Sitges Film Festival 2019 – Day 2: From “Verotika” to the “Suicide Tourist”

Sitges Film Festival 2019 - Day 2: From “Verotika” to the “Suicide Tourist”
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at the press conference presenting "Suicide Tourist". Photo copyright http://www.sitgesfilmfestival.com

The second day at the Sitges Film Festival 2019 had two big names. First, horror-punk pioneer and metal musician Glenn Danzig visited the festival to present his feature film debut, Verotika (2019). And in contrast to a star for a minority audience, we also had the presence of big Hollywood star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau presenting his latest movie Suicide Tourist (2019).

Rock fans from all the ages were long awaiting the release of Verotika (2019), the possibility to see their idol Glenn Danzig, a persona that is not very prolific in big tours outside the USA, and be one of the first witnesses of his debut feature film. The movie had its world premiere back in June this year at the Cinepocalypse festival in the USA, but it still was unreleased in Europe. So, for many, the event was a mandatory event to attend to. And, oh, the room was full of laughs!! The explosion of tits and gore was welcome with big applause and loud laughs. Probably now what Danzig was expecting, you can read our review here, but it was surely a fun screening. In the afternoon Glenn Danzig was present again and didn’t hide from the fans in a masterclass that for many it will be long remembered.

And on the other side of the Meliá hotel, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was giving a successful press conference in order to promote the screening of his latest film Suicide Tourist (2019). The Denmark-born actor, turned into a big fantasy star thanks to his role of Jaime Lannister in the popular TV show Game of Thrones (2011-2019), was all friendliness, smiles, and complicity, being visibly proud of being the star of the day in such an event like Sitges Film Festival. And what about the movie Suicide Tourist (2019)? Well, the mystery drama film wasn’t as memorable as the pass of the star in the village and got a pretty cold reception. But the festival spirit was there!

Other titles that were present today was the long-awaited Ready or Not (2019), the warm-hearted zombie survival Little Monsters (2019), and the indie teen-oriented post-apocalypse film Riot Girls (2019).


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