NIFFF 2017 Unveils Its Full Line-Up!


This years events at Neuchâtel are just days away, further adding to the summer film festival furor with a number of competing titles and international screenings. Acclaimed filmmaker Miike Takashi will surely be on hand for some of his own work in recent memory including The Mole Song: Hong Kong Cappriccio, Blade Of The Immortal, and the world premiere of JoJo's Bizzare Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable (don't forget some of our earlier reporting on his films during Cannes as good a year it is to be a Miike fan).

Other new and/or prominent titles in the line-up include and aren't limited to Cambodian martial arts hit comedy, Jailbreak, upcoming horror romp Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight, hit South Korean thriller The Merciless, the Millott/Murnion-directed Bushwick, Chang's Jackie Chan-produced Reset and S.S. Rajamouli's epic action sequel, Baahubali: The Conclusion among others...

Fourteen days and counting! Read onward below with the trailer playlist included, and hit up the official website for more information!

NIFFF 2017: ANNOUNCING THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMME

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (30 June – 8 July 2017) unveils the official selection for its 17th edition. The diverse programme offers an overview of the global trends in fantasy films. This year, Japan will be given the spotlight, first with the attendance of Miike Takashi - who will be presenting the world premiere of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - but also with our tribute to the late master Suzuki Seijun, whose works will be celebrated through a retrospective composed of 10 beautiful, provocative films. As a springboard for a new generation of Swiss filmmakers, the NIFFF is also looking forward to showcasing the best of our national cinema. Finally, one should not forget to mention the enduring success of the NIFFF EXTENDED, a series of events which posit that the fantasy genre is a cradle for multidisciplinary reflection and innovation.
The NIFFF’s 17th edition in numbers 
With a total budget of CHF 2,055,000, the NIFFF 2017 will last for 9 days, show films in 5 locations including an open air area, for a combined capacity of 2,140 seats. 94 feature films and 59 short films from 43 different countries will be shown, for a total of 151 screenings. Among them are 10 world premieres, 6 international premieres, 3 European premieres and 54 Swiss premieres. 75 conferences and public meetings are also programmed. 
International competition

A DARK SONG
Liam Gavin, Ireland/UK, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Ice-Chilling Supernatural Epiphany

LE MANOIR
Tony T. Datis, France, 2017 – International Premiere
Bloody Funny Ghost House

BEFORE WE VANISH
Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Japan, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Encounters of The Spooky Kind

MON ANGE
Harry Cleven, Belgium, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Tragic Love Story

BITCH
Marianna Palka, USA, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Desperate Housewife Psycho-Thriller

MON MON MON MONSTERS
Giddens Ko, Taiwan, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Bitter Lesson of Humanity

BUSHWICK
Cary Murnion & Jonathan Milott, USA, 2017 - Swiss Premiere
Ultra Immersive Anticipation

RESET
Chang, China/South Korea, 2017 – European Premiere
Mind-Bending Action

DAVE MADE A MAZE
Bill Watterson, USA, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Epic Ikea-Style Surrealistic Adventure

SUPER DARK TIMES
Kevin Phillips, USA, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Oneiric Coming of Age

EL BAR
Álex de la Iglesia, Spain, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Huis Clos Tango

THE ENDLESS
Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, USA, 2017
International Premiere
Family Infinite Mindfuck

HOSTILE
Mathieu Turi, France, 2017 – World Premiere
Twisted Introspective Survival

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE
Miike Takashi, Japan, 2017 – World Premiere
All-Time Favorite Manga Adaptation

THE LITTLE HOURS
Jeff Baena, USA/CANADA, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Angry Nuns Medieval Comedy

TRAGEDY GIRLS
Tyler Macintyre, USA, 2017 – International Premiere
Girls-Just-Want-To-Have-Fun Slasher Comedy
NEW CINEMA FROM ASIA - Asian competition

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL
Miike Takashi, Japan, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Chambara Bloodbath

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS
Mouly Surya, Indonesia, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Rape & Revenge Feminist Western

HAVE A NICE DAY
Liu Jian, China, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Pulp Film Noir

PWERA USOG
Jason Paul Laxamana, The Philippines, 2017
International Premiere
Paranormal Pop-Folk Horror

JAILBREAK
Jimmy Henderson, Cambodia, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Jaw-Breaking Action Mayhem

TRAPPED
Vikramaditya Motwane, India, 2017 – European Premiere
Nerve-Racking Huis Clos

KUNG FU YOGA
Stanley Tong, China/India, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Indiana Jones on Acid - Blockbuster Massala

ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT
Alan Lo, Hong Kong, 2017 – International Premiere
Heroic Zombie Stand-Off

FILMS OF THE THIRD KIND – Crossover screenings

AVA
Lea Mysius, France, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Summer Epiphany Thrillerish Coming of Age

LE SERPENT AUX MILLE COUPURES
Eric Valette, France/Belgium, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Brutally Visceral Manhunt

BAAHUBALI: THE CONCLUSION
S.S. Rajamouli, India, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Epic Sequel Is Epic

RON GOOSSENS, LOW BUDGET STUNTMAN
Steffen Haars & Flip van der Kuil, Netherlands, 2017
Swiss Premiere
Crash Test Dummy Romcom

BERLIN SYNDROME
Cate Shortland, Australia, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Poisonous Love Trap

SMALL TOWN KILLERS
Ole Bornedal, Denmark, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Epic Divorce Comedy

COLOSSAL
Nacho Vigalondo, Canada/Spain, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Monstrous Romcom

SPOOR
Agnieszka Holland, Poland/Germany – Swiss Premiere
Czech Republic/Sweden/Slovakia, 2017
Surreal Eco-Vengeance

GORAN
Nevio Marasovic, Croatia, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Breathtaking Downward Spiral

THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM
Juan Carlos Medina, UK, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Classy Gothic Crime Tale

I AM NOT A WITCH
Rungano Nyoni, UK/France, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Surrealist Tribal Satire

THE MERCILESS
Byun Sung-Hyun, South Korea, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
High-Level Thriller 
ULTRA MOVIES – Midnights screenings

BETTER WATCH OUT
Chris Peckover, Australia/USA, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Twisted Home Invasion

LAKE BODOM
Taneli Mustonen, Finland/Estonia, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Slasher in the Woods

BLACK HOLLOW CAGE
Sadrac González-Perellón, Spain, 2017 – World Premiere
Ethereal Time Travel

MEATBALL MACHINE KODOKU
Nishimura Yoshihiro, Japan, 2017 – Swiss Premiere
Cosmic Splatterfest

DEAD SHACK
Peter Ricq, Canada, 2017 – World Premiere
Politically Incorrect Lesson In Parenthood

PREVENGE
Alice Lowe, UK, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Knocked Up Black Comedy

GRAVE (RAW)
Julia Ducournau, France/Belgium, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Bio Horror Vegetarian Nightmare

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE
André Øvredal, UK/USA, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Gruesome Father-And-Son Horror

IT STAINS THE SANDS RED
Colin Minihan, USA, 2016 – Swiss Premiere
Run-For-Your-Life Zombie Survival

THE MOLE SONG: HONG KONG CAPRICCIO
Miike Takashi, Japan, 2016 - Swiss Premiere
Undercover Cartoonish Extravaganza

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