Riad Sattouf's 'Jacky in the Kingdom of Women' to Open Fantasia Festival

Jacky in the Kingdom of Women Still - H 2014

Jacky in the Kingdom of Women Still - H 2014

The Canadian genre festival is also giving world bows to Richard Bates Jr.'s "Suburban Gothic" and Dan Bush's "The Reconstruction of William Zero."

TORONTO – The Canadian genre-driven Fantasia International Film Festival is to open with writer-director Riad Sattouf’s Jacky in the Kingdom of Women.

The political comedy starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Noemie Lvovsky and Oscar-winner Michel Hazanavicius debuted in Rotterdam and will receive a Canadian premiere in Montreal.

Fantasia organizers on Thursday also said they booked world premieres for Richard Bates Jr.'s Suburban Gothic, Leo Gabriadze’s Cybernatural, Jean Luc Herbulot’s thriller Dealer, Armenian director Aik Karapetian’s The Man in the Orange Jacket, Sarah Adina Smith’s The Midnight Swim, and Dan Bush’s The Reconstruction of William Zero, starring Conal Byrne and Amy Seimetz.

There are also international bows for Kevin Finn and James D. Rolfe's Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, John McNaughton's The Harvest, starring Samantha Morton and Peter Fonda and Ralph Ziman's Kite.

The Fantasia International Film Festival, to run from July 17 to August 5 in Montreal, will make additional lineup announcements in the coming weeks.