L'Etrange Festival Unveils Complete Lineup!
Brian and Shelagh will be covering this year's festival so keep an eye out for their coverage!
L'ÉTRANGE FESTIVALCOMPLETE LINE-UP19th EDITION / 5 - 15 September 2013 / FORUM DES IMAGES Paris, France - August 29, 2013L'Étrange Festival - a unique event bringing filmgoers a fascinating roster of provocative and eye-opening films - is thrilled to announce the line-up for its 19th edition, September 5 - 15, 2013 in Paris, France.The 2013 line-up continues the tradition of highlighting emerging talent, paying homage to independent-minded filmmakers and featuring a truly diverse program that includes cutting-edge works, outlandish genre movies, lost masterpieces, innovative shorts...L'Étrange Festival is often regarded as the most "exciting cultural event of the Fall season in France" and is attended by over 17 000 rabid moviegoers each year.EXPECT THE UNEXPECTEDOver the course of eleven days, more than 80 features will screen at L'Étrange Festival, among which 4 International Premieres, 3 European Premieres and more than 30 French Premieres such as English Revolution - A field in England by Ben Wheatley, We are what we are by Jim Mickle, Blue Ruin by Jeremy Saulnier, Big Bad Wolves by Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado, The Station by Marvin Kren or Dark Touch by Marina De Van and many high-profile Asian films such as Snowpiercer by Bong Joon-Ho, Why Don't You Play in Hell? by Sono Sion, Miss Zombie by Sabu aka Hiroyuki Tanaka or The Agent (The Berlin File) by Seung-wan Ryoo...INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONA record of 20 feature-length films have been selected for the NOUVEAU GENRE competition and will vie for a cash prize award amounting to the purchase of the French premium broadcast rights by Canal+ Cinema. See full list below. Last year, Norwegian film HEADHUNTERS by Morten TYLDUM won this prize. And in 2011, the prize went to BULLHEAD by Michael R. ROSKAM. Both films had their preview at L'Étrange Festival before being acclaimed by the public and critics.The same 20 feature-length films will also participate our second International Competition: The AUDIENCE AWARD.OTHER HIGH-PROFILE EVENTS INCLUDE a "CARTE BLANCHE" offered to the most audacious "électron libre" of French cinema, actor and filmmaker Albert DUPONTEL (Bernie, Le créateur, Enfermés dehors, Le vilain...) and to legendary former "Dead Kennedys" and political activist Jello BIAFRA. Jello BIAFRA will also perform "Ban Everything!" an exclusive sound & image live set with phenomenal crazy artists combo from Marseille Le Dernier Cri for L'Étrange Musique.Homages to James Bond Girls and Screen Queens Caroline MUNRO and Martine BESWICKA Focus dedicated to Art-Porn-Surrealism master Stephen SAYADIAN aka RINSE DREAMAn entire Night devoted to John Waters' muse, voluptuous DIVINEA striking "BAD GIRLS" NightAn INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION consisting of the most creative and innovative productions of the last 10 monthsAnd, last but not least, an unparalleled guest roster including such diverse talents as Marina De Van, Bong Joon-Ho, Katrin Gebbe, Jim Mickle, Jeremy Saulnier, Ben Wheatley, Guido Van Driel.ABOUT L'ETRANGE FESTIVALFounded in 1993 by music producer, film-freak and journalist Frédéric Temps, L'Étrange Festival is often regarded as "the most exciting cultural event of the Fal"l or "the only festival where you can run across the father of midnight movies and the father of slasher horror".Since its inception, L'Étrange Festival has showcased the most exciting examples of contemporary international cinema from every corner of the globe, ranging from provocative documentaries, mind-blowing experimental works, atypical art-house dramas, eccentric or subversive comedies, bizarre children's films, vintage Hollywood B-movies, European sleaze cinema, Japanese sexploitation and even mainstream movies that dare to go the extra mile.In the 19 years of its existence, L'Étrange Festival has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis