Hit Spanish comedy musical The Other Side Of The Bed (El Otro Lado De La Cama) will open the 20th annual Miami International Film Festival on Feb 21 to Mar 2 next year. The festival, which is the first to be programmed by former Sundance Film Festival co-director Nicole Guillemet.
Directed by Emilio Martinez Lazaro and starring Paz Vega, the film, which is making its US premiere at Miami, is an exploration of a twenty something generation's sexual angst.
On the following night, Feb 22, John Malkovich's The Dancer Upstairs starring Javier Bardem will screen.
Guillemet, who announced 12 films in the programme last week, said that 55 titles will be on show at Miami including a 25th anniversary edition singalong screening of Grease on South Miami Beach itself.
Running concurrently with the festival will be a new programme Encuentros de Cine Iberoamericano en Miami which brings ten up-and-coming Latin film-makers from around the world to meet with distributors, acquisitions executives and other industry professionals and help develop their work and reach an audience.
Other films screening at Miami include Steve James' Stevie, Michael Petroni's Til Human Voices Wake Us, Baltasar Kormakur's The Sea, Peter Sollett's Raising Victor Vargas, Rory Kennedy's Pandemic: Facing AIDS, Adolfo Aristarain's Lugares Communes and Frederick Wiseman's The Last Letter.