The 19th Tribeca Film Festival announces a “super-sized” line-up
- Jan Komasa and Bettina Oberli are among the European filmmakers in the various competitions, along with Dea Gjinovci and Anissa Bonnefont
The 19th Tribeca Film Festival has announced a “super-sized” feature-film line-up that mixes experienced and up-and-coming voices from the USA and around the globe. With a total of 114 titles – from among 3,385 submissions – directed by 124 filmmakers hailing from 40 countries, the festival will feature 95 world premieres in total. As always, the gathering will run in the eponymous neighbourhood in New York, from 15-26 April.
As every year, Tribeca’s International Narrative Competition will include ten films, three of them European co-productions, which will enjoy their world and international premieres and will be competing for the Best Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor and Best Actress Awards. Tribeca’s artistic director, Frédéric Boyer, commented on the selection: “The ten films in our International Narrative Competition reflect the power of political and artistic filmmaking from all over the world. From returning filmmakers to new voices, we will welcome and celebrate the diverse storytellers who will share their personal visions of their own cultures. Tribeca audiences will embark on ten journeys full of poetry and emotion in these innovative, international tales.”
Starting with the European titles, Oscar-nominated Polish helmer Jan Komasa (Corpus Christi [+see also:
interview: Bartosz Bielenia
interview: Jan Komasa
film profile]) is awaiting the international premiere of his new film, The Hater [+see also:
interview: Jan Komasa
film profile] (Poland), which follows a disgraced Law student who is willing to do anything to impress his girlfriend and her liberal family. Enjoying its world premiere, My Wonderful Wanda by Bettina Oberli (Switzerland) is a family drama revolving around a Polish nurse who gets involved with a wealthy Swiss family, whose patriarch she is taking care of. Meanwhile, Indian filmmaker Prashant Nair is gearing up for the world premiere of his Tryst with Destiny (India/France), a triptych that follows a billionaire, a lower-caste couple and a corrupt city cop.
The rest of the selection of the International Narrative Competition includes the world premieres of Ainu Mosir (China/Japan/USA) by Takeshi Fukunaga, Asia by Ruthy Pribar (Israel), Contactado by Marité Ugás (Peru), Kokoloko by Gerardo Naranjo (Mexico), Nobody Knows I'm Here by Gaspar Antillo (Chile), She Paradise by Maya Cozier (Trinidad and Tobago) and Sublet by Eytan Fox (Israel/USA).
Furthermore, the European-co-produced feature-length documentaries Simple as Water by Megan Mylan (USA/Syria/Turkey/Greece/Germany) and Wake up on Mars by Dea Gjinovci (France/Switzerland) will enjoy their world premieres and will participate in Tribeca’s Documentary Competition, while Wonder Boy [+see also:
film profile] by Anissa Bonnefont (France) will have its international premiere.
In the Spotlight Narrative section, the European picks include the world premieres of Love Spreads by Jamie Adams (UK), Monday by Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Greece/USA), The Sound of Philadelphia by Jeremie Guez (France/Belgium/Netherlands/USA), Stardust by Gabriel Range (UK) and The Trip to Greece by Michael Winterbottom (UK/Greece), while Julie Delpy’s My Zoe [+see also:
interview: Julie Delpy
film profile] (France/Germany) will have its US premiere in the section.
Finally, some of the documentary highlights of the Spotlight section, most of which deal with famous personalities, include the world premieres of The Art of Political Murder by Paul Taylor (UK), Banksy Most Wanted by Aurélia Rouvier, Laurent Richard and Seamus Haley (France), Helmut Newton: the Bad and the Beautiful by Gero von Boehm (Germany), Kubrick by Kubrick by Gregory Monro (France) and Yung Lean: In My Head by Henrik Burman (Sweden).
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