The 48th edition of the festival devoted to fantasy and terror will take place from 9th to 18th October
Oliver Stone, master of amphetamine mounting scourge of imperial and accommodative vision of an America pleased with themselves, with three Oscars to his credit five Golden Globes, will receive the honorary award “The Time Machine” in recognition of Throughout his career, in the forthcoming new edition of the Sitges Film Festival to be held from 9th to 18th October next.
The director of “Platoon” writer, “Born on July 4,” “born Murderers,” “JFK” and “Wall Street”, to name only some of his most outstanding films, “is a prolific and provocative filmmaker, both writer from his role as director, “says Angel Sala, director of the contest.
The 48th festival of Sitges, which seems dedicated to the great directors in addition to Stone recognize the grand prize of the contest, directors like Terry Jones, Nicolas Winding Refn, Andrzej Zulawski and Sion Sono.
Jones is virtually presentation. It is one of the founding members of the legendary group Monty Python British humor, director of memorable films like “Life of Brian”, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “The meaning of life”.
Winding Refn, director of “Drive” and “Only God Forgives” has a personal, nontransferable style, where the Apocalypse shakes hands with the murky atmosphere where violence lurks in each of the frames of his films. The Polish director Andrzej Zulawski, author of unforgettable titles for the generation of the seventies, like “The important thing is love” (1975), starring Romy Schneider and Fabio Testi, also directed, “Possession” (1981) an unusual film where the pure terror passed through the sieve of a woman, played by Isabelle Adjani.
Poker great filmmakers who will visit this year Sitges is completed by the prolific director (and poet) Japanese Sion Sono, who is credited with titles like “Suicide Club” and other films own delusional universe. Sono also present in Sitges his last two films: “Tag, Love and Peace” and “The virgin psychics”.
The festival will continue with their avalanche of awards and awarded another “time machine” Rick Baker, one of the biggest names in the world of makeup and special effects, which has participated in such films as “King Kong,” “Men in black” or “Hellboy”, to name just three of their own. The zombies in “Thriller” were also responsible for Baker.
More awards of a festival as Sitges, endlessly rich in awards, in this 48th edition more so. The event, led by Ángel Sala pay tribute to the actress Rossana Yanni Argentina, at which the award will be presented Nosferatu. Yanni was during the sixties and seventies a favorite actress to directors specialists transgression as Jesus Franco and Amando Ossorio. In the Brigadoon section of the contest, the free section, “Count Dracula’s Great Love” by Javier Aguirre, and “Besame monster” Jesus Franco, both starring Yanni will be screened.
The prolific actor Simon Yam, star of nearly two hundred films made in Hong Kong, will receive, for its part, Maria award. Yam is a regular film of John Woo, Ringo Lam and Johnnie To, directors whose films are common in Sitges.