The eagerly awaited re-imagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic, Suspiria will open the 51st Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia on 4 October. One of the most highly anticipated films among horror lovers, Suspiria will be presented by director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name, A Bigger Splash)and actress Tilda Swinton who will also recieve the Grand Honorary Award.
A darkness swirls at the centre of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Suspiria stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth and Jessica Harper, star of Argento’s original film. The musical score was created by Thom Yorke of the award-winning band Radiohead.
Tilda Swinton will receive the Grand Honorary Award in recognition of a career that shines thanks to her talent, versatility and a predilection for bold, independent cinema. A few of the outstanding films Swinton has starred in includes; Orlando (Sally Potter, 1992), Adaptation (Spike Jonze, 2002), Burn after Reading (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2008), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008), We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011), Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013), Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho, 2013), The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014), Dr. Strange (Scott Derrickson, 2016) and Okja (Bong Joon-ho, 2017).
Tilda Swinton’s award is the latest prize to be announced by Sitges 2018, joining other Grand Honorary Award winners Peter Weir, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris; The Time Machine Award to Pam Grier and Ron Perlman; The Honorary Maria Award to Traci Lords and the Nosferatu Award to Helga Liné.