Seventeen films will get their North American premieres, among them Mike Newell's Love In The Time Of Cholera, Robert Redford's Lions For Lambs, and Alex Cox's Searchers 2.0.
Cristian Mungiu's Palme D'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days, Eran Kolirin's The Band's Visit, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's Persepolis and Noah Baumbach's Margot At The Wedding are among films that will screen at AFI FEST and be available for select foreign territories at the concurrent AFM, which runs from Oct 31-Nov 7.
All in all 97 features and 51 shorts from 37 countries will screen. As previously announced, the festival will open with Lions For Lambs and close with Love In The Time Of Cholera. Jason Reitman's Juno is the Centrepiece Gala.
Entries include The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, Hao Hsiao-hsien's Flight Of The Red Balloon, and Stefan Ruzowitzky's The Counterfeiters. Among the African Showcase screenings are Cheick Fantamady's Clouds Over Conakry and Salif Traore's Faro - Goddess Of The Waters. Latin Showcase entries include Gael Garcia Bernal's directorial debut Deficit and Sergio Umansky's It's Better if Gabriela Doesn't Die.
Catherine Deneuve and Laura Linney will be the subject of tributes, and will receive their honours before screenings of Persepolis, the graphic novel adaptation of life in post-revolution Iran that features voice work by Deneuve, and The Savages, in which Linney stars opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman as estranged siblings.
For more information and the full line-up visit www.afi.com