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Monday, August 18, 2008

32nd World Film Festival - Update


From August 21st to September 1st this fest will take place in Montreal, Canada. The site is not really friendly but the 2008 films are already listed so I checked the official information and updated the post accordingly.

These are the sections that the fest will have.

WORLD COMPETITION: 20 feature films and 12 shorts
FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION: 17 feature films
HORS CONCOURS / WORLD GREATS & SPECIAL SCREENINGS: 30 feature films
FOCUS ON WORLD CINEMA: 84 feature films and 108 shorts
DOCUMENTAIRIES OF THE WORLD: 35 feature length, 13 medium and 15 shorts
TRIBUTES: 15 feature films (Alan Ladd Jr., Tony Curtis, Kashiko Kawakita, Russian musicals from the Soviet era)
CINEMA UNDER THE STARS: 18 feature films
OUR CINEMA AT RADIO-CANADA: 15 feature films
STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL: 73 short films

And here are the films in the World Competition that are all world or international premiers.

Opening Film is Faubourg 36 (Paris 36), Christophe Barratier, France, 2008

Bienvenido a Farewell-Gutmann (Welcome To Farewell-Gutmann), Xavi Puebla, Spain, 2008
Ce Qu’il Faut Pour Vivre (The Necessities of Life), Benoît Pilon, Canada, 2008
Chaturanga, Suman Mukhopadhyay, India, 2008 (Language is Bengali)
Dare Mo Mamotte Kurenai (Nobody to Watch Over Me aka The Guardian?), Ryoichi Kimizuka, Japan, 2008
Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (The Invention of Curried Sausage), Ulla Wagner, Germany, 2008
En Plein Coeur, Stéphane Géhami, Canada, 2008
Gehalim Lohashot (Whispering Embers), Ali Nassar, Israel
Hakol Methil Bayam (It All Begins at Sea), Eitan Green, Israel
Lluvia (Rain), Paula Hernandez, Argentina, 2008

Nima’s Women, Zhuo Gehe, China
Nowhere Man, Patrice Toye, Belgium, Norway, Netherlands, Luxembourg, 2008
Okuribito, Yojiro Takita, Japan, 2008
Proshai Gulsary (Farewell Gulsary), Ardak Amirkulov, Kazakhstan, 2008
Selda (The Dying Inmate), Paolo Villaluna and Ellen Ramos, Philippines, 2008
Todos Estamos Invitados (Who’s Next), Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Spain, 2008
Turneja (The Tour), Goran Markovic, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2008
Varg (Wolf), Daniel Alfredson, Sweden, Finland and Norway, 2008
El Viaje de Teo (Teo’s Voyage), Walter Doehner, Mexico, 2008
Your Name Here, Matthew Wilder, USA, 2008

To check all the films, shorts and documentaries go here

Update: If you want to check trailers of most of the movies in the fest I suggest you visit Grumpy Old Film Dork youtube playlist that left the link as a comment or go to his blog that's here.

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