By Catherine McGeer •
Published: 10 Feb 2024 • 20:00
SOMBRA Film Fest
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GET ready for the European Fantastic Film Festival in Murcia, taking place from March 8 to 17. With 23 films, 22 shorts, and 20 special guests, the festival will take place at the Regional Film Archive of Murcia and the Cultural Classroom of Murcia Mediterráneo Foundation.
Honouring filmmakers like South African director Richard Stanley and French director Xavier Gens, the event promises VIP meet-ups and awards like the Nosferatu Award for festival supporters.
Standout films include ‘Cuando acecha la maldad’ by Damián Rugna, winner at the Sitges Film Festival, and the 50th-anniversary screening of Tobe Hooper’s classic ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ Local talent shines with the world premiere of ‘Stream,’ a Murcian film directed by Sergio Pereda in Yecla. Dive into the Arkham Cycle at the 7 Héroes bookstore, featuring discussions on Lovecraft, cinematic adaptations, and appearances by illustrators like David Rubín and Sarah Burrini. SOMBRA is set to deliver a thrilling celebration of European fantastic cinema.
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