The upcoming Turin Film Festival (November 15th-23rd)'s line-up will include James Toback's latest film, Harvard Man, Todd Solondz's Storytelling and David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, organizers of the northern Italian festival announced.
The festival will only reveal its full-line up on November 8th, but organizers have already confirmed that competition titles will include Carola Spadoni's Giravolte-storie Romane and Monica Stambrini's Benzina. Other Italian directors who are set to make the trip to the cutting-edge festival include Marco Bellocchio (Prince Of Homburg), who has just finished post-production on L'Ora Di Religione, and Davide Ferrario, who is currently lining up a movie for Miramax
Titles in the festival's sidebars will include John Cameron Mitchell's rock odyssey Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Abbas Kiarostami's AIDS awareness documentary A.B.C. Africa, Stephen Herek's Rockstar as well as Dennis Hopper's 1971 film, The Last Movie.
Other titles screening out-of-competition include Andrea Porporati's Sole Negli Occhi, Federica Martino's Biuti Quin Olivia, Peppe De Santis's Non C'e' Pace Tra Gli Ulivi, and Maria Martinelli's erotic thriller Amorestremo,
The festival will kick off on November 15th with Abel Ferrara's R-Xmas and Night of the Living Dead, from US Zombiemeister George A. Romero, who will be the subject of a special retrospective.
Other retrospectives will be dedicated to Egyptian cinema and to the work of Rome-based French duo Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet.
Veteran Italian comedy director Mario Monicelli will be the recipient of the festival's career award, the Premio Cipputi 2001.