July 26th, 2005 15:29:00 The L’Écran Fantastique Award – Fantasia 2005
Yves Rivard (c) 2005 Pierre Roussel
Survive Style 5+
In the 9th edition of Fantasia International Genre Film Festival, the L’Écran Fantastique Award is awarded to the Japanese film Survive Style 5+, from the director Gen Sekiguchi, screenplay by Taku Tada. With its eccentric scenes and an inventive storyline, which wonderfully mix pure fantasy, freaky comedy and subversive surrealism, this film is a cinematic gem. The L’Écran Fantastique Award also recognizes the incredible performances by actors Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the killer), Hiroshi Abe (Godzilla 2000), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, bientôt X-Men 3) et Yoshi Yoshi Arakawa (Ping Pong), all amazing in their crazy roles.
The L'Écran Fantastique Award acknowledges fantasy, horror or science-fiction feature films produced in 2004 or 2005 and presented during the Fantasia Festival. The prize is comprised of a 6 color-pages article in the coming edition of the magazine, along with a free full-page publicity when the film is released in theatres or on video in France. L'Écran Fantastique, which has existed for more than 35 years, has a monthly print run of 98,000 copies and is distributed in the following territories: France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Canada (Quebec), Morocco and Germany. Its head office is in Paris, the editor-in-chief is Alain Schlockoff and its Canada correspondant is Yves Rivard. L'Écran Fantastique differentiates itself with its high standards in editing and its high-quality visual presentation.