Animation, international variants of horror and 3D film
ANIMA'T will be including the biggest box office hit of the season in France, Lascars.
In NOVES VISIONS the Festival is banking on international variants of historical and realistic horror, like the Australian Van Diemen's Land, by Jonathan Auf Der Heide; The Forbidden Door, the consolidation of Indonesian genre cinema or the brutal English docudrama Bronson, by Nicolas Winding Refn.
ORIENT EXPRESS will be including, among others, Goemon, by Kazuaki Kiriya, and Ip Man, by Wilson Yip, featuring Donnie Yen, the world's number one martial arts expert.
3D FILM will be one of the most important new additions to SITGES 09, with outstanding screenings like The Final Destination and Toy Story 3D.
SEVEN CHANCES will be showing films like Youth Without Youth, by Francis Ford Coppola, or La Maison Nucingen, by Raoul Ruiz, a classic in Sitges.
MIDNIGHT X-TREME will be setting aside viewing time for the phenomena of the new, most recent extreme Japanese cinema. These midnight screenings will be including zany films like Best Worst Movie, based on the checkered and even grotesque commercial experience of the movie Troll 2, considered to be the worst in history by specialized web sites like rottentomatoes.com; Dead Snow, Lesbian Vampire Killers, Black Dynamite, a tribute to blaxploitation, or Smash cut, the resurrection of the eternal King of Gore Herschell Gordon Lewis.