Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2017 official selection’s first titles have been revealed. The festival will explore the many worlds of the fantastic genre through debut films, emerging directors and genre gems filled with robots, zombies, spaceships and fascinating theories on a future still to be built, as anticipated in the image of this year’s official poster created by Lorenzo LRNZ Ceccotti.
Trieste Science+Fiction Festival will present the American science-fiction thriller Beyond Skyline – an Italian première – directed by Liam O’Donnell, starring Frank Grillo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War”, “The Shield”, “Prison Break”) in the role of detective Mark Corley at the rescue of his son, kidnapped by an alien warship. Also, the Russian blockbuster Salyut-7 (2017) directed by Klim Shipenko, a passionate chronicle of the most adventurous mission in the history of space exploration (soon to be distributed in Italy by Blue Swan Entertainment).
Trieste will also screen the Italian première of two very anticipated French films: the post-apocalyptic Hostile, directed by Mathieu Turi and produced by Xavier Gens (“Frontiers”, “The Divide”), which will be distributed in Italy by Twelve Entertainment, and Alone by “Them” director David Moreau, an adaptation of the well-known comics series about a group of teenagers who wake up to realize they are the only survivors in a desert world (to be distributed in Italian theatres by Draka).
The other Italian premières: the sci-fi-medical thriller Replace, shot in Canada by German director Norbert Keil, written by Richard Stanley and starring Barbara Crampton (“Body Double”, “Re-Animator”, “The Lords of Salem”) and Rebecca Forsythe as an amnesic young woman whose skin starts aging too quickly; the captivating thriller about space-time paradoxes Hurok – Loop by Hungarian director Isti Madarász, already very well received in some of the best genre film festivals in the world; and the African fable on life and death Kati Kati by Kenian director Mbithi Masya.