“The human mirror” is part of the projections of the 48th edition of Sitges, International Fantastic Cinema Festival of Catalonia, on Thursday, October 15 at 4:30 p.m. will be screened in the Death Image Section of the festival in the Brigadoon Hall.
The Festival, which is held from October 9 to 18, presents a complete and plural sample of the different proposals and trends of genre cinema across the planet. Sitges 2015 brings together a mosaic formed by renowned firms with a long history in the genre, with emerging talents. The Festival - which in this edition adds a new hall and expands the number of screens - also becomes, this year, a focus of confluence of the Catalan film industry and opportunities for the proposals of productions raised by young filmmakers.
The programming of Sitges 2015 includes the most genuine terror in the world, represented by the latest North American productions and the fantastic emerging of countries that consolidate themselves as true powers of the genre; presents stimulating and transgressive proposals; shows the latest Asian trends of the fantastic and the new American B series, in addition to the complete Catalan harvest of the genre. The multidisciplinary nature of the Festival is completed with a wide range of sections that include a careful selection of documentaries and the best television series of the moment.
The 169 films that make up the Festival sections contain signatures of solid guarantee in the genre cinema and the most interesting proposals of the current cinema. This is the case of Alex van Warmerdam, Takashi Miike, S. Craig Zahler, Can Evrenol, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Marcin Wrona, Andrzej Zulawski, André Turpin, Robert Carlyle, Patricia Rozema, Cédric Anger, Ryoo Seung-wan, Terry Jones, Paolo Sorrentino , Charlie Kaufman, Takeshi Kitano, Rick Alverson, Joe Begos, Sebastian Schipper or Jaco Van Dormael, among others. The Festival screens will screen films full of faces known as Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Kurt Russell, Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Ewan McGregor, Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Keanu Reeves, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Taissa Farmiga Sam Rockwell, Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Elijah Wood, Robert Pattinson, Vincent Cassel, Joseph Fiennes, Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Ron Perlman, Mads Mikkelsen, Winona Ryder and Eva Green, among many others.
Sitges opens this year four initiatives aimed at projecting its role as a meeting point for Catalan industry and talent. On the one hand, Sitges Pitchbox was born as a tool of the Festival and the Filmarket Hub platform, which offers opportunities for possible productions of genre feature films and in which 170 projects have been registered. On the other, the Industry Meeting Point - installed in the Meliá Hotel - will share actions and initiatives of Catalan professionals and industrialists. At the same time, the Blood Window Red Carpet is also born this year as a panel of actors and actresses with international projection, selected by a jury made up of the Acadèmia del Cinema Català, the Catalan Association of Actors and Directors Professionals of Catalonia and professionals of the sector. Finally, the Festival opens in this edition the Sitges Campus 2015, a forum on the thriller made with the collaboration of Catalan universities and film schools.