Fancine adds three titles and presents its educational project

The new edition of the Fantasy Film Festival of the University of Málaga keeps adding titles to the long programme that will start on 17th November. In this case, The Transfiguration, Creepy and The Open land at the festival presenting us with the most commercial horror films and at the same time the most unknown science fiction.

The Transfiguration is a portrait that mixes love and horror. Milo is a teenager from Queens, a New York neighbourhood. He is a 14 year old, lonely orphan that shelters himself in an apartment that he shares with his older brother, where he dedicates hours to his passion: watching vampire films. But when a new neighbour moves into the building, he begins to have previously unknown feelings towards people. The movie arrives to Fancine after participating in the Cannes Film Festival and in the Sitges Festival.

Michael O’Shea directed this horror drama, lead by Eric Ruffin (from The Good Wife). Chloe Levine, Larry Fessenden, Danny Flaherty and Anna Friedman are in the cast as well.

From the hands of the Japanese terror master, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, comes Creepy. Its main character, Takakura, is a detective that asks for help from Nogami, an old friend, to investigate the disappearance of a member of the family six years ago. Then, Takakura starts to enquire into the memories of Saki, the only survivor of the case. At the same time, he and his wife Yasuko receive an unexpected visit from Mio, the daughter of his neighbour Neshino, who will discover that the man living next door is not her father and that she does not know him at all.

The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Yutaka Maekawa, with a script written by Chihiro Ikeda (Mr. Home). The thriller stars Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masahiro Higashide, Haruna Kawaguchi and Teruyuki Kagawa, among others. The shooting took place in the suburbs of the Kantos region.

World war is upon us. Nevertheless, Stéphanie and André are preparing themselves to play tennis in the tournament without any kind of tennis balls. Marc Lahore directed The Open, the last entry to the festival, a personal drama set in a post-apocalyptic world.


On top of this, the festival will once again this year run an educational project that focuses on the younger ones. Launched eleven years ago, the initiative collaborates with the Andalucian Institute of Youth for secondary school students and with the Council for primary school students. The projects are accompanied by challenges for the students. The secondary school students will take part in an activity that has become a Fancine classics: the contest of Comics and Illustrations. Year after year, this competition contributes to giving a different and younger view of the fantasy world. The films chosen to celebrate the project this year are Tomorrowland andHotel Transilvania 2.