Rob Reiner’s The Magic of Belle Isle starring Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen to open the third Aruba international film festival.
The third Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF, June 22-28) will kick off with Rob Reiner’s comedy The Magic of Belle Isle and play host to a lineup including Simon West’s action Stolen starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey and documentary Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir.
The festival’s lineup comprises 21 titles in total.
The Magic of Belle Isle actress Virginia Madsen will be in Aruba to present the film on opening night. Madsen stars alongside Morgan Freeman in the story of an author who moves to a rural town in order to reignite his passion for writing.
The actress will also participate in AIFF’s In Conversation With… series. Editor Pietro Scalia is also among industry in conversation.
Among other festival strands are the Caribbean Spotlight Series, CSS Short Films in Competition, CSS Special Screenings.
AIFF attendees include Richard Kind, Marco Spagnoli, Steven Stabler, Brandon Harris and LaVelle Smith. Rock concerts will come from Colombian performer Juanes, singer Marc Anthony and DJ Chuckie.
Claudio Masenza serves as artistic director of the festival founded by Jonathan Vieira.
Aruba lineup in full:
A Few Best Men (Australia/UK, director: Stephan Elliott)
A Gang Story (France/Belgium, director: Olivier Marchal)
Anton Corbijn Inside Out? (Netherlands/Germany/UK/Italy/Sweden, director: Klaartje Quirijns)
Bringing up Bobby (USA, director: Famke Janssen)
Easy! (Italy, director: Francesco Bruni)
Easy Money (Sweden, director: Daniel Espinosa)
Electrik Children (USA, director: Rebecca Thomas)
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Japan/UK, director: Takashi Miike)
Hollywood Invasion (Italy, director: Marco Spagnoli)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (USA, director: Angelina Jolie)
Kryptonite! (Italy, director: Ivan Cotroneo)
Redlegs (USA, director: Brandon Harris)
Reveron (Venezuela, director: Diego Rísquez)
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (UK/Italy/Germany, director: Laurent Bouzereau)
Sex of the Angels (Spain/Brazil, director: Xavier Villaverde)
Stolen (USA, director: Simon West)
Take This Waltz (Canada/Spain/Japan, director: Sarah Polley)
The Magic of Belle Isle (USA, director: Rob Reiner)
The Hunter (Australia, director: Daniel Nettheim)
War of the Buttons (France, director: Christophe Barratier)
Where Do We Go Now? (France/Lebanon/Egypt/Italy, director: Nadine Labaki)