Seven Weeks (dir. Obayashi Nobuhiko, 2014)
Far and away the film we are most excited about is the world premiere of Seven Weeks, the new film from the director of cult classic Hausu.
The title refers to the period of time before a soul is laid to rest following a person's death. The description for the film talks of a family reunion to mourn the death of its 92-year-old patriarch, and the arrival of a mysterious woman whose relationship to the elderly man may unveil some dark secrets about his past.
While there is no indication of the tone or genre of this 3-hour opus, judging by the director's previous work we are in for a unique and hugely entertaining treat. The world premiere of Seven Weeks closes the festival on Sunday, 2nd March.