Sevenworld premieres will be on offer at the first Festival International de Filmsdu Montreal, the upstart event at the centre of Montreal's film festival wars.
TheFIFM - which is calling itself the New Montreal FilmFest in English -announcedthe 14-film line-up for its inaugural Iris Awards competition on Wednesday, twodays before the launch of established rival the Montreal World Film Festival.The FIFM's Mortiz De Hadeln and MWFF director Serge Losique are not on speakingterms.
The world premieres areDoris Dorrie's Der Fischer Und Seine Frau (TheFisherman And His Wife), based on the Grimm fairtytale,featuring Kim Young-Shin, Alexandra Maria Lara and Christian Ulmen; Polumglby Artem Antonov of Russia, starring Yuri Tarasov andSergey Grjaznov, about WWII German PoWs in Russia; Hiroshi Ishikawa's secondpicture Su-Ki-Da, about two teenage lovers tornapart and then reunited 17 years later; Greek title Ikaro's Dreamfrom Costa Natsis, about a young boy who dreams of being a musician against hismother's wishes; Chinese filmmaker Zeng Nianping's Brother;and Shisso (DeadRun) from Japanese writer-director Sabu about two verydifferent brothers, one a criminal, one a born-again Christian.
The titles joinpreviously announced Canadian world premiere competitor L'Audition by actor-directorLuc Picard.
Spanish-Cubancoproduction , Hormigas En La Boca (Ants In The Mouth) by MarianoBarroso is the lone North American premiere among the competitors.
Amongthe international premieres are Swiss title Josh's Treesfrom Peter Entell; Korean filmmaker Im Tai-Hyung's Little Brother;Cedric Kahn's France-Germany coproduction L'Avion (ThePlane); Argentinian film Tatuado(Tattooed) by EduardoRaspo; Mon Petit Doigt M'a Dit (By The Pricking Of MyThumbs) from France's Pascal Thomas; and, from Italy, GabrieleSalvatores' Quo Vadis, Baby'
The FIFM beginsthe day after Toronto ends, running from Sept 18 to 25.