Trieste Science+Fiction announces the first titles of the programme of the 15th edition of the international science fiction festival, taking place between the 3rd and the 8th November.
In the international competition, the following films will have their Italian premières:
Turbo Kid, a passionate and post-apocalyptic homage to the 1980s, from the Canadian directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell, selected at Sundance Film Festival; Howl, by Paul Hyett, a creature-movie from the multi-award winning British makeup artist known for The Descent, Doomsday and Unknown; Der Polder, a Swiss-German film by Julian M. Grünthal and Samuel Schwartz, which explores the boundaries between reality and video games; and Crumbs, the first science fiction film shot and produced in Ethiopia, directed by Miguel Llansó, at once epic, surrealist, pop culture and a critique of globalisation.
And previews of these films (which have already secured distribution in Italy) will also be shown:
The Brand New Testament from the Belgian cinéaste Jaco van Dormael, known for The Eighth Day and Mr. Nobody. The film was presented at Directors’ fortnight in Cannes and has already grossed highly in France (distributed by I Wonder Pictures and Unipol Biografilm Collection, it comes out on the 26th November). Also screening will be Stung (distributed by Movies Inspired), the first film from Benni Diez, who previously worked on the special effects in Melancholia, by Lars von Trier. In the debut film, a garden party is transformed into a fantasy horror set, as wasps turn into giant predators.