The 21st Annual Miami International Film Festival will open on Jan30 with the East Coast premiere of Jean-Paul Rappeneau's Nazi-era comedy ofmanners Bon Voyageand closes on Feb 8 with Lars von Trier's Colorado-set thriller Dogville.
Programmed for the second year by festival director NicoleGuillemet, the festival features 63 films from 34 countries. Titles alreadyconfirmed include Siddiq Barmak's Taliban drama Osama, Gabriele Salvatore's coming-of-age taleI'm Not Scared andWolfgang Becker's hit German comedy Good Bye, Lenin!
Brazilian film-maker Hector Babenco will receive the second annualcareer achievement tribute, when organisers will show clips of his work andscreen his prison drama Carandiru, which premiered at Cannes this year.
The Encuentros programme returns in its second year and will offera chance to celebrate Iberoamerican film culture. In addition nine promisingIberoamerican film-makers and their work will be introduced to distributors,producers and financiers.
Other highlights include ascreening of a restored 35mm print of Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, as well as the festival awards brunch on Feb 7 andseminars and discussions presented by the University of Miami and Miami DadeCollege.