Fantastic Sitges

This Friday is going to be the kick-off of the 2013 Sitges Film festival. Each year we are there; it is a great opportunity to watch new films, have the chance to hear talks and movie presentations by their directors and actors, and (certainly not the least) walk around Sitges and its fabulous all-white-houses streets and seaside.

Sitges is a fantastic/thriller/horror/sci-fi oriented festival; some of the films that have won the best movie award there are Brick, with a young (and cute!) Joseph Gordon Levitt, the classic sci-fi approach of Moon or a vampire new cult movie Let the right one in (there was a wonderful remake with Chloe Moretz!).

It also includes some of the best Asian and animation films. We had the chance a few years ago to watch Summer wars, or for instance this year, the last Miyazaki’s movie ever will be presented. We also love the Korean movies that are always featured in Sitges, like the last movies of Jon Bong Hoo, Park Chan Wok (he was so very nice in person! we were excited to meet him) or Kim-ki duk to name our favorites :)

We will certainly be in Sitges again this weekend, spending a great time talking about movies with our friends and enjoying the Mediterranean breeze!

Sitges - The cat, you and us

Sitges in film; we usually take analogue pictures during the festival.

Sitges - The cat, you and us Dani and Albert - The cat, you and us

The boys hanging out between movies.

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This is the way from one theater to the main festival building, not complaining right? :)

Anna taking pictures in Sitges - The cat, you and us

Anna is wearing a Sitges film festival backpack; King Kong is the festival’s icon.

quadrades_3 quadrades_2 Albert, Anna and Dani papparazzi - The cat, you and us

Just like paparazzis ready for the red carpet.

Red carpet - The cat, you and us Sitges awards - The cat, you and us

Viggo Mortensen was there on 2009 to present The Road.

Sitges 2013 movie list - The cat, you and us

These are the movies that we are going to watch this year (clockwise): Grand Piano – Elijah Wood as a professional pianist, The Zero Theorem – The new Terry Gilliam with Tarantino’s favorite Christoph Waltz, The world’s end – British comedy, yei!, A glimpse inside the mind of Charles Swan III – Bill Murray, no need to say more about why we are going to this one, Much ado about nothing – Joss Whedon doing a Shakespeare, ohmy!, The returned – Zombies, a classic theme in Sitges, The lesson of the evil – The new Takashi Miike, he is going to be there for our enjoyment, and the Surprise session – We have a little hunch that is going to be the one fading behind, can you tell our guessing?Have you already seen any of this? What do you think about them?

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  1. Jane Y. ADDS...

    i was so bummed when news broke of miyazaki’s retirement. this film festival sounds neat and so great to hear that animation and korean movies are also represented!

    7th October 2013
    • We reply...

      Unfortunately this year our schedule does not allow any Korean movie (we love them!) but let’s cross fingers that our guessing for the surprise session is correct and changes that! :) Have you already seen Miyazaki’s the Wind rises?

  2. Mariko ADDS...

    I would love to attend Sitges one day. We have a similar festival here in Montreal called Fantasia which has given me many happy memories.

    7th October 2013
    • We reply...

      Oh how great that you have a similar in Montreal and Fantasia is a great name indeed! :)

  3. Albert ADDS...

    Yuhu! 3 days to go! Serà interessant veure la inauguració, al menys per mi és la primera vegada, a veure que fan! Haig d’imprimir les entrades!!!

    Tic tac, tic tac…

    8th October 2013
    • We reply...

      Sí, també serà la nostra primera inauguaració, quina emoció! Ja teniu preparada la coixinera? ;)

  4. Fiona ADDS...

    How fun, I love discovering new movies and your analogue photos are to die for too!
    Be sure to share which films you loved :)

    8th October 2013
    • We reply...

      Thanks!!! We will share our favorite ones after the festival (and the winners which may not be the same :P)

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