Nicolas Cage will receive a career tribute award at the 2023 Fantasia Film Festival, organizers announced on Thursday.
Fantasia has previously presented an international premiere for sympathy for the devil, in which Cage stars and director Yuval Adler reunites with Joel Kinnaman afterwards The secrets we keep. As part of this screening, North America’s largest genre festival honors Cage in Montreal this year’s Cheval Noir award for his career achievements after a four-decade career in Hollywood, including acting in films Leaving Vegas, bringing out the dead, Con Air, Face/Off And Wild at heart.
Fantasia also concludes its 27th edition We are zombies, from the Canadian cult film collective RKSS, led by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell. Megan Peta Hill, Alexandre Nachi and Derek Johns star in the lead roles.
Fantasia has also booked world premieres for director Mark H. Rapaport’s comedy Discomfort in its final cast announcements Hippo, Lim Sun-aes Mrs. Apocalypse and John Rosmans New lifeabout a mysterious woman (Hayley Erin) on the run and a fixer, played by Sonya Walger, who is tasked with apprehending her.
There are also first glimpses of Mary Dauterman’s feature film debut in Montreal booger, Austin Jennings’ eight eyes And The moon, the sky and you a feature film debut from director Hei Yau Lin about high school lovers fighting a killer organization.
The Fantasia Film Festival had already announced that it would open its 27th edition with Pascal Plante’s opening red rooms, a French-language thriller about a woman’s obsession with a startling case of a serial killer. The genre picture that plays the main role Maxwell McCabe-Lokos and Juliette Gariépy will make a North American premiere in Montreal after bowing out in competition in Karlovy Vary.
The Fantasia Festival takes place in Montreal from July 20th to August 9th.