Sitges is the world capital of fantasy film once again
The Sitges International Film Festival will once again be the epicenter of the fantasy genre, starting next Thursday and during nine very intense days, with the best and most representative in recent worldwide genre production.
The presentation of the Opening Gala for the Festival's 40th edition will include the screening of The Orphanage, a first work that was on the program at the past edition of the Cannes film festival and that will be kicking off the competition with its director, J.A. Bayona. The Orphanage is a suggestive foray into the tradition of ghost and apparition movies that Guillermo del Toro, the film's executive producer, didn't hesitate to support convinced of the great talent of the new wave of filmmakers trained in our country, who contribute a singular insight and structure to contemporary horror movies.
Sitges-International Film Festival of Catalonia proposes, as a perfect end to the competition, the film 1408, by Mikael Halfström; a screen adaptation of the Stephen King story starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, whose storyline deals with a ghost novel writer's skepticism towards the paranormal world, until he is forced to reject his old convictions when he finds himself locked up in a gloomy haunted hotel.