For years, Fantastic Fest has been a venue for independent and auteur filmmakers to showcase their latest features. 2016 was no different, as we saw stellar debut efforts from some talented directors (Nicolas Pesce for instance) and welcomed back friends of the Fest. Chief among them is a genre filmmaker so famous and beloved, he has been dubbed the unofficial mascot of Fantastic Fest.
I’m not sure that anyone ever sets out to be a “mascot”, but Nacho Vigalondo is happy to oblige…he’s even gotten two themed tattoos while at the Fest if that tells you anything.
Vigalondo’s style has endeared himself to many a genre fan, but he’s also someone we’ve been lucky enough to get to know over the years. We’ve been holding onto this interview for six months, and are happy to finally post it to continue celebrating his film, Colossal. Behold, the one and only Nacho Vigalondo. Oh, and you can check out all of our Festival coverage here.
Colossal is written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo. The film stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, and Dan Stevens. Neon Pictures picked up the film, and Colossal is slated for release on April 7, 2017.
A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she’s suffering.