The latest film series will run from Jan 12-28 at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art prior to a year-long tour including full series screenings and festival screenings in more than 50 cities across North America.
The Global Film Initiative’s (GFI) announcement of the Global Lens 2012 line-up includes awarding-winning features from Albania to Brazil.
“The line-up this year is really going to surprise audiences,” GFI board chair Susan Weeks Coulter said. “The cinematics are strong, the tone is fresh and the stories are thought-provoking and unlike anything we’ve seen before.”
Iranian newcomer Morteza Farshbaf’s Mourning and Paula Markovitch’s Argentinian political drama The Prize will lead the festival.
The 2012 line-up:
Fat, Bald, Short Man (Colombia)
The Finger (Argentina)
Grey Matter (Rwanda)
The Prize (Argentina-Mexico)
Qarantina (Iraq) and
Toll Booth (Turkey).