Dir. David Leitch, Chad Stahelski
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre".
Dir. Cody Kennedy, Tim Rutherford
The Last Video Store
The crew behind Edmonton’s DEDFest and cult video store The Lobby bring you this histrionic tidal wave of VHS nostalgia, featuring robots, evil corporations, a killer theme song and guest-FX by Astron-6’s Steve Kostanski.
Director Tim Rutherford LIVE in attendance!
When Li Xianje's beautiful girlfriend dies in a tragic accident, he attempts to harness his Temporal Dilation Disorder in order to travel back in time and save her!
Dir. Héléne Cattet, Bruno Forzani
LET THE CORPSES TAN
On a beautiful corner of the Mediterranean, Rhino and his men take refuge after the robbery of 250 kilograms of gold. The plan is simple: Wait and split. But some unwanted visitors are about to turn this idyllic corner into a bloodbath.
LOVE AND PEACE
Fantastic Fest staple Shion Sono returns once again with a deeply personal (and expectedly odd) film about a lonely businessman with dreams of punk rock stardom and his best friend, a turtle.
In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
Yayo Herrero's directorial debut is a couple's nightmare journey into the heart of darkness. A superlative horror parable, this shocking film is an indictment of modern history, war and the difficulties of reconciliation. It is a story for our times.
Dir. Y.K. Kim, Park Sang-Woo
The legendary long-lost '80s thunder-rager! Martial arts rock band Dragon Sound throw down in the ultimate conflict against an army of cocaine-powered motorcycyle ninjas. The BEST unseen movie in HISTORY!
MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN
An impossibly personal portrait of unique filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn over the course of the shooting/release of his 2013 film ONLY GOD FORGIVES.
NARCO CULTURA is a graphically disturbing documentary that examines the parallels between the Mexican drug war and the increasingly popular musical style of narcocorridos (drug ballads).
THE NIGHT COMES FOR US
A former triad enforcer must protect a young girl while trying to escape his former gang, setting off a violent battle on the streets of Jakarta.
A teen hoodlum in Copenhagen becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Painstakingly hand-drawn by a single animator over four years, this saturated slice of lo-fi sci-fi pulp recalls both Moebius and Miyazaki as it ambitiously realizes an eclectic post-apocalyptic future populated by lion-men, brain-leeching slugs and Saturday Morning Cartoon villainy, the latter most memorably personified by the sublimely named Dr. Mindskull.
As Japanese police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as internal strife in director Takeshi Kitano’s OUTRAGE, has now become a nationwide war in his latest film OUTRAGE BEYOND.
Detective Ronald Plasmeyer has a problem in need of a solution: A ten thousand Euro debt to the Chinese mafia. Plan A didn’t work. Plan B made things much, much worse. Now it’s time for Plan C.
Dir. Erwin van de Eshof, Martijn Smits
Festival favorite Huub Smit (New Kids Nitro; New Kids Turbo; Bros Before Hos) stars as a Dutch cop raised on far too many American action films in this outrageous action comedy.
A small time drug dealer gets in way over his head when a big deal goes bad in Luis Prieto’s British remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's debut feature film.