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42nd Film Fest Gent Reveals First 15 Titles, Including ‘Carol,”45 Years’ and ‘Son of Saul’

42nd Film Fest Gent Reveals First 15 Titles, Including 'Carol,''45 Years' and 'Son of Saul'

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A week after revealing the poster art and official jury, programmers for the 42nd Film Fest Gent have unveiled the first 15 titles that will screen at the upcoming event. The festival will open with Robin Pront’s “The Ardennes” and includes acclaimed festival hits from last year — like Ethan Hawke’s directorial debut “Seymour: An Introduction” — as well as a handful of this year’s Cannes and Berlin award winners, including “Carol,” “The Assassin,” “Son of Saul” and “45 Years.” The first group of selections is listed below by category.

In Competition:
“Les Cowboys,” Thomas Bidegam – Fr/Belgium
“The Lobster,” Yorgos Lanthimos – Griekenland/UK
“Our Little Sister,” Hirokazu Koreeda – Japan
“Slow West,” John Maclean – UK/New Zealand
“Son of Saul,” László Nemes – Hungary

Galas and Specials:
“The Ardennes,” by Robin Pront – Belgium
“The Assassin,” Hou Hsiao-Hsien – Taiwan
“Carol,” Todd Haynes – UK/USA

Global Cinema:
“Arabian Nights I, II and III,” Miguel Gomes – Port/Fr
“Love, Theft and Other Entanglements,” Muayad Alayan – Palestine

UK Cinema:
“45 Years,” Andrew Haigh – UK
“A Royal Night Out,” Julian Jarrold – UK

Sound and Vision:
“Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown,” Alex Gibney – USA
“Seymour: An Introduction,” Ethan Hawke – USA

Artists on Film:
“Hitchcock/Truffaut,” Kent Jones – USA

The 42nd