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Each year the Sitges Film Festival commercial spot is almost as eagerly awaited by the general public as its lineup, and Rafa Antón, creative director of the China agency and the man responsible for its campaigns over the last ten years, has presented this year’s commercial, entitled “Alter Ego”. In addition, the preliminary lineup for the Festival has been revealed, but it’s not complete by any means. More will be announced throughout the month.

Antón presented the commercial at the Velodrome, property of the brand, along with Festival director Angel Sala and one of Sitges 2011’s partners Moritz Beer.

As explained at the presentation of the Sitges 2011 posters, artificial intelligence is this year’s central theme, represented through the geminoids created by professor Ishiguro in Japan. For the commercials, Rafa Antón stated that he’d “continued with the same commemorative leitmotif of the tenth anniversary of Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg) with a piece set in the perfect minimalism of the robotics world, where two identical characters are shown leaving the spectator wondering which is the robot and which is the human.” Alex Rodríguez is the director of “Alter Ego”, produced by Sopa de Toro.

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Here’s the lineup preview including title, director, and section of the Festival in which it will be shown:

22 Mei – Koen Mortier, Noves visions – Fiction
3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy – Christopher Sun, Midnight X-Treme
Arirang – Kim Ki-duk, Noves visions – No Fiction
Beyond the Black Rainbow – Panos Cosmatos, Noves visions – Discovery
Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told – Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Jeff Zimbalist, Panorama Official Fantastic Section – Casa Asia
Burke and Hare – John Landis, OF Panorama
Contagion – Steven Soderbergh, OF Panorama
Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn, OF Panorama
Emergo – Carles Torrens, Official Fantàstic in competition – SITGES 44
Eva – Kike Maíllo, Opening Film
Grave Encounters – The Vicious Brothers, Midnight X-Treme
Guilty of Romance – Sion Sono, Official Fantàstic in competition – SITGES 44
Hanezu – Naomi Kawase, Noves visions – Fiction
Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai – Takashi Miike, Official Fantàstic in competition – SITGES 44
Haunters – Kim Min-suk, Panorama Official Fantastic Section – Casa Asia
Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass – Pat Tremblay, Noves visions – Discovery
Himizu – Sion Sono, Noves visions – Fiction
Invasion of Alien Bikini – Oh Young-doo, Noves visions – Discovery
Jane Eyre – Cary Joji Fukunaga, OF Panorama
Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead) – Alejandro Brugués, Official Fantàstic in competition – SITGES 44
Kaidan Horror Classics – Masayuki Ochiai, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Lee Sang-il, Shinya Tsukamoto, Noves Visions – Dark Ficció
Karate-Robo Zaborgar – Noboru Iguchi, Midnight X-Treme
Knuckle – Ian Palmer , Noves visions – No Fiction
Kotoko – Shinya Tsukamoto, Noves visions – Fiction
La mujer del Eternauta – Adán Aliaga, Noves visions – No Fiction
Le petit poucet – Marina de Van, Noves visions – Fiction
Les contes de la nuit 3D – Michel Ocelot, Official Fantàstic in competition – SITGES 44
Little Deaths – Sean Hogan, Andrew Parkinson, Simon Rumley, Noves Visions – Dark Ficció
Magic Trip: Ken Kelsey’s Search for a Kool Place – Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney, Noves visions – No Fiction
Meat – Maartje Seyferth, Victor Nieuwenhuijs, Noves Visions – Dark Ficció
Melancholia – Lars von Trier, OF Panorama
Midnight Son – Scott Leberecht, Noves Visions – Dark Ficció
Mientras duermes (Sleep Tight) – Jaume Balagueró, OF Panorama
Night Fishing – PARKing CHANce (Park Chan-wook & Park Chan-kyong)
Ninja Kids!!! – Takashi Miike, Midnight X-Treme
Project Nim – James Marsh, Noves visions – No Fiction
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tile – Jon Foy, Noves visions – No Fiction
Revenge A Love Story – Wong Ching-po, Panorama Official Fantastic Section – Casa Asia
Scabbard Samurai – Hitoshi Matsumoto, Official Fantàstic in competition – SITGES 44
Sector 7 – Kim Ji-hoon, Panorama Official Fantastic Section – Casa Asia
Smuggler – Katsuhito Ishii, Panorama Official Fantastic Section – Casa Asia
Tatsumi – Eric Khoo, OF Panorama
The Bengali Detective – Phil Cox, Noves visions – No Fiction
The Day He Arrives – Hong Sang-soo, Noves visions – Fiction
The Moth Diaries – Mary Harron, OF Panorama
The Raid – Gareth Huw Evans, Panorama Official Fantastic Section – Casa Asia
The Sleeping Beauty – Catherine Breillat, Noves visions – Fiction
The Sorcerer and the White Snake – Tony Ching Siu-tung, Official Fantàstic in competition – SITGES 44
The Tempest – Julie Taymor, Noves visions – Fiction
The Theatre Bizarre – Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Jeremy Kasten, Tom Savini, Richard Stanley, Noves Visions – Dark Ficció
The Troll Hunter – André Øvredal, Official Fantàstic in competition – SITGES 44
The Turin Horse – Béla Tarr, OF Panorama
The Unjust – Ryoo Seung-wan, Panorama Official Fantastic Section – Casa Asia
The Yellow Sea – Na Hong-jin, Official Fantàstic in competition – SITGES 44
Tormented – Takashi Shimizu, Panorama Official Fantastic Section – Casa Asia
Trabalhar cansa – Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra, Official Fantàstic in competition – SITGES 44
Underwater Love – Shinji Imaoka, Noves Visions – Dark Ficció
Vampire – Shunji Iwai, Noves visions – Fiction
Vlogger – Ricard Gras, Noves visions – Discovery
Yakuza Weapon – Tak Sakaguchi, Yûdai Yamaguchi, Midnight X-Treme

The 2011 Sitges Film Festival will be held 6-16 October on the Catalan coast of Spain. Be sure to visit the official Sitges Film Festival website for full details on all these films and more!

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