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Once again this year, the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia returns to Sitges. A festival with a solid track record (this year 2023 will be its 56th edition) that has become, on its own merits, one of the most renowned film events in Europe.
This year's 2023 edition will take place between October 5 and 15 and, as always, many visitors are expected to arrive. If you're thinking about going to Sitges during the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, don't miss out on everything we tell you in this post.
What is the Sitges Film Festival?
This is the most important international event in the world specialized in fantastic cinema and, at the same time, the cultural event with the greatest media impact in Catalonia. Proof of this is the large number of top-level performers who have visited the festival in previous editions, such as David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Cameron Diaz, Viggo Mortensen, David Cronenberg, Guillermo del Toro and Susan Sarandon, among others.
When is the Sitges Film Festival held?
Without a doubt, this festival has become a must for all movie buffs and for those interested in learning about everything related to new trends and technologies applied to cinema and the audiovisual world. Thus, the city of Sitges will be dressed in its best clothes from October 5 to 15 to enjoy a few days of cinema and culture.
Themes and highlights of the Festival
This 2023 the festival will feature an international selection of horror, action and fantasy films. Films from various countries, such as France, Malaysia, Pakistan, Congo, Philippines and India will be screened. Also featured are titles such as "Late Night With The Devil," "Sleep," "Riddle of Fire," "Witchcraft," "When Evil Lurks," "Club Zero" and more.
Festival guests include notable figures of the fantasy genre such as Lamberto Bava, Mary Lambert, Charles Band and Lee Unkrich, who will participate in different events and presentations during the festival.
Sitges 2023: programming, sections and awards
The 56th edition of the festival will open next Thursday, October 5 with the premiere of "Hermana muerte", by Paco Plaza. The Official Selection will present the world premiere of "La ermita", directed by Carlota Pereda and starring Belén Rueda. The animated film "Robot Dreams" by Pablo Berger and "La espera" by F. Javier Gutiérrez, starring Ruth Díaz and Víctor Clavijo, will also be screened.
As for TV series, there will be a strong Spanish presence. Álex de la Iglesia will present the second season of "30 monedas" with Eduard Fernández and Najwa Nimri. Berto Romero will premiere his new series "El otro lado", focused on paranormal investigation. In addition, Amazon Prime Video will present "Romancero", directed by Tomás Peña and starring Alba Flores and Belén Cuesta.
If you want to find out all the information about the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival's program, trailers, activities and tickets, you can visit the Sitges Film Festival's official website.
Sitges Film Festival: where to stay
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