Fantastic Fest Sets ‘Knives Out’ As Closer; Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Included In Second Wave Programming

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Fantastic Fest Sets ‘Knives Out’ As Closer; Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Included In Second Wave Programming
The second wave of programming for this year’s Fantastic Fest is rolling in and it is bringing a flood of impressive titles including the fest’s closing night film, Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Knives Out featuring the all-star cast of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martel. Johnson is slated to be in attendance at the fest which kicks off in Austin September 19 and continues through September 26.

In addition, the highly anticipated Parasite will screen at Fantastic Fest with director Bong Joon-ho in attendance. The film, which won the Cannes Palme d’Or is a darkly comic tale of two very different families who find their lives inexplicably intertwined.

On top of that, Fantastic Fest will celebrate Mexican genre film with a trio of rarely seen repertory titles, programmed in association with Mexico City’s Mórbido Film Fest.
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