Adrienne Barbeau is an attractive and remarkable appearance in Escape From New York and The Fog, two of John Carpenter’s best movies. Long before James Cameron turned Linda Hamilton and Sigourney Weaver into feminist icons, Adrienne Barbeau already cultivated the image of a female fighter and warrior. Something which Mike Mendez has made use of in The Convent, the reason for her visit to Brussels. Adrienne Barbeau also works with Wes Craven (Swamp Thing), George Romero (Creepshow) and with Dario Argento (Two Evil Eyes). It is clear that Adrienne Barbeau has left her mark on fantasy films. That’s why we welcome her to the festival with much pleasure.