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Fantastic Fest Announces The Second Wave Of Programming!

A FIELD IN ENGLAND, GRAND PIANO, WITCHING & BITCHING and more!

Fantastic Fest Announces The Second Wave Of Programming!

We're really proud of this year's programming, and our second wave is stuffed with titles that we think utterly represent the wonderful, twisted, fun-loving and chaotic spirit of Fantastic Fest. With only a few short weeks to go (!), bide your time by poring over this list again and again. Allow yourselves to get pumped, friends. It's almost Fantastic Fest!

FIELD IN ENGLAND, A (England, 2013)
North American Premiere
Director - Ben Wheatley, 90 mins

During the British Civil War, when magic was science, an alchemist forces a group of deserters to help him locate buried treasure, and sends them all straight into the mouth of madness.

AFFLICTED (Canada, 2013)
US Premiere
Directors - Clif Prowse and Derek Lee, 85 mins

Derek and Clif, best friends documenting their journey across the world, are in for an unexpected adventure when one of them comes down with a sinister sickness.

ALMOST HUMAN (USA, 2013)
US Premiere
Director – Joe Begos, 80 mins

A man who disappeared under mysterious circumstances returns to wreak havoc upon a small town.

BLUE RUIN (USA, 2013)
US Premiere
Director - Jeremy Sauliner, 90 mins

A classic American revenge story, BLUE RUIN follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

COHERENCE (USA, 2013)
World Premiere
Director - James Ward Byrkit, 89 mins

On the night a comet is passing near Earth, a dinner party takes an odd turn. When the power goes out, eight friends discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.

CONGRESS, THE (Israel, Germany, 2013)|
North American Premiere
Director - Ari Folman, 122 mins

Robin Wright (playing herself) receives the last offer she’ll ever get from a Hollywood studio in Ari Folman’s adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s classic scifi novel, and his follow-up to WALTZ WITH BASHIR.

GOLDBERG AND EISENBERG (Israel, 2013)
World Premiere
Director - Oren Carmi, 91 mins

A psychopath develops a dangerous obsession with a schlubby computer programmer.

GRAND PIANO (Spain, 2013)
World Premiere
Director - Eugenio Mira, 90 mins

A renowned concert pianist (Elijah Wood) returns to the stage for one final performance, only to become the target of a sadistic cat-and-mouse game with a faceless sniper (John Cusack).

HENTAI KAMEN: FORBIDDEN SUPER HERO (Japan, 2013)
Texas Premiere
Director - Yuichi FUKUDA, 105 mins

A new hero has arisen in Japan: One with fishnet stockings, a mankini, and a pair of women’s panties over his face. When conventional justice fails, make way for the Hentai Kamen.

MARUYAMA THE MIDDLE SCHOOLER (Japan, 2013)
North American Premiere
Director - Kankuro Kudo, 119 mins

A middle school student prone to wild daydreams devotes his waking hours to stretching and flexibility exercises with the ultimate goal of one day being able to lick his own penis.

MIRAGE MEN (United Kingdom, 2013)
North American Premiere
Director - John Lundberg, 85 mins

A mind-scrambling documentary that posits that popular myths about the existence of UFOs originated from a disinformation campaign by the U.S. government.

O’APOSTOLO (Spain, 2013)
Texas Premiere
Director - Fernando Cortizo, 87 mins

Gothic legends are brought to life by gorgeous stop-motion animation in this adult fantasy film from Spain.

OUR HEROES DIED TONIGHT (France, 2013)
North American Premiere
Director - David Perrault, 94 mins

Freshly returned home from a stint in the French Foreign Legion, Victor finds work as a reluctantly villainous masked wrestler in this marvelously crafted ode to film noir from first-time director David Perrault.

PATRICK (Australia, 2013)
North American Premiere
Director - Mark Hartley, 95 mins

Nurse Kathy Jaquard didn’t expect a lot of trouble on the coma ward but she gets more than she can handle when she meets the telekinetic Patrick in Mark Hartley’s remake of the Ozsploitation classic.

PROXY (USA, 2013)
US Premiere
Director - Zack Parker, 120 mins

American director Zack Parker delivers an unexpected, nasty little thriller about a woman whose life spins out of control following an attack on her unborn child.

SEPTIC MAN (Canada, 2013)
World Premiere
Director - Jesse Thomas Cook, 83 mins

An erstwhile plumber undergoes a hideous transformation when trapped inside a septic tank and tormented by the bizarre residents of his town’s sewage treatment plant.

TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE (Canada, 2013)
Austin Premiere
Director - Ric Bienstock, 82 mins

David Cronenberg narrates this fascinating documentary about the secret world of international organ trafficking.

WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL (Japan, 2013)
US Premiere
Director - Sion Sono, 126 mins

Things get insanely bloody when an inspiring film troupe known as The Fuck Bombers collide with a yakuza boss who wants to make a movie with his daughter, in Fantastic Fest veteran Sion Sono’s (LOVE EXPOSURE; SUICIDE CLUB) latest.

WITCHING & BITCHING (Spain, 2013)
US Premiere
Director - Alex de la Iglesia, 120 mins

Hit Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia (THE LAST CIRCUS) returns to Fantastic Fest with a hilarious and gory tale of thieves who find themselves in over their heads when faced with a coven of bloodthirsty witches.

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