Some truly strange and brilliant cinematic offerings are making their way to town courtesy of the Fantastic Film Festival Australia. An ode to cult and arthouse cinema from around the world, you can watch a selection of some odd albeit brilliant films next month. Set to take place at Lido Cinemas in Melbourne, this festival is on from April 21 until May 6.
The Fantastic Film Festival
Cinephiles are in for a treat with the organisers scouring the globe for some truly remarkable films. The festival opens with the first screening of the highly anticipated film, The Northman. The action-packed viking drama is helmed by acclaimed Director Robert Eggars (The Witch, The Lighthouse) and stars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman and Anya Taylor-Joy. Tickets include drinks and a DJ performance prior to the film screening at midnight.
Sundance darling We’re All Going to the World’s Fair — a mysterious coming-of-age and horror story about a teen who immerses herself in a role-playing horror game online is also a part of the line-up. Other highlights include a screening of The Full Monty where the audience is encouraged to watch the movie in the nude to fully embrace it’s message and spirit.
A 4K restoration of the 1981 cult film Possession plus sci-fi western fantasy flick After Blue are on the cards as well. The festival will close with New York Ninja, a movie that was on shot in 1984 but not released until 2021.
Festival goers can expect a total of 22 feature films, 8 shorts and a number of special events including talks with filmmakers. Find more information about the program plus ticket details here.