Goran Rebic's 'river movie' Donau, Dunaj, Duna, Dunav, Dunarea will open this year's Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival (Nov 20-29).
The festival's 23-title International Competition includes the Oscar entries from Uruguay (El Viaje Hacia El Mar by Guillermo Casanova) and Luxembourg (J'ai Toujours Voulu Etre Une Sanite by Genevieve Mersch).
Over a third of the competition films come from Latin America or Scandinavia with such titles as Matias Bize's Sabado (Chile), Joel Cano's Siete Dias, Siete Noches (Cuba), Jimmy Karlsson's Sprickorna I Muren and Hans Fabian Wullenweber's Tvilling, while the USA will be represented by Ed Solomon's Levity and China by Lau Shing-hon's The Final Night Of The Royal Hong Kong Police: One Body, Two Flags.
Meanwhile, the International Discoveries lineup ranges from Nicolas Winding Refn's Fear X (Denmark) and Murad Mazaev's Marsho (Chechnya) through Jarmo Lampela's Eila (Finland) and Andres Waissbluth's Los Debutantes (Chile) to Valery Fokin's Metamorphosis (Russia) and Gerald Hustache-Mathieu's La Chatte Andalouse (France).
In addition, a sidebar dedicated to new German films will include Zoltan Paul's Gone, Ulrich Koehler's Bungalow, Soeren Voigt's Identity Kills and Georg Maas' NeuFundLand.