sitges Festival and Terramar Gardens join forces for an evening of cinema and music

The Sitges Festival and Terramar Gardens join forces for an evening of cinema and music

The scores from J.A. Bayona’s films will be heard at the Terramar Gardens Festival in Sitges t...

06-06-2018 12:50

News
Kubrick's iconic monolith presides over Sitges 2018

Kubrick's iconic monolith presides over Sitges 2018

Director Peter Weir will receive the Grand Honorary Award and actress Pam Grier, the Time Machine Aw...

28-05-2018 13:00

News
'2001: A Space Odyssey' is featured in a summer course on science fiction at the UB

'2001: A Space Odyssey' is featured in a summer course on science fiction at the UB

The University of Barcelona (UB) and the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia...

24-05-2018 11:30

News
The period to submit films for Sitges 2018 is now open

The period to submit films for Sitges 2018 is now open

The 51st Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia has just opened the submi...

10-05-2018 13:00

News
The Sitges Festival will be making an appearance at Cannes 2018

The Sitges Festival will be making an appearance at Cannes 2018

An event with industry professionals and the kickoff of its partnership with the Slate Entertainment...

09-05-2018 11:30

News
Sitges becomes the world's first film festival to accept cryptocurrency for ticketing and festival passes

Sitges becomes the world's first film festival to accept cryptocurrency for ticketing and festival passes

Slate Entertainment Group (SEG) and Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (Sitge...

24-04-2018 13:00

News
El cine fantástico llega al FIC-CAT de la mano del Festival de Sitges

El cine fantástico llega al FIC-CAT de la mano del Festival de Sitges

Por cuarto año consecutivo, Sitges apadrinará la sección “Pantalla Sitges...

19-04-2018 13:00

News
El cine fantástico de Sitges se instala en Madrid con un ciclo organizado por la Fundación SGAE

El cine fantástico de Sitges se instala en Madrid con un ciclo organizado por la Fundación SGAE

La muestra repasa títulos del fantástico español e iberoamericano de las &uacut...

05-04-2018 12:00

News
SITGES Y PARAMOUNT PICTURES SPAIN ORGANIZAN UN PREESTRENO SORPRESA EL PRÓXIMO JUEVES 12 DE ABRIL EN PHENOMENA

SITGES Y PARAMOUNT PICTURES SPAIN ORGANIZAN UN PREESTRENO SORPRESA EL PRÓXIMO JUEVES 12 DE ABRIL EN PHENOMENA

Sitges calienta motores con el preestreno de una de las películas más aterradoras del...

20-03-2018 12:15

News
Sitges Festival sponsors enjoy especial tax benefits until 2019

Sitges Festival sponsors enjoy especial tax benefits until 2019

The Ministry of Culture, via the sponsorship law that supports activities of public interest, reward...

09-03-2018 11:30

News
'Halloween' will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at the upcoming Sitges Festival

'Halloween' will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at the upcoming Sitges Festival

The film competition will also be remembering the Frankenstein myth on its bicentennial, highlightin...

05-03-2018 13:00

News
From Sitges to the Oscars

From Sitges to the Oscars

The statuettes for Guillermo del Toro with the film that opened the Festival’s fiftieth annive...

13-02-2018 11:00

News
Catalan fantasy travels to Mexico hand in hand with Sitges

Catalan fantasy travels to Mexico hand in hand with Sitges

The film competition will be screening four movies selected by the Sitges Festival and showcasing th...