The other film that was announced today and also is part of the Official Selection but in the Un Certain Regard section is by Mohammad Rasoulof, who is also currently subject to legal proceedings in Iran, and tells about a young lawyer in Tehran in search of a visa to leave the country, which is what Rasoulof did during the winter of 2010/2011. The feature film is called Bé Omid é Didar (Good Bye).
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Today's press release announces that Andrei Zvyagintsev's Elena will close the section and will be screened on Saturday May 21st at the Closing ceremony. Also the complete jury members were announced. All the info is updated below.
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As announced during this morning press conference here are the nineteen (19) films that will compete in this section.
Opening Film: Restless, Gus Van Sant
아리랑 Arirang, Kim ki-duk, South Korea
Bé Omid é Didar (Good Bye), Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2011
Bonsái, Cristián Jiménez, Chile
북촌방향 Book-chon-bang-hyang (The Day He Arrives) , Sangsoo Hong, South Korea
Halt Auf Freier Strecke, Andreas Dresen, Germany
Hors Satan, Bruno Dumont, France and Belgium
황해 Hwang Hae (Yellow Sea), Hong-jin Na, South Korea
L'Exercice de l'Etat (The Minister), Pierre Schoeller, France
Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro, Robert Guédiguian, France
Loverboy, Cătălin Mitulescu, Romania
(*) Martha Marcy May Marlene, Sean Durkin, USA
Miss Bala, Gerardo Naranjo, Mexico
Охотника Okhotnik (The Hunter), Bakur Bakuradze, Russia
Oslo 31.august (Oslo, August 31st), Joachim Trier, Norway
Skoonheid, Olivier Hermanus, South Africa, France and Germany
Tatsumi, Eric Khoo, Singapore and Japan
Toomelah, Ivan Sen, Australia
(*) Trabalhar Cansa (Hard Labor), Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, Brazil
Wo Hallah La Wen? (Where Do We Go Now?), Nadine Labaki, Lebanon and France
Closing Film: Elena, Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia (must be seen for me)
(*) First Film, competes for Camera d’Or
President: Emir Kusturica, Director, Serbia
Elodie Bouchez, Actress, France
Peter Bradshaw, Critic, UK (oh! congrats!!!)
Geoffrey Gilmore, CCO Tribeca Enterprises, USA
Daniela Michel, Morelia Film Festival Director, Mexico
To read official press release go here; after April 22nd films will be listed at fest site and will post link.
There are some very interesting films in this selection, most interesting is Kim Ki-duk latest film, looking forward to watch Mitulescu film after his great Whistle movie, Gerardo Naranjo scares me but of course will watch his latest Mexican reality interpretation, loved Reprise so it’s easy to watch Trier’s Oslo movie, very curious about the Chilean movie and of course “dying” to watch Nadine Labaki latest oeuvre but there are more films in the above list that will be must be seen for me. Excellent, I’m excited about this selection.
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