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.
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