24-07-2013 0:00

News

Sitges 2013 will be exploring the end of the world through Edgar Wright's eyes

The World's End, Edgar Wright’s most recent work, will be present at Sitges 2013, along with the eagerly awaited remakes We Are What We Are and Patrick. All this at an edition marked by evil and its new manifestations, and where emerging markets and low cost productions will play a special role.

After having described the zombie Apocalypse from the bar of a typical British pub in Shaun of the Dead (2004) or dismembering the police Buddy movie in Hot Fuzz (2007), Edgar Wright completes his trilogy with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with The World's End, that goes back to the roots of his first movie and tells the story of the struggle of a group of beer enthusiasts and the pubs against a hostile alien invasion. With it Wright returns to the territory that made him famous, consolidating that parodic facet of English genre has also been a big hit in recent years with films like Doghouse (Jake West, 2009), Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011) or Grabbers (Jon Wright, 2012), all present at past editions of the Sitges Film Festival.

Sitges 2013 will also open its doors to one of the great creators in present European cinema: Alex Van Warmerdam, who will be presenting, in the Official Selection, his new film Borgman, that was a huge sensation at the last Cannes Film Festival. Borgman is an unclassifiable black comedy, which borders the territories of horror and the absurd, as usual in the Dutchman’s work. Sitges will also recover some of Warmerdam’s previous films.

Along with all this, at this point we can also inform you that the Sitges Festival’s program will be including other long-awaited films like We Are What We Are, the remake by Jim Mickle (responsible for Stake Land, 2010) about the Mexican movie by the same name seen at Sitges. Another eagerly awaited remake is Patrick, based on the famous 1978 horror movie by Richard Franklyn directed by Mark Hartley, maker of the phenomenal documentary on Australian genre Not Quite Hollywood (2008). A highly awaited sequel is VHS 2 new horror-filled segments directed by some of the most representative new prodigies in present genre like Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingardwith.

As for the Sitges Family section, it will be presenting the premiere of a blockbuster co-produced from Catalonia, Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box, a youthful adventure along the lines of Harry Potter or The Goonies, with a cast headed by Sam Neill, Michael Sheen and Lena Headey.

Sitges 2013

The 46th International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia will be focusing part of its attention on fields like new forms of film creation and production. The Festival will be showing the latest works from acclaimed filmmakers like Takashi Miike or Johnnie To, and will also be a showcase for new fantastic genre talents.


Passes, on sale tomorrow
The passes for this year’s Festival will be going on sale tomorrow, July 25th, at 12 noon, via Telentrada. There are three different types of passes available:

Matinee Passes: 99 €
Valid to access all morning screenings at the Auditori until 15:00, throughout the entire Festival (not including the October 20th marathon screenings).
 
VIP Seat: 350 €
Valid to access all screenings at the Auditori, throughout the entire Festival, including the opening and closing gala ceremonies and the October 20th marathon.
 
Auditori Passes: 250 €
Valid to access all screenings at the Auditori throughout the entire Festival, (not including the opening and closing ceremonies or the October 20th marathon).

Photo 1: The World's End
Photo 2: Borgman
Photo 3: We Are What We Are

  • SECTION

    SPONSORED

    BY:

News

23-09-2021 11:00

News

Restored Films, Discoveries and Unearthed Treasures, This Year's Seven Chances Selection

The section that Sitges programs together with the ACCEC will be offering previously unreleased film...

17-09-2021 12:00

News

Selected projects at Sitges Online Pitchbox 2021 announced

The Filmarket Hub platform and the Sitges Film Festival have announced the selected projects at the...

16-09-2021 11:00

News

'The Green Knight' Will be Sitges 2021's Closing Night Film

The medieval imaginary of Camelot will be invading closing night at the 54th Sitges - International...

15-09-2021 13:00

News

Mamoru Hosoda, Carlos Saura and Belén Rueda, Sitges 2021 Grand Honorary Award Winners

The Festival announces the complete list of award winners at its 54th edition Directors Mamoru Hoso...

07-09-2021 12:00

News

Sitges 2021: Under the Sign of the Beast

Titane', by Julia Ducournau, and 'The Trip', by Tommy Wirkola, among the latest and most eagerly awa...

31-08-2021 10:00

News

The latest in Spanish Fantastic lands at Sitges 2021

David Casademunt's 'El páramo' and David Hebrero's 'Y todos arderán' have been added t...

30-08-2021 12:00

News

Sitges Pitchbox's new Showrunners LAB confirms Nick Antosca and Teresa Fernández-Valdés as mentors

The call for submissions deadline has been extended until the 7th of September For the seventh cons...

05-08-2021 11:00

News

'Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon', by Ana Lily Amirpour, to open Sitges 2021

The Festival will also present the world premiere of Álex de la Iglesia’s 'Veneciafreni...

28-07-2021 10:00

News

Sitges 2021 launches pass and pack sales

The Sitges Festival is approaching and, starting this Wednesday July 28th, viewers will be able to p...

23-07-2021 12:00

News

La Fundación Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya se refuerza para encarar nuevos proyectos

Las entidades culturales El Retiro y el Casino Prado ven reconocida su contribución hist&oacu...

22-07-2021 12:00

News

Submissions open for Sitges Online Pitchbox 2021, which will include a new lab on the role of the Showrunner

For the seventh consecutive year, the Filmarket Hub platform and the Sitges Film Festival are partne...

23-06-2021 12:00

News

Sitges 2021 bares its fangs and reveals its first new updates

Films by acclaimed directors like Sion Sono or Ben Wheatley, and debut filmmakers like Prano Bailey-...

27-05-2021 12:00

News

The third edition of Fantastic 7 is coming

The event, featuring director Mary Harron as its godmother, will be held next Sunday, July 1...

05-05-2021 11:55

News

A new edition of Pantalla Sitges is coming up

The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and the FIC-CAT have renewed their col...

05-03-2021 12:00

News

Ángel Sala will "profane" the taboos of Spanish fantastic genre films in a book to be published in 2021

PROFANANDO EL SUEÑO DE LOS MUERTOS (PROFANING THE SLEEP OF THE DEAD) by Ángel Sala is...

16-02-2021 12:00

News

SITGES 2021 OPENS ITS FILM SUBMISSION PERIOD

The Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, which will be holding its 54th edit...