by offering a fascinating and vivid immersion in cinema's wildest, darkest and most adventurous ventures, through a special batch of premieres, third-run oddities, performances, special events and workshops."L'Étrange Festival is unique, in that it is neither a traditional art-house nor a horror or fantastic film festival", says festival director Frédéric Temps. "We strive to show works that defy conventions and that challenges the expectations and definitions of their genres. In this respect, L'Étrange Festival adds another dimension to the movie-going experience which appeals to cult addicts, discerning connoisseurs, dedicated completists and regular movie goers alike".In years past the festival has been home to international, European and French premieres of SAMSARA (Ron Fricke), CITADEL (Ciaran Foy), BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (Peter Strickland), TAKE SHELTER (Jeff Nichols), DRIVE (Nicolas Winding Refn), GREETINGS TO THE DEVIL by (J.F Orozco), RUBBER (QuentinDupieux), FOUR LIONS (Chris Morris), BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL (Szabolcs Hajdu), BREATHLESS (Ik-june Yang), WARRIORS OF CHAOS (Tarek Ehlail & Matthias Lange), FIRST SQUAD - THE MOMENT OF TRUTH (Yoshiharu Ashino), MOON (Duncan Jones), MARY & MAX (Adam Elliot), THE GREAT ECSTASY OF ROBERT CARMICHAEL (Thomas Clay), MANDERLAY (Lars Von Trier), THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES (Stephen & Timothy Quay), NOTHING (Vincenzo Natali), TARNATION (Jonathan Caouette) and many more...The 2012 Festival closed with the International Premiere of Pete Travis' DREDD L'Étrange Festival's guest roster has included such ferociously independent talents as Kenneth Anger, Rutger Hauer, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Boyd Rice, Tobe Hooper, Eli Roth, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Nicolas Winding Refn, Roger Avary, Gaspar Noe, Bruce LaBruce, Uwe Boll, Marc Caro, Franco Nero, Hideo Nakata, Udo Kier, Norman Spinrad, Genesis P. Orridge, Kinji Fukasaku, Jack Hill, Shinya Tsukamoto, Takashi Miike, Paul Schrader, Diamanda Galas, Alexander Hacke, Mayo Thompson...L'ÉTRANGE FESTIVAL PARIS 2013,19th EDITION COMPLETE LINE-UPOPENING PERFORMANCEA pretty funny story short film by Evan MorganThe Agent (The Berlin File) by Seung-wan Ryoo (French Premiere) - introduced by Seung-beom RyuCLOSING FILMHaunter by Vincenzo Natali (French Premiere)INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION« Nouveau Genre » Prize & Audience Award (Unreleased & Previews)1- English Revolution - A Field in England by Ben Wheatley (French Premiere) - introduced by director2- The Rambler by Calvin Lee Reeder (French Premiere)3- We Are What We Are by Jim Mickle - introduced by director4- Blue Ruin by Jeremy Saulnier - introduced by director5- Why Don't You Play in Hell? by Sono Sion (French Premiere)6- Big Bad Wolves by Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado (French Premiere)7- The Station by Marvin Kren (European Premiere)8- Confession of Murder by Byeong-gil Jeong9- It's Such a Beautiful Day by Don Hertzfeldt10- The Agent by Seung-wan Ryoo (French Premiere) - introduced by Seung-beom Ryu11- Belenggu by Upi Avianto (French Premiere)12- The Resurrection of a Bastard by Guido Van Driel (French Premiere) - introduced by director13- The Man From the Future by Cláudio Torres (French Premiere)14- Omnivores by Oskar Roja (French Premiere)15- V/H/S 2 by Collective (French Premiere)16- The Major by Yury Bykov17- Ugly by Anurag Kashyap18- Contracted by Eric England (French Premiere)19- Wrong Cops by Quentin Dupieux20- Europa Report by Sebastián Cordero (French Premiere)UNRELEASED / PREVIEWS: Fic tion Films1- 9 Mois Ferme by Albert Dupontel - introduced by director2- Tik Tik Aswang Chronicles by Erik Matti (French Premiere)3- A Little Bit Zombie by Casey Walker (French Premiere)4- Blood C: The Last Dark by Naoyoshi Shiotani5- LesDdépravés by Philippe Barassat (World Premiere) - introduced by director & team6- The Last Supper by Lu Chan7- Frankenstein's Army by