Fantasia Film Festival Announces Second Wave of Films—The Suicide Squad to Premiere

| Jun 23, 2021
Fantasia Film Festival Announces Second Wave of Films--The Suicide Squad to Premiere 1

As we’re still collectively processing the TIFF news, the Fantasia Film Festival decided to announce today the second wave of films for their 25th edition, comprised of virtual and in-person screenings, “on-demand library, panels, and workshops, taking place from August 5th to August 25th.”  

The festival will be accessible across Canada, geo-locked to the country, and will maintain unique film admittance quantities in line with the cinema experience. First up is the hotly anticipated The Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn, which will premiere August 4th, in-person at Montreal’s Imperial Theatre. The film will then release to the general public on August 6th.

On August 5, Fantasia will officially open with the world premiere of previously announced Québec production, Julien Knafo’s BRAIN FREEZE. Here is the list of the following films announced:

  • INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: Love, Life and Goldfish
  • WORLD PREMIERE: Martyrs Lane
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: Poupelle of Chimney Town
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
  • WORLD PREMIERE: #BLUE_WHALE
  • WORLD PREMIERE: Yakuza Princess
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: It’s a summer film
  • WORLD PREMIERE: Ghosting Gloria
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: Voice of Silence
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: JIGOKU-NO-HANAZONO ~ OFFICE ROYALE
  • INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: Hotel Poseidon
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: Sakura
  • WORLD PREMIERE: Stanleyville
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Hello! Tapir
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Back to the Wharf
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: The Slug
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: The Story of Southern Islet
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: Tiong Bahru Social Club
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
  • WORLD PREMIERE: You Can’t Kill Me
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: Pompo: The Cinéphile
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: Satoshi Kon, The Illusionnist
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: The Spine of Night
  • QUEBEC PREMIERE: Cryptozoo
  • Junk Head
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: The Beta Test
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Broadcast Signal Intrusion
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Collectors
  • NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: Dreams on Fire
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Georama Boy Panorama Girl
  • QUEBEC PREMIERE: Hold Me Back
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Mother Schmuckers
  • QUEBEC PREMIERE: ORA, ORA, BE GOIN’ ALONE
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Prisoners of the Ghostland
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Sexual Drive
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Strawberry Mansion
  • CANADIAN PREMIERE: Time

The 25th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival will be presented by Videotron in collaboration with Desjardins and will be made possible thanks to the financial assistance of the Government of Quebec, SODEC, Telefilm Canada, the City of Montreal, the Conseil des arts of Montreal and Tourisme Montréal.

A final wave of Fantasia 2021 titles will be announced in late July, with ticket sales commencing shortly afterwards.

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