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New Canadian zomcom brain freeze to play at 25th fantasia

You might not think it but the 25th edition of Fantasia Film Festival is already on its way which means tonnes of new films to looks forward to. The first one announced is a new Canadian zomedy called Brain Freeze. We have the details below, as well as the beautiful poster for this year’s Fantasia Film Festival.

Here’s the press release

Fantasia is proud to be opening its upcoming edition with the World Premiere of a major Québécois genre feature – Julien Knafo’s BRAIN FREEZE. First pitched at Frontières, the festival’s world-renowned international co-production market, the film is a smart and stylish zombie comedy that slyly comments on social concerns both domestic and universal, telling the tale of an environmental disaster that leads to a fast-spreading virus ravaging a wealthy gated community off the island of Montreal.

BRAIN FREEZE joins the ranks of recently-released cinema that holds an eerie mirror up to our collective experience even though scripted and shot pre-pandemic. While production on the winter-set chiller was abruptly halted four days before completion following Quebec’s lockdown, shooting was miraculously able to wrap the following summer. There could not be a more perfect film for Fantasia 2021 to kick off with!

Equally gorgeous as it is bloody

A clever take on corporate greed, the growing rift between the haves and have-nots and a government in crisis that uses a zombie outbreak to express its truth and succeeds at being both a charming horror comedy, coming-of-age tale, and a story of an unexpected friendship in hazardous times.

Now, feast your eyes on the glorious poster for this year’s Fantasia.

For the creation of its 25th-anniversary poster art, pictured below, Fantasia has once again turned to the talents of renowned illustrator Donald Caron. Taking inspiration from Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima’s beloved LONE WOLF AND CUB, Caron has created a work that not only acknowledges the key role that Japanese culture has played across Fantasia’s history, but also one that hints and honours our upcoming edition’s embrace of Japanese cinema as a core cinematic theme. 

I also look forward to sharing the first wave of Fantasia Film Festival films. It really is one of the best festivals in the world. I can’t wait to see what craziness we have this year. It never disappoints.

Anyways, that’s it for this article. As always, thanks for reading.

Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
Source: Fantasia Official Coverage

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