Richard Raaphorst (French Premiere)8- Miss Zombie by Sabu aka Hiroyuki Tanaka (European Premiere)9- Borgman by Alex Van Warmerdam10- El Santos VS La Tetona Mendoza by Alejandro Lozano & Andrés Couturier11- Dark Touch by Marina De Van (French Premiere) - introduced by director12- Wasteland by Rowan Athale13- Nothing Bad Can Happen by Katrin Gebbe - introduced by director14- Worm by Andrew Bowser (International Premiere)15- Bad Film by Sono Sion16- The Taking by Cezil reed & Lydelle Jackson (French Premiere)17- Found by Scott Schirmer (French Premiere)18- Ghost Graduation by Javier Ruiz Caldera (French Premiere)19- Northwest by Michael Noer20- Snowpiercer by Bong Joon-Ho - introduced by director along with Jean-Marc Rochette & Benjamin Legrand (authors of the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige on which the film is based).UNRELEASED / PREVIEWS: Doc umen tarie s1- That's Sexploitation by Frank Henenlotter (European Premiere)2- Death Metal Angola by Jeremy Xido (French Premiere)3- À l'est de L'enfer by Matthieu Canaguier (World Premiere) - introduced by director4- Rewind This by Josh Johnson (French Premiere)5- L'autre Monde (The Other World) by Richard Stanley (French Premiere) - introduced by director and Simon Boswell6- The Secret Glory by Richard Stanley - introduced by director and Simon Boswell7- The Final Member by Jonah Bekhor & Zach Math (French Premiere)A "CARTE BLANCHE" TO ALBERT DUPONTEL1- La Chienne by Jean Renoir2- Foolish Wives by Eric von Stroheim3- Elmer Gantry by Richard Brooks4- Star Suburb by Stéphane Drouot5; The Mystery of the Leaping Fish by John Emerson6- The Dentist by Leslie Pearce5- All That Jazz by Bob FosseA "CARTE BLANCHE" TO JELLO BIAFRA1- The Widower by Marcus Rogers + I love you...I'm the porn queen by Ani Kyd (French Premiere)2- Boat People by Ann Hui3- The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T by Roy Rowland4- Freak Orlando by Ulrike Ottinger5- Wesley Willis's Joy Rides by Chris Bagley & Kim Shively (French Premiere)PÉPITES DE L'ÉTRANGE / ODDITIES ON THE ROCKS1- Kanashimi no Belladonna by Eiichi Yamamoto (unreleased)2- La Torre de los siete jorobados by Edgar Neville3- Joe by John Advisen4- Amazon Women on the Moon by Joe Dante, John Landis...5- Nezha Nao Hai by Wang Shuchen6- Murder party by Jeremy Saulnier (French Premiere) - introduced by director7- Thunder in the Sun by Russell Rouse8- Parents by Bob Ballaban9- Blood diner by Jackie Kong10- Desperate Living by John WatersSTEPHEN SAYADIAN FOCUS1- Night dreams by Francis Delia (unreleased)2- Café Flesh by Stephen Sayadian (unreleased)3- Party doll A go-go! by Stephen Sayadian (French Premiere)4- Dr Caligari by Stephen Sayadian (French Premiere)AN HOMAGE TO MARTINE BESWICK1- Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde by Roy Ward Baker2- El Chuncho, Quien Sabe? by Damiano Damiani3- The penthouse by Peter CollinsonAN HOMAGE TO CAROLINE MUNRO1- The Golden Voyage of Sinbad by Gordon Hessler2- Maniac by William Lustig3- Starcrash by Luigi CozziA NIGHT DIVINE1- I am Divine by Jeffrey Schwarz (French Premiere)2- Polyester by John Waters (with Odorama!)3- Female Trouble by John Waters4- Lust in the Dust by Paul BartelBAD GIRLS Nig ht1- 009-1, The End of the Beginning by Koichi Sakamoto (International Premiere) - introduced by Mayuko Iwasa2- Stray Cat Rock : Sex Hunter by Yasuharu Hasebe (unreleased)3- A Gun for Jennifer by Todd Philips4- Caged Heat by Jonathan DemmeRETOUR DE FLAMMEcurated by Serge BrombergThe Most Dangerous Game by Ernest B. Schoedsack & Irving Pichel (restored version)FHAR, Gazolines, Pagode, Guy & Cointroduced by Lionel SoukazSHORT FILMS / INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION(Audience Choice & Canal+Award)41 films / 5 programsEXHIBITIONSCorps Psyché at Galerie Le Cabinet des curieuxLaurent Impéduglia / Caroline Sury at Galerie Arts factoryL'ÉTRANGE MUS IQUEJello Biafra & Le Dernier Cri present BAN EVERYTH ING ! (World Creation)A « Carte Blanche » to NETWORK AWESOME(hosted by Jason Forrest) on L'Étrange Festival websitehttp://networkawesome.com