Fantasia 2007: my picks (reviewed after Day -2)
Couple of news, before the official website even releases them...
- A Mob Story and Dead Air (not on site anymore, but still in the programme), both slated for Saturday, July 21st, were canceled, according to a poster, as seen in the background of this random picture of Daniel plus fan. (While this is surely impossible b/c of royalties, I hope that they can replace with a HK movie like Ming Ming, which has an extraordinary score loaded with artists from HK alternative label People Mountain People Sea, such as Pixeltoy and at17.)
- Yellow Fellas is the only free movie of the festival, on a first-come first-served basis (YouTube trailer). Added coolness, we bumped into the director, Tetsuro Shigematsu, while waiting in line, and he confirmed the oddity of the free screening.
Friends' Fantasia list:
Now, the following is the actual tickets lineup and numbers between square brackets were the number of tickets already sold Tuesday July 3rd (first day tickets go on sale) at 7:30PM, time we bought our ticks at, according to that seemingly-but-not-random number on ticket, to give you an idea of the affluence to certain movies.
Capacity of theatres: (H) Hall Theatre: 720 seats; (C) DB Clarke: 380 seats; (S) J.A. De Sève: 173 seats. Source: Fantasia 2003 + Concordia.
Thu Jul 5: Tekkon Kinkreet (H) 7:00PM ;
Fri Jul 6: Dog Bite Dog (S) 11:55PM ;
Sat Jul 7: Yellow Fellas (C) 5:05PM (free - no ticks available); The Banquet (H) 6:45PM ;
Sun Jul 8: Diary (S) 9:40PM ;
Wed Jul 11: After This Our Exile (S) 9:25PM ;
Fri Jul 13: The Matrimony (S) 4:40PM ;
Sat Jul 14: 13 Beloved (H) 7:00PM ; Isabella (S) 9:15PM ;
Tue Jul 17: Exiled (H) 7:30PM ;
Thu Jul 19: Beijing Bubbles (C) 7:20PM ;
Fri Jul 20: Hong Kong Noir + In The Mood For Doyle (C) 5PM ; Silk (S) 9:25PM ;
Sun Jul 22: The World Sinks Except Japan (H) 7:40PM ; Yobi the Five-Tail Fox (H) 12:00PM .
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