Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain And Glory and Bong Joon ho’s Oalme d’Or winner Parasite bookend the Miami Film Festival GEMS, set to run from October 10-13.
Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes, fresh from its world premiere in Telluride, has been named the centrepiece screening, as festival brass announced on Wednesday the first five films that will vie for the festival’s top award, the $40,000 juried Knight MARIMBAS Award.
Competition selections include black comedy Parasite, alongside François Ozon’s By The Grace Of God, Chinonye Chukwu’s Clemency, Céline Sciamma’s Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, and Neus Ballús’ Staff Only.
There are Spotlight screenings for Kore-eda Hirokazu’s French-language The Truth, starring Catherine Deneuve ad Juliette Binoche, Alma Har’el’s Honey Boy written by and starring Shia LaBeouf, and Edward Norton’s noir adaptation Motherless Brooklyn.
Competing for the $10,000 Jordan Ressler First Feature Film Award will be French filmmaker Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables and American filmmaker Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow, which will be the subject of a post-screening critical discussion with Miami film critics moderated by Miami Film Festival’s Lauren Cohen.
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