Wednesday, July 23, 2008

23rd International Film Critics' Week Selection

The International Film Critics' Week is promoted, organized and managed by the National Union of Film Critics' "Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici Italiani" (SNCCI), with the cooperation of La Biennale di Venezia and the Venice Film Festival. All titles presented in the 23rd International Film Critics'Week must be first time director's full-length film, in 35mm print, and must not have been publicly shown in their country of origin before August 2007, nor have been presented either in or out of competition in any official or non-official section of any international film festival.
A maximum of 7 full-length films will be selected by the General Delegate for the International Film Critics' Week, Francesco Di Pace assisted by the film critics Massimo Causo, Adriano De Grandis, Marco Lombardi, Silvana Silvestri, all appointed by the SNCCI.

And here is the selection:

L’Apprenti (The Apprentice), Samuel Collardey, France, 2008
Čuvari Noçi (Night Watchmen), Namik Kabil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2008
Huanggua (Cucumber), Zhou Yaowu, China, 2008
İki Çizgi (Two Lines),Selim Evci, Turkey, 2008
Kabuli Kid, Barmak Akram, France and Afghanistan, 2008
Pranzo Di Ferragosto, Gianni Di Gregorio, Italy, 2008
$E11.OU7! (Sell Out!), Yeo Joonhan, Malaysia, 2008

Out of Competition
Opening Film: Lønsj (Cold Lunch), Eva Sørhaug, Norway, 2008
Closing Film: Pinuccio Lovero – Sogno di una morte di mezza estate (Pinuccio Lovero – Mid-summer Death Dream), Pippo Mezzapesa, Italy, 2008

The International Film Critics' Week runs from August 27th to September 5th. To check the press release go here, available only in Italian.

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