Generally speaking we swerve the more “mainstream” films presented at the festival as we can always catch them at the local multiplex. This in turn allows us more room in our Sitges schedule to watch Koreans have at each other with hatchets and claw hammers.
However, with the announcement today of the films to be screened as part of the festival’s Panorama Selection the organizers may have dangled us a mainstream carrot too tempting to pass up. Von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA, Soderbergh’s CONTAGION, and Nicolas Winding-Refn’s DRIVE to name just three.
Five films a day anyone?