Fantasia unveils its prize list

Belgian film Megalomaniac, by Karim Ouelhaj, won top honors on Sunday at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

Fantasia unveils its prize list

Belgian film Megalomaniac, by Karim Ouelhaj, won top honors on Sunday at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

The feature film won the Cheval Noir for best film as well as best actress, Fantasia announced on Monday, during the unveiling of the winners of its 26th edition. Indeed, the contribution of the actress Eline Schumacher to this feature film, which revisits the lived history of the Butcher of Mons who murdered five women between 1996 and 1997, was rewarded with a Black Horse.

The South Korean July Jung and the French Alexandre Desplats have also won this prize, respectively for the production of Next Sohee, which will also be presented at the end of the festival on August 3, and for the soundtrack of " Cut!.

Kappei, for his part, was crowned with the “New Flesh” Prize – first works, winning the title of best film.

Quebec is not to be outdone since the province stood out in the category of international short films, where Marie-France Marcotte was crowned best actress for her performance in Marc Beaupré's anxiety-provoking suspense, The Wasp.

Lou Rigoudry's Nounours won the Poulain d'Argent in the Prix Poulain Noir competition, which rewards short films.

The Fantasia International Film Festival continues until August 3, indoors, in Montreal.

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