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With a trio of best feature film contenders, a splatter-oriented international favorite and a special event screening that dovetails nicely with the festival’s own 25th anniversary, Lund Fantastic is excited to share the first 5 titles of its upcoming edition (September 27 – October 5)!
LundFantastic is proud to hostthe Swedishpremiereof His Master’s Voice,anintimatestory centered on the search for meaning in our private sphere that also ponders man’s place in the universe amongotherforms of existence.Based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel of the same name, György Pálfi’s offbeat exploration yields giants, orgies and destructive solar lasers – seekers of unconventional cinema: hop on board!
Alsopart ofthe2019editionisWerewolf,a grimWorldWarIIfairytale focusingoneight children who survived concentration camp horrors. Sheltered in a woodland orphanage, they’ll have to overcome theirown feralnatureandformer SSwolfhounds circlingtheirmakeshifthome. Adrian Panek’s debut is a harrowing tale told with hope.
Rounding off thefirst trio of SirenCompetition nomineesis Jagoda Szelc’s singular Monument,
a psychological freakout that takes viewers out of their comfort zone and transfers the feeling of trespassing onto something inexplicable and forbidden.
Revampedfor the 25thanniversary,the SirenCompetition isnow a 12-title lineup witheach film in the running for a cash prize of 1000 EUR. The Siren Competition comprises a total of at least sixEuropeanfilmsorEuropeanco-productions thatarenominatedfor Lund’sMélièsd’Argent– a trophy awarded to the best European fantastic film.
Outsideof the competition –andarguablyin a league of its own–Lund is excited to unleash the SwedishpremiereofJoeBegos’ latestthrillride. Afilmfull ofsanguinary, filthy fun, Bliss tellsthe story of Dezy, a talented painter facing a troubling creative block. Desperate to get her groove back, Dezy throws herself into a hellscape of lust, drug abuse and slippery murder deep in LA’s underbelly.
As a final tease ahead of the full programannouncement (Sept. 13):Lund plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special screening of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994). With his ninth filmstill setting the box office ablaze, Lund Fantastic heads back to the nineties to discuss “quarter pounders with cheese” and check who can do the best twist. The screening, set on the nightof the Méliès d’Argent awardsceremony (Oct.2), will tiein withacostumed dance-off, with attendees encouraged to dress up as one of QT’s many colorful characters.