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When it came to preparing for Fantastic Fest one of the trailers and summaries that really grabbed me was Zinzana. The film is the first genre film to come out of the United Arab Emirates and is a thriller with a wonderfully crazy seeming antagonist. I’m an unabashed fan of thrillers and as such I couldn’t wait, and was also happy to line up an interview with the director and producer (which you’ll read later) but for now, it’s time for a review!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, what I love most about Fantastic Fest is the amount of amazing crazy or just odd movies that prove weird can be amazing. From the moment I read the announcement that this Belgian film would be showing it was at the top of my list and it was my pleasure to see it to be able to tell you all about it. So without further ado let us get into it.
I’m generally a big fan of mystery movies or crime thrillers so The Missing Girl sounded like a cool concept that I wanted to see. As the description before the film stated, this isn’t a genre movie as is the norm at the festival, but it is a movie that has some of the elements and culture we love here at Fantastic Fest so that was a good start. The better question is whether or not it can scratch that mystery movie itch for me.