Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry (pictured), Shlomi Eldar’s documentary Precious Life and Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins will screen during AFI FEST 2010 as top brass unveiled entries in five further sections.
The new additions to the 97-strong line-up of features and shorts include selections from the World Cinema, Midnight, Alt/Art, Shorts and the new Breakthrough category, which culls discoveries solely from the submission process.
Once again festival organisers are offering free tickets to all screenings including galas. Free tickets will be made available to AFI members on October 27. The festival runs in Hollywood from November 4-11.
The six films selected by AFI FEST guest artistic director David Lynch will be announced shortly.
World Cinema selections include Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy, Film Socialism from Jean-Luc Goddard, Thomas Vinterberg’s Submarino and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.
Playing in Midnight are Thomas Cappelen Malling’s Norwegian Ninja, Ivan Engler and Ralph Etter’s Cargo and Guillem Morales’ Julia’s Eyes.
Alt/Art selections are Georgia Archer and Kristin Armfield’s Barbershop Punk and Pip Chodorov’s Free Radicals. Breakthrough Selections are Oren Kaplan’s Hamill, Ava DuVernay’s I Will Follow, Nick Simon’s Removal, Johnny O’Reilly’s The Weather Station and Jaap van Heusden’s Win/Win.
Shorts contenders are eligible for Academy Award qualification and they include Jafar Panahi’s The Accordion, Kirsten Lepore’s Bottle, Colin Kennedy’s I Love Luci and Isabel Munoz’ If You Drive At Night, Try To Have Company.
The special presentations programme features a 3D seminar by Buzz Hays, senior vice-president of the Sony 3D Technology Center, and an on-stage discussion with Carey Mulligan, Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield.