The 24th edition of theTurin Film Festival, Italy's'cutting-edge film event, has unveiled itscomplete line-up. Clint Eastwood's Flags of our Fathers will kick off'thefestival, which runs Nov 10-18.
This year's competition offirst and second features includes a mix of international titleshailing'from Algeria, Lebanon, Italy, the US, Spain, the Philippines,Japan,'China, Iran and Kazakhstan.
Four world premieres includeFlor da Baixa'by MauroSantini (Italy), The Teacher (Manoro) by Brillante Mendoza (Philippines), and Pleasures Of The Ordinary by Xia Peng (China). The'12 competition titlesvie for a cash prize of $26,000 (Euros 20,500).
Out of competition filmsinclude Klimt by Raoul Ruiz, Pan'sLabyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro (whowill be present in Turin) and'Scream of the Ants by Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
The popular Americana sidebar will feature the second edition of The'Masters of Horror - with manydirectors in on hand in Turin with their'films. Dario Argento and AsiaArgento (currently in Turin filming finishing'the Mother of Tears trilogy) will be present in Turin with Pelts. John'Landis will be on hand with Family.
The Western is the secondgenre to be feted in the Americana side bar'with director Walter Hill onhand with his film Broken Trail.
Director Mary Harron is alsoexpected in Turin with her film The'Notorious Bettie Page in the Americana side bar.
Turin's other sidebar,Detours, showcases short and feature-length documentaries and fiction works.
In retrospectives, a30-picture retrospective to Robert Aldrich (later traveling to New York's FilmForum) features Aldrich's'The Emperor of the North Pole, with stars Ernest Borgnine and Keith Carradineexpected to be in Turin.
Sixty works will make up thefestival's second retrospective dedicated to'Claude Chabrol who has alsoconfirmed his presence in Turin. The'retrospective is a continuation oflast year's retrospective and is'presented in collaboration with theCinematheque Francaise.
The third retrospectivefeatures 23 films by Catalan'director Joaquin Jorda who received thePremio Nacional de'Cinematograf'a in Spain earlier this year.
Turin's two tributes focuson 1960-70s era New York "sexploitation"'director Joseph Sarnowho will be present in Turin. The retrospective'is to be shared withParis-based Cinémath'que Fran'aise.'A separate tribute will be made to aleading figure in Italian'underground cinema Piero Bargellini.
The fest also hosts threesmaller scale competition slots: Doc 2006'dedicated to documentaries hasa $12,800 (Euros 10,000) prize and'two $3,200 (Euros 2,500) prizessponsored by Persol. The Spazio Italia section is dedicated to'deconstructionist' short'works and comes with a $3,300 (Euros 2,600)prize for best film and'$4,900 (Euros 3,850) in technical services.
The winner of the SpazioTurin competition (dedicated to low or no-budget films made in the TurinPiedmont region) will take home $5,100 (Euros'4,000) in technicalservices.'Kodak will give $3,800 (Euros 3,000) in film to the bestItalian short.'Italian director Nanni Moretti will be on hand for aspecial event'to be announced soon.
Bled Number One by Rabah Ameur-Za'meche (Algeria/France)
Le Dernier Homme by Ghassan Salhab (Lebanon/France)
Flor da Baixa by Mauro Santini (Italy)
The Guatemalan Handshake by Todd Rohal (USA)
Honor de Cavalleria'by Albert Serra (Spain)
The Teacher (Manoro) by Brillante'Mendoza (Philippines)
ThePavilion'Salamandre (Pavilion Sansho-Uo) by Tominaga Masanori (Japan)
Pleasures Of Ordinary by'Xia Peng (China)
Parole (Rayeh Baz) by Mehdi Nourbakhsh (Iran)
Stories from the North(Reanglao Jak Meangnue) byUruphong'Raksasad (Thailand)
La vie privee by Zina Modiano (France)
Notes by the Trackman(Zapiski Putevogo'Obkhodchika)by Zhanabek Zhetiruov (Kazakhstan)''