Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or winner to open T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival; competition titles announced.

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Poland’s T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (July 18-28) is to open with this year’s Palme d’Or winner, Blue is the Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adèle - Chapitre 1 & 2) by Abdellatif Kechiche.

The closing film will be the Polish premiere of Malgoska Szumowska’s Berlinale competition title and Teddy Award winner In the Name of.

Festival organizers also announced the films in competition at this year’s event.

The New Horizons International Competition consists of 12 Polish premieres including Rotterdam competition title Noche by Leonardo Brzezicki, Locarno FIPRESCI award winner Leviathan by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, as well as this year’s Cannes’ Un Certain Regard title Stranger by the Lake by Alain Guiraudie.

The Jury for this competition will be announced next week.

The Films in Art International Competition comprise 12 documentaries including Peaches does Herself directed by the singer Peaches, Sundance award winner Cutie and the Boxer by Zachary Heinzerling and What is this film called love? by Mark Cousins.

Jury members in that competition include visual artists and filmmakers Ben Russel, Amos Poe and Karol Radziszewski as well as MOMA curator Sally Berger and Diagonale festival director Barbara Pichler.

Films awarded the Grand Prix, Audience Award and FIPRESCI Award in the New Horizons International Competition and the winner of the Films On Art International Competition are guaranteed all-rights distribution by the New Horizons Association.

The festival has also revealed the Polish Shorts Competition and European Shorts Competition titles, whichcan be found on the festival website www.nowehoryzonty.pl.

Programme highlights this year include retrospectives of Walerian Borowczyk and Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Cinema Du Look - French Neobaroque, Cyberpunk cinema, Swiss Musical Documentaries and Russia’s Parallel Cinema, which will focus on the country’s most interesting recent independent films.

Among 352 films, there will be 143 Polish premieres. The festival will also host concerts of Mike Patton & Tomahawk and Diamanda Galás.

New Horizons International Competition

  • Big Boy dir. Shireen Seno, Philipines
  • Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari, dir. Aleksey Fedorchenko, Russia
  • Fat Shaker, dir. Mohammad Shirvani, Iran
  • Floating Skyscrapers, dir. Tomasz Wasilewski, Poland
  • Jungle Love, dir. Sherad Anthony Sanchez, Philipines
  • Krivina, dir. Igor Dljaca, Bośnia i Hercegowina-Canada
  • Leones dir. Jazmin Lopez, Argentina-France-Netherlands
  • Leviathan dir. Lucien Castaing-Taylor, UK-US-France
  • Lightning dir. Manuela Morgaine, France
  • Mai morire dir. Enrique Rivero, Mexico
  • Noche dir. Leonardo Brzezicki, Argentina
  • Silent Ones dir. Ricky Rijneke
  • Stranger by the Lake dir. Alain Guiraudie

Films on Art International Competition

  • Chimeras, dir. Mika Mattila, Finland
  • Cutie and the Boxer, dir. Zachary Heinzerling, US
  • Elektro Moskva, dir. Elena Tikhonova, Dominik Spritzendorfer, Austria
  • The Search for Emak Bakia, dir. Oskar Alegria, Spain
  • Everybody Street, dir. Cheryl Dunn, US
  • Helio Oiticica, dir. Cesar Oiticica Filho, Brazil
  • Herman’s House, dir. Angad Bhalla, US-Canada-UK
  • I am Fiction, dir. Max Kestner, Denmark
  • Man who Made Angels Fly, dir. Wiktoria Szymanska, Poland
  • Peaches does Herself, dir. Peaches, Germany
  • Sick Birds Die Easy, dir. Nik Fackler, US
  • What is this film called love?, dir. Mark Cousins, UK