Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino’s acclaimed coming-of-age drama Call Me By Your Name will open the third Miami GEMS Festival that runs from October 12-15.

Sean Baker’s Cannes hit The Florida Project and the US premiere of Antonio Méndez Esparza’s Life And Nothing More are among selections at the autumn instalment of the annual Miami Film Festival.

Miami GEMS selections include Agnes Varda’s Cannes Golden Eye winner Faces Places; Fatih Akin’s In The Fade starring Cannes best actress winner Diane Kruger; the North American premiere of Lino Escalera’s Spanish comedy-drama Can’t Say Goodbye (No Se Decir Adios); Cannes Un Certain Regard selection The Desert Bride (La Novia Del Desierto) from Argentina and Chile; and Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars from producer-turned-director Lili Fini Zanuck.

GEMS highlights include Ruben Ostlund’s recent Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Square, and a seminar conversation entitled ‘Don’t Take Yes For An Answer’, featuring Miami-Haitian filmmakers Edson Jean and Joshua Jean-Baptiste discussing their eight-episode web series Vakabon that shot entirely in Miami.

Inaugural Virtual Reality programme VR Escape, in partnership with MDC’s Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex (MAGIC), will feature four 360° videos by Los Angeles-based Puerto Rican artist and filmmaker Angel Manuel Soto.

Click here for the full GEMS line-up. The Miami International Film Festival will celebrate its 35th edition and runs from March 9–18, 2018. Click here for the full GEMS line-up.