More than 350 films from 60 countries will screen over the course of the festival, set to run in Brazil from September 24–October 8.
Selections include Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (pictured), Sebastian Del Amo’s Mexican foreign language Oscar submission Cantinflas, Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, Moshen Makhmalbaf’s The President, Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner and The Princess Of France by Matías Piñeiro.
The festival’s 16th edition will open with Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado’s Un Certain Regard special prize-winner The Salt Of The Earth, while Stephen Daldry’s Trash closes the event.
In partnership with the British Council, the Hitchcock Classics section will screen five of the director’s silent features accompanied by live music by pianist Cadu Pereira.
Organisers will present a restored version of A Hard Day’s Night by Richard Lester as well as the original restored version of Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Programmes include Première Brasil, Première Latina, Focus Mexico, Panorama, Expectations 2014, Frontiers, Midnight, Midnight Terror, Midnight Music, Film Doc, Generation and Unique Itineraries. While the Gay Section no longer exits, there will be a new Felix Award for the bet LGBT film in selection.
Among the attractions are the RioMarket and the free Cine Meeting networking events.
“One of our goals is to seek an ever closer relationship between the public and our guests,” said Ilda Santiago, executive director of the festival programme. “Therefore, along with the now traditional Cine Meeting, we will promote lectures, conversations and presentations in CCBB, CCJF, Instituto Moreira Salles and other cinemas on the circuit.”
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