The Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 15-23) has unveiled this year's Panorama section, which 'strives to bridge avant-garde and mainstream films with exceptional narrative films.'

Panorama will open Aug 15 with Jia Zhang-ke's 24 City and will close with Arnaud Desplechin's A Christmas Tale. Both were well received in Cannes Competition.

The other Panorama selections are:

  • Travelling With Pets by Vera Storozheva (Russia)
  • The Secret Of The Grain by Abdellatif Kechiche (France)
  • Lion's Den by Pablo Trapero (Argentina/Korea)
  • Jar City by Baltasar Kormakur (Iceland)
  • Under The Bombs by Philippe Aractingi (France/Lebanon)
  • Japan Japan by Lior Shamriz (Israel/Germany) [part of No-Budget Filmmaking Double Feature]
  • Bitter & Twisted by Christopher Weekes (Australia) [part of No-Budget Filmmaking Double Feature]
  • Of Time And The City by Terence Davies (UK) [Panorama Doc Special]
  • La Leon by Santiago Otheguy (Argentina/France)
  • My Winnipeg by Guy Maddin (Canada)
  • Sleep Dealer by Alex Rivera (Mexico/US)
  • Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman (US)
  • The Visitor by Tom Mccarthy (US)
  • In The City Of Sylvia by Jose Luis Guerin (Spain/France)
  • Battle For Haditha by Nick Broomfield (UK)

US critic Howard Feinstein programmes the section.