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 in film; we usually take analogue pictures during the festival.
The boys hanging out between movies.
This is the way from one theater to the main festival building, not complaining right? :)
Anna is wearing a Sitges film festival backpack; King Kong is the festival’s icon.
Just like paparazzis ready for the red carpet.
Viggo Mortensen was there on 2009 to present The Road.
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?