Bertrand Bonello: “Gérardmer makes me want to reopen cinemas to prevent people from going crazy”


INTERVIEW – The director of Saint Laurent and of Zombie Child has agreed to be the president of the jury for this exceptional digital edition of the Fantastic Film Festival, which takes place from January 27 to 31. According to him, “The cultural sector is very damaged without anyone knowing yet how“.

This year, the 28th edition of the Gérardmer Fantastic Film Festival will unfortunately not take place in the heart of the famous Vosges ski resort. Pandemic obliges … However, with inventiveness and determination, the organizers of the event did not give up.

Carnivorous grasshoppers, werewolves in the Pyrenees … the selection of films presented online will try to show that French directors are no longer afraid of being “bad” by taking up the themes of fantasy and horror cinema ( as Hitchcock once did with The birds), without giving in to the sirens of the B series. A must-see event for fans of the genre, Gérardmer wants to herald a new penchant for the hemoglobin of French cinema with in particular two French productions in competition, Teddy and The Cloud. After Asia Argento, it’s the turn of filmmaker Bertrand Bonello ( The Apollonide: Memories of the brothel, Zombi Child) to be the president of the jury of this

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