David Gordon Green's Undertowis among the films that will compete at the upcoming Turin Film Festival (Nov12-20), Italy's leading festival for emerging and cutting-edge talent.
The festival will kick off with John Sayle's
The Asian-heavy competition line-up includes
Among the 14 features competing for the Euros 20,500 topprize are French director Pascale Breton's Illumination,a drama about a loner in the French region of Brittany; L'Iguana, an Italian film by Catherine McGilvray, and David GordonGreen's Undertow, which marks thefilmmaker's third trip to Turin. In 2000, the US filmmaker won Turin's topprize for his debut feature, GeorgeWashington.
Meanwhile, receiving its world premiere out-of-competitionis Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov's MozartRequiem. Other out-of-competition titles include Alexander Payne's
The festival's popular Americana sidebar will feature
Festival directors Giulia Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan and RobertoTurigliatto a also dedicating a special retrospective to American director JohnLandis.