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As Lund Fantastic approaches its 25th anniversary edition (September 27 – October 5, 2019), the festival has a few surprises in store for Swedish genre fans, including a brand-new poster (designed by Anders Hvass).
Before the main event will welcome 20 new feature films, 2 quarter-century oldies, 5 short film packagesas wellasretrospectivescreeningsofsome ofthefestival’s mostpopularshortsfrom previouseditions,LundFantasticreaffirmsitstwo-foldfocusbycontinuing topromotethegenrefilmmakers of tomorrow while also celebrating time-honored classics with two special events, detailed below.
Nerd culture on Tour – Skåne
Overthe course ofthe fall, Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (ABF) andFantasticFilmFestivalwill visitfour citiesinSkåneCounty (Osby,Lund,Trelleborg andYstad) to hosta unique event thatexploresone of the many facetsof nerd culture.ABF hasstarted a nationalinitiative with focus on nerd culture to promote a growing network in esports, cosplay and the fantastic. Together, ABF and Fantastic Film Festival have partnered up with Anna Arnman, a lecturer of Malmö university, who will offer her insight into Clive Barker’s iconic Hellraiser (1987).
Arnman’s lecture is based on herdissertation on Hellraiser. Themes such as the body, gender, sexuality,family and evilwill be discussed.The film’sCenobites,uniquemonsters thatare both repulsive and attractive, will be explored in depth before being compared to other archetypal horror figures such as Frankenstein’s monster and Count Dracula. Finally, the film’s approach to pain and suffering as well as its conscious and distinctive aesthetics are analyzed.
The tour has pit stops in:
– Osby Borgen (September 12 – 6 pm) – Lecture and screening of Hellraiser
– Trelleborgs Museum (October 30 – 6 pm) – Lecture and screening of Hellraiser
– Ystad bibliotek (November 21 – 6 pm) – Lecture
Nordisk Panorama X Fantastisk Film Festival
Fantastic Film Festival is equally thrilled to partnerwith NordiskPanoramatopresenta special shortfilm program during the 30th anniversary of their film festival. The event will take place duringtheir festival days andfocus on genre shorts produced in the Nordic countries. Nordisk Panorama program release August 27.