The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

The 44th Film Fest Gent (October 10-20) in Belgium has announced 12 titles for its official competition, which includes two international premieres.

János Szász’s The Butcher, The Whore And The One Eyed Man and Sahim Omar Kalifa’s Zagros will receive their world debuts at the festival. The rest of the slate includes Yorgos Lanthimos’s Cannes competition title The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and upcoming Venice premiere Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The festival’s artistic director Patrick Duynslaegher commented: “The international competition will showcase the latest work of established arthouse directors such as János Szász, Luca Guadagnino, Yorgos Lanthimos, Joachim Trier but mainly focuses on young, upcoming or undiscovered talent.”

The competition films are as follows: 

1945 (Hungary)
Dir. Ferenc Török

The Butcher, The Whore And The One-Eyed Man (Hungary) World Premiere
Dir. János Szász 

Call Me By Your Name (Italy, US, Brazil, France)
Dir. Luca Guadagnino

A Ciambra (Italy)
Dir. Jonas Carpignano

The Fixer (Romania, France)
Dir. Adrian Sitaru

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (UK, Ireland)
Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos

A Man Of Integrity (Iran)
Dir. Mohammad Rasoulof 

The Night I Swam (France, Japan)
Dir. Damien Manivel & Kohei Igarashi

Closeness (Russia)
Dir. Kantemir Balagov

Thelma (Norway, France, Denmark, Sweden)
Dir. Joachim Trier

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (USA, UK)
Dir. Martin McDonagh

Zagros (Belgium) world premiere
Dir. Sahim Omar Kalifa