Video: 2011

  • Fantastic Fest and Fandango Present : Patrik Syversen, Director of “You Said What?”
    Director Patrik Syversen, Producer Kjetil Omberg, Producer Terje Stromstad, and Actor Stig Frode Henriksen in attendance! Glenn has a problem. Arriving home early on his anniversary hoping to surprise his girlfriend with flowers he does exactly that. The problem is he also surprises the naked man whose nipples she has just covered with whipped cream. So now Glenn is sad. Luckily Glenn has a trio of very good friends. Good film-loving friends who offer Glenn a couch to sleep on and a plan to get him back on his feet. Back in the saddle, as it were. They shall organize an audition for a film that does not exist and they shall invite only women, women who will be told Glenn is a movie director to push them down the path to admiration and love. The problem, of course, comes when Glenn actually meets a woman he likes in one of the auditions and - desperate - to see her again offers her a part in a movie which does not actually exist, thereby forcing Glenn and his friends to actually make a movie or be exposed. Cue a comedy of errors that eventually leads to Peter Stormare standing on the back of a homemade paper mâché dragon shrieking "I am the King of Darkness!" If the opening of this film sounds familiar, that's because it should. Because YOU SAID WHAT is a film that very openly and explicitly lifts the premise of Takashi Miike's AUDITION and re-envisions it as a romantic comedy. It's an idea that could be disastrous in the wrong hands but brought to you by Patrik Syversen -- the director of Norwegian slasher MANHUNT -- and the producing team behind Nazi zombie comedy DEAD SNOW, YOU SAID WHAT proves to be a charmer -- a picture made by geeks for geeks that gets all the little details right. (Todd Brown)
  • Fantastic Fest and Fandango present: COMING AT YA! 3D
    Now that 3D is back, seemingly to stay, we return to the great 3D Boom of the '80s and the film that started the whole ball rolling, COMIN' AT YA!, now presented in a state of the art digital restoration. This is the 3D movie that does exactly what you want a 3D movie to do. It hits you with a ludicrous barrage of flying fists, flaming arrows, boobs, and everything else you can imagine - including a truly unforgettable 3D baby diaper changing scene. There's a contagious spirit of pure fun at work and when the film is over you'll want to get back in line and watch it all over again. Though it came at the tail end of the spaghetti western cycle, COMIN' AT YA! showcases the work of two of the leading lights in Italian westerns, Ferdinando Baldi and Tony Anthony. Baldi was a 30 year veteran of the Italian film industry and had produced credible serious westerns like TEXAS ADDIO, but he really found his true calling when he began working with American writer/ producer/actor Tony Anthony. The two came to specialize in humorous westerns that were as much Chuck Jones as Sergio Leone. In the wake of the spectacularly popular TRINITY films, Baldi and Anthony brought a sophisticated sense of film time and a mastery of screen gags that set them apart - Anthony in particular knows how to play it with just the right amount of seriousness. COMIN' AT YA! is particularly imaginative - their gags were given more room to roam with the addition of a third dimension. It's pure entertainment, which is exactly what Anthony and Baldi intended. And now the film looks better than they could have ever imagined with a stunning digital restoration. It's brighter, sharper and clearer than ever, so every 3D gag is seen in crystal clarity.
  • Fantastic Fest and Fandango Present : Festival Opening with Elijah Wood
  • Fantastic Fest and Fandango presents Introducing “EXTRATERRESTRIAL”
    Director Nacho Vigalondo, Producer Nahikari Ipiña, Actor Julián Villagrán, Director of Photography Jon D. Domínguez, and Art Director Idoia Esteban live in person! Julio wakes up with one hell of a hangover. As he gradually takes in his surroundings, it's obvious he's not in his own bed. He introduces himself to Julia, his apparent hookup from the night before, and they go through the typically awkward conversation. Julia is clearly trying to get him out of her apartment as soon as possible. But as he gathers his belongings they realize that things are much too quiet, even for a Sunday. A quick trip to the balcony reveals absolutely no one on the street. They gaze off into the distance and see a huge spaceship looming on the horizon. While they struggle to understand what they're seeing, Julia's neighbor Angel stops by. Angel brings news of the alien invasion, and it becomes apparent that he's obsessed with Julia and maybe even spying on the apartment. When Julia's live-in boyfriend Carlos comes home, things become even more complicated. The four acquaintances must try to find a way to survive threats from both outside and within, and maybe make some sense of their situation. Fantastic Fest favorite Nacho Vigalondo is back with his second feature film. EXTRATERRESTRIAL showcases Nacho's sure-handed direction and tight pacing, bringing the audience in and then keeping things moving steadily towards the conclusion. The acting is top-notch, bringing to life a witty, sharply-written script. Engaging and funny, EXTRATERRESTRIAL is a worthy follow up to 2007's wildly successful TIMECRIMES.
  • Fantastic Fest and Fandango presents Introducing “EXTRATERRESTRIAL”
    Director Nacho Vigalondo, Producer Nahikari Ipiña, Actor Julián Villagrán, Director of Photography Jon D. Domínguez, and Art Director Idoia Esteban live in person! Julio wakes up with one hell of a hangover. As he gradually takes in his surroundings, it's obvious he's not in his own bed. He introduces himself to Julia, his apparent hookup from the night before, and they go through the typically awkward conversation. Julia is clearly trying to get him out of her apartment as soon as possible. But as he gathers his belongings they realize that things are much too quiet, even for a Sunday. A quick trip to the balcony reveals absolutely no one on the street. They gaze off into the distance and see a huge spaceship looming on the horizon. While they struggle to understand what they're seeing, Julia's neighbor Angel stops by. Angel brings news of the alien invasion, and it becomes apparent that he's obsessed with Julia and maybe even spying on the apartment. When Julia's live-in boyfriend Carlos comes home, things become even more complicated. The four acquaintances must try to find a way to survive threats from both outside and within, and maybe make some sense of their situation. Fantastic Fest favorite Nacho Vigalondo is back with his second feature film. EXTRATERRESTRIAL showcases Nacho's sure-handed direction and tight pacing, bringing the audience in and then keeping things moving steadily towards the conclusion. The acting is top-notch, bringing to life a witty, sharply-written script. Engaging and funny, EXTRATERRESTRIAL is a worthy follow up to 2007's wildly successful TIMECRIMES.
  • FF Debates 2011: David Zellner challenges his brother
  • FF Debates 2011: Dominic Monaghan Accepts Elijah Wood’s Challenge
  • FF Debates 2011: “Fuck Nasa” Hunter accepts Andy Howell’s challenge
  • FF Debates 2011: Elijah Wood Challenges Dominic Monaghan