del Toro to Teach Master Classes on Hitchcock

Guillermo del Toro is about to get his Hitchcock on…

The 47-year-old Mexican filmmaker who directed the Hellboy films is partnering with the Toronto International Film Festival to lead four master classes on classic Alfred Hitchcock films this May. The TIFF Bell Lightbox lectures come as del Toro continues shooting the alien invasion film Still Seas, a.k.a. Pacific Rim, in Toronto.

Beginning Monday, May 7, del Toro will offer master classes for Frenzy, Shadow of a Doubt, North by Northwest and Notorious with a one-hour introduction and a one-hour post-screening discussion for each film.

Previously, del Toro—who has signed on to  produce an animated Day of the Dead film—was at Bell Lightbox to lecture genre film fans on the Italian vampire tale L’Arcano Incantatore, which del Toro programmed himself.

del Toro’s Still Seas is slated to open in theaters in May 2013.