On the heels of the successful Nikkatsu retrospective organized last year, the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal and the Fantasia International Film Festival are teaming up for a second year running to present the DJANGO PROJECT,a retrospective that traces a parallel history of the Western.
The DJANGO PROJECT retrospective will begin during the 17th Fantasia festival (July 18 to August 6) with a first section featuring five films: Massacre Time (Le colt cantarono la morte e fu… tempo di massacro, Lucio Fulci, 1966),They Call Me Trinity (Lo chiamavano Trinità…, Enzo Barboni, 1970), by the inventor of the Italian comedy Western, and its sequel, Trinity Is Still My Name (…continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità, Enzo Barboni, 1971), as well as two other films to be revealed later. It will continue during the 42nd edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma (October 9 to 20) with six films to be announced shortly and many other surprises linked to the retrospective.
Where pop art meets politics and class struggle in a time of outsized heroes, the retrospective will be the chance of a lifetime to discover these hard-to-find classics, still as current and relevant as the day they appeared. A journey for fans of leather and sweat, ugly mugs and wide-open spaces, brutes and thugs – a world devoid of morals and codes of honour.
The first five films presented during Fantasia will be screened at the Cinémathèque québécoise. Fantasia 2013 pass-holders will benefit from a 10% discount on the FNC 2013 pass upon presentation of their pass at the FNC ticket counter.