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Sitges International Film Festival 2015

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Start Date: October 9, 2015
End Date: October 18, 2015
Time: 8:30 am to 11:59 pm

Email: festival@sitgesfilmfestival.com

Location: Hotel Melia, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

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Sitges Film Festival Events: Future & Past

International Film Festival of Catalonia

When it comes to a film festival, after approaching 50 years, Sitges has it all.

Especially during some years, where a visit can include sunbathing on the beaches!
Local to most venues.

Catalonia’s Official Film Festival
Founded in 1968 (Spain’s oldest)

  • Ground breaking & popular films
    Known for Science fiction, Horror & Fantasy genres
    Especially innovative & animated films. Both short & long
  • Great Facilities
    Large Cinema at the main venue (Melia Hotel)
  • Choice of smaller Screenings
    Various Screenings at Cinemas around Sitges, including the historic Prado
  • All the experiences of a Mediterranean resort
    Lots of film & non-film, support events, around Sitges
  • Shopping by the Med
    Large merchandise village of stalls at San Sebastian Bay, by the beach

Sitges Film Festival ZOMBIE WALK 2015
In 2015… date normally on a Saturday, during Sitges International Film Festival (Subsequently either Sat 10th or 17th of October 2015: Probably 10th)

  • Free Makeup Assistance
    At San Sebastian beach, during the day
  • 1k of Zombies!
    Often involves over a thousand zombies & a similar amount of audience. Lining the streets of Sitges
  • Saint Sebastian bay then through town
    Goes from next to the beach at San Seb Bay… up the hill through the eerie Gothic Church area, with it’s long history, down the stairs (frequented by Errol Flynn) to the streets & town of Sitges

Additional trains run from Barcelona to Sitges every night during the film festival (last train is often 01:30 am)

Whilst subject to change… awards are given for Best:

Motion Picture / Director / Actor / Actress / Screenplay / Cinematography / Original Score / Short Film / Makeup Effects / Production Design

The festival also presents special awards each year

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Catalan and Spanish Cinema
  • Asian Cinema
  • South Korea Cinema
  • Japanese Cinema
  • Latin American Cinema

TOP ENGLISH FILMS

  • Sitges Maggie
    TOMATOMETER 54%
    Maggie (2015)

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson

    When a deadly zombie virus sweeps the nation, a father will stop at nothing to save his infected daughter in this post-apocalyptic thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin.

     

  • The Gift

    TOMATOMETER 93%

    The Gift

    Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?

     

     

  • Sitges StrangerlandTOMATOMETER 35%
    Strangerland (2015) (Nichole Kidman) 70s style fantasy drama with a 1970s feel;

    Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Joseph Fiennes

    New to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, the Parker family is thrown into crisis when Catherine and Matthew discover that their two teenage kids, Tommy and Lily, have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits the town. With Nathgari now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search led by local cop David Rae. With temperatures rising, and the chances of survival plummeting with each passing day, Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children’s fate.

     

  • Sitges Partisan
    TOMATOMETER 65%
    Partisan (2015) (Vincent Cassel) dystopian

    Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Samuel Eydlish

    On the edge of a crumbling city, 11-year-old Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel) lives in a sequestered commune alongside other children, their mothers, and charismatic leader, Gregori (Vincent Cassel). Gregori teaches the children how to raise livestock, grow vegetables, work as a community – and how to kill. With the birth of a new baby brother weighing on his mind, Alexander begins to question Gregori’s overpowering influence on the children and their training to become assassins. Threatened by his increasing unwillingness to fall in line, Gregori’s behavior turns erratic and adversarial toward the child he once considered a son. With the two set dangerously at odds and the commune’s way of life disintegrating, the residents fear a violent resolution is at hand in this Sundance award-winning thriller.

     

  • Sitges Cooties
    TOMATOMETER 36%
    Cooties (Elijah Wood) horror comedy facing zombie schoolkids

    Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill

    When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.

     

  • Sitges LifeTOMATOMETER 63% Life (Robert Pattinson) On James Dean

    Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattinson, Ben Kingsley

    A Life Magazine photographer receives the assignment to photograph rising Hollywood star James Dean.

     

  • Sitges Knock KnockTOMATOMETER 44% Knock Knock (Keanu Reeves) thriller

    Keanu Reeves, Aaron Burns, Ana de Armas

    When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.

     

  • Sitges Slow WestTOMATOMETER 91% Slow West (Michael Fassbender) surrealist western

    Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn

    At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveller, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way

     

  • Sitges Deathgasm
    TOMATOMETER 88%
    Deathgasm (Lei Jason Howde) black magic

    Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman

    New kid in town Brodie and bad-boy Zakk quickly bond over their mutual admiration of heavy metal. But when these two metal thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces, their dreams of stardom may just have to be put on hold.


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POSSIBLE FILMS

  • Sitges Valhalla Rising
    TOMATOMETER 71%
    Valhalla Rising (2009)

    Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Gordon Brown

    For years, the fearsome figure known only as One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen – PUSHER, FLAME & CITRON, CASINO ROYALE) has defeated everyone he’s encountered, but he’s treated more like an animal than a warrior. The only person he has any relationship with is the young boy who brings him food and water daily. Constantly caged and shackled, One Eye has drawn the attention of a new force now sweeping the countryside and displacing the society’s leaders: Christians.–

     

  • Sitges Drive
    TOMATOMETER 93%
    Drive (2011)

    Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks

    Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard’s protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk-that they’re coming straight for Irene and her son-Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.

     

  • Sitges Only God Forgives
    TOMATOMETER 40%
    Only God Forgives (2013)

    Luke Evans, Yayaying, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Rowan Atkinson

    Julian (Ryan Gosling), a respected figure in the criminal underworld of Bangkok, runs a Thai boxing club and smuggling ring with his brother Billy. Billy is suddenly murdered and their crime lord matriarch, Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives from London to bring back the body. When Jenna forces Julian to settle the score with his brother’s killers, Julian finds himself in the ultimate showdown.

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Organizers

Organized by :  SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fant Organizer's Address : Edifici Sitges Reference. c/ Pruelles, 2 08870 Sitges (Barcelona) Tel : administracio@sitgesfilmfestival.com

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