AFI FEST top brass have announced the remaining films that will screen in the World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Cinema’s Legacy sections.
Among the 29 World Cinema selections are Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan (Russia), Yann Demange’s Belfast-set Troubles thriller ‘71 (UK), Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden (France); and Diao Yinan’s Berlin grand jury prize-winner Black Coal, Thin Ice (China-Hong Kong).
The four Midnight entries are: Fabrice Du Welz’s Alleluia (France-Belgium), David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows (US); Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s What We Do In The Shadows (New Zealand); and A Hard Day (South Korea) by Kim Soeng-hun.
The four Breakthrough films are: Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan’s The Blue Wave (Turkey-Germany-Netherlands-Greece); Fish & Cat (Iran) by Shahram Mokri; Abd Al Malik’s May Allah Bless France! (France): and The Midnight Swim (US) by Sarah Adina Smith.
The quartet of Cinema’s Legacy selections are: Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso (Italy); John Cassavetes’ Love Streams (US): Chuck Workman’s Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles (US); and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Italy-France) by Vittorio De Sica.
AFI FEST runs from November 6-13. For the full roster visit www.afi.com/afifest.