Fantastic Fest Adds Last Two Titles
Follow-up to FF fave The Lure joins list
By Richard Whittaker,
10:00AM, Mon. Sep. 17, 2018
Just when Fantastic Fest made us think they'd locked their lineup, here come two late-addition titles for the genre-friendly film festival.
The big news for FF regulars is that director Agnieszka Smoczyńska returns with her second feature, Fugue, a follow-up to her 2016 audience favorite The Lure, which makes its North American premiere.
However, the festival has also added another world premiere, to add to those in waves one, two, and three. The Perfection, the orchestral thriller by Girls regular director Richard Shepard (Dom Hemingway, The Matador. Starring Allison Williams (Girls, Get Out), the script was also written by Shepard, and produced by Miramax.
Fantastic Fest 2018 runs Sept. 20-27. Info and tickets at www.fantasticfest.com.
We'll have more on the festival, including news, reviews, and interviews, at www.austinchronicle.com/fantastic-fest. Now here's the full scoop on those last-minute additions:
FUGUED: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, 2018, North American Premiere, 100 min.
A woman tries to reconnect with her family after being lost in a fugue state for several years in Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s follow-up to Fantastic Fest favorite, The Lure.
THE PERFECTIOND: Richard Shepard
USA, 2018, World Premiere, 90 min.
In Attendance – Director Richard Shepard, Actors Allison Williams and Logan Browning
A former cello prodigy (Allison Williams) seeks out both her mentor (Steven Weber) and his new star pupil (Logan Browning) with enigmatic intent in this twisty and undeniably twisted midnighter.