Wild, Gemma Bovery bookend festival.


The Turin Film Festival (Nov 21-29) is to open with Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild and close with Anne Fontaine’s Gemma Bovary.

In total, 197 films will presented at the Italian festival with 45 world premieres and 65 first or second features.

The 15-strong competition line-up includes New Zealand Vampire film What We Do in the Shadows by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, and Bryan Reisberg’s Big Significant Things, a road trip through Southern America’s larger tourist attractions.

Jim Mickle’s crime thriller Cold in July, starring Michael C. Hall and Sam Shepard, will get its Italian premiere.

The Festa Mobile section will include Michael R. Roskam’s thriller The Drop, screening ahead of its March premiere in Italy.

Other highlights include Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman and David Michod’s The Rover while Dario Argento will screen a long-awaited restoration of his 1975 film Deep Red.

Director Ferzan Ozpetek will serve as president of the jury. The line-up was curated by director Paolo Virzi.

Festival honorees include The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne and director Julien Temple who will receive the Gran Premio Torino.