Festivals: Neuchâtel Fantastic

International Genre Focused Hub 'Fantastic Pavilion' to Launch at Marche du Film at Cannes

Variety had the exclusive yesterday, an announcement of the creation of Fantastic Pavilion, "... a significant booth and exhibition space located at the Cannes Marché du Film in the Palais des Festivals".    Announced this week during Ventana Sur in...

Neuchâtel Fantastic Announces Their NIFFF ON TOUR Programme

Our friends at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival have announced the first screenings as part of their NIFF on Tour programme.   The tour kicks off at the EPFL Pavilions in Lausanne, Switzerland, with free screenings of Blaise Harrison's...

Neuchâtel 2022: Original Films Sweep Awards, Record Attendance Reported

The 2022 edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival draws to a close tonight with the awarding of jury prizes and the report of record attendance at Switzerland's premiere genre film event. Per the official release: "For the first...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: I AM WHAT I AM From China, BEAUTIFUL BEINGS From Iceland

If Saturday is alright for fighting, as Elton John once claimed, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival suggests watching movies, instead. The festival's final day of screenings features all kinds of recommended titles, including Something in the Dirt, Maika, Freaks...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: Adrian Teh and THE ASSISTANT, Monia Chokri and BABYSITTER, Lee Jang-Hoon and MIRACLE

Traditionally, Friday marks the end of the working week for much of the world, to which we say: "Bah!" Here at Screen Anarchy, Friday marks the beginning of renewed cinematic opportunities to feast on genre goodness from all parts of...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: SISSY Plus More Promising Films

We're at the halfway point in our coverage of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland, which means we catch our collective breath and take a look around at all the gorgeous scenery that surrounds us. By which I...

Neuchâtel 2022 Review: SHIN ULTRAMAN, Old School Kaiju Meets New School Thinking

Writer Anno Hideaki and director Higuchi Shinji ('Shin Godzilla') team up again to reboot the venerable 60s television series for the modern day. It's a lot of fun.

Neuchâtel 2022 Review: LEIO, Very Hungry Mega Giant Butterfly Lizard

Directed by Chalit Krileadmongkol and Chitpol Ruanggun, the Thai monster movie stars Pichaya Nitipaisalkul, Dhanantorn Neerasingh, and Gena Desouza.

Neuchâtel 2022 Review: BAD CITY, Come for the Gangsters, Stay for the Fights

Ozawa Hitoshi stars in a Yakuka thriller, directed by Sonomura Kensuke.

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: PUSSYCAKE, FREAKS OUT, Thai Monster, Japanese Gangsters

Reviews are popping as many people return to work (?!) today, but around Screen Anarchy headquarters, we're still obsessed with the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland, which is at its midpoint. Before we move on to today's highlights,...

Neuchâtel 2022 Review: YEAR OF THE SHARK (L'ANNÉE DU REQUIN) Resets Shark Expectations

Marina Foïs, Jean-Pascal Zadi and Christine Gautier wage maritime war against a big fish in a snappy shark feature, directed by Ludovic Boukherma and Zoran Boukherma.

Neuchâtel 2022 Review: ASHKAL, Fire Without End

If a person sets themselves alight and no one sees it, does the act lose its meaning? Is a half-built housing complex still a potential home, or a constant reminder of impermenance? Can justice be served only through the law,...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: SALOUM and YEAR OF THE SHARK on a Manic Monday

On its fourth day, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland continues debuting new genre films -- notably the world premiere of French thriller Year of the Shark, which is very good, and which I'll detail in my review,...

Neuchâtel 2022 Review: DAY ZERO, Battling Filipino Zombies With a Purpose

Brandon Vera, Pepe Herrera, MJ Lastimosa and Joey Marquez star in director Joey De Guzman's fresh action-horror thriller.

Neuchâtel 2022 Review: DEMIGOD: THE LEGEND BEGINS, Epic Battles in Sprawling Puppet Adventure

Chris Huang Wen-chang directs a classic martial arts fantasy from Taiwan.

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: DECISION TO LEAVE, DAY ZERO, DUAL Brighten Sunday

Without overhyping things, today may be the greatest day in the history of mankind. I say that because the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival will be screening one fantastic film after another. Granted, the festival is taking place in Switzerland,...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: SOMETHING IN THE DIRT, HYPOCHONDRIAC, SHIN ULTRAMAN

As we head full-bore into the weekend, after Canada Day and before Independence Day, our friends in Switzerland are focusing on presenting wonderful genre films to fully engage the hearts and minds of wise local citizens and discerning visitors. Today's...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: THE FIVE DEVILS (LES CINQ DIABLES) Starts Off Swiss Fantastic Film Event

Kicking off tonight, the 21st edition of Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival brings cinematic genre goodness to the heart of Switzerland. The festival bills itself as "the Swiss event for fantastic film, Asian cinema & digital creation" and, having already...

Neuchâtel 2022: Swiss Genre Fest Presents LGBTIQ+ Retrospective SCREAM QUEER

We appreciate that more attention is being given to LGBTIQ+ culture in genre cinema. Of all of the areas in genre cinema that need a boost it is this one. In theory you draw more attention to it, you give it...

Neuchâtel 2021 Review: TIDES (aka. THE COLONY)

This year the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival had a treat for the locals programmed in at the end: the International première of Swiss film-maker Tim Fehlbaum's apocalyptic science fiction action drama Tides (soon to be released state-side as The...