03-10-2007 0:00


40 possible worlds in Sitges

The 40th edition of the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia kicks off today with the film recently nominated to represent Spain at the Academy Awards in Hollywood: The Orphanage, by J.A. Bayona. The movie, produced by Guillermo del Toro, seems to be following the wake of the success achieved by the director of Pan's Labyrinth, and confirms the excellent health of, and growing interest in, the fantasy genre, being a ghost story selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to represent Spain at the Academy Awards, in the foreign language film category.

Belén Rueda, the movie's leading lady, plays the role of Laura, a woman who can't shake off a traumatic past and who returns, with her family, to the orphanage where she grew up, with the initiative to open a home for handicapped children. Her sons' strange behavior, when he strikes up a disturbing relationship with an 'imaginary friend', gives way to a maddening spiral where, once again, the past re-emerges from the shadows to tyrannize the protagonists' present.

In addition, today also holds in store for audiences and critics a more than appealing journey through other fantasy genealogies, specifically the new visual offering from Michael Arias, Tekkonkinkreet, a tubular animated film that opens the Anima't section, halfway between top-end 3D digital and the plastic design of manga; the Premieres Dororo by Akihito Shiota, based on the homonymous manga by Osamu Tezuka and Dead Silence, directed by James Wan, the creator of Saw, who attacks again with a very interesting genre movie, where he revisits American Gothic territory, reinterpreted, through the eyes of a young man who investigates the sadistic death of his wife who is murdered by a ventriloquist's doll.





25-11-2021 11:15


The 'Semana Sitges' returns to Argentina

Co-organized by the INCAA (Argentina) and the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Cata...

19-11-2021 10:40


Sitges Participates in Ventana Cinéfila, Bringing Cinema Closer to More Than 200,000 Viewers

Within the framework of the Huelva Film Festival, this Thursday there was a meeting of Profestivales...

26-10-2021 11:00


The Sitges Film Festival welcomes more than 100,000 moviegoers at its 54th edition

The dates are already set for Sitges 2022, to be held from October 6th to 16th Sitges was once agai...

17-10-2021 22:00


Sitges 2021 Pays Tribute to Carlos Saura at Its Closing Ceremony and Premieres His Short Film 'Goya 3 de mayo'

'Silent Night', winner of the audience award in the Official Fantastic Section The Festival sold mo...

16-10-2021 14:40


Sitges 2021 Winners: 'Lamb', Sitges 2021 Best Feature Lenght Films


15-10-2021 18:10


Sitges Heads into its Final Stretch with the Time Machine Award presented to Neill Blomkamp

The Festival increases its theater's seating capacity to 100% starting this Friday, October 15thB...

14-10-2021 12:00


The Spanish Premiere of Rob Savage's 'DASHCAM', Surprise Film at Sitges 2021

The director of the highly acclaimed 'Host' from 2020 returns to Sitges with his third film, DASHC...

14-10-2021 16:45


Alice Krige and Nick Antosca, Presented With the Sitges 2021 Time Machine Award

The directors of 'Luzifer' (Peter Brunner) and 'Sound of Violence' (Alex Noyer) visit Sitges to p...

12-10-2021 20:50


Sitges reaches its halfway point with the Norwegian horror of 'The Innocents'

Once again today, Spanish national cinema takes center stage with the presentation of the horror...

11-10-2021 11:30


The Sitges Film Festival Joins Profestivales21

During the Sitges Festival, the world's number one fantastic film festival, it announced that it is...

11-10-2021 19:15


Michael Myers Returns to Sitges on the Day of the World Premiere of 'El Páramo (The Beast)'

'Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes', 'Limbo' and 'Eight for Silver', among the featured films for t...

10-10-2021 19:15


The Grand Honorary Award presented to Mamoru Hosoda and Phil Tipett's demential 'Mad God' place animation at the epicenter of Sitges

Filmmakers Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Paula Ortiz, Rodrigo Cortés and Paco Plaza presented their f...

09-10-2021 20:40


Alex de la Iglesia's Venice Gone Mad and Noomi Rapace's Violent Love Shake Up Sitges' First Saturday

The start of the long weekend came packed with extreme offerings like the raw violence in the Kiw...

08-10-2021 20:30


Sitges Presents the WomanInFan Initiative on a Day Marked by the World Premiere of 'Visitante'

A busy day on the Red Carpet this Friday, with the presence of the crews from 'The Execution', 'V...

07-10-2021 19:45


Belén Rueda and Ana Lily Amirpour, Stars of Sitges 2021's Opening Day

The red carpet is all decked out to kick off the Festival's 54th edition with the presence of the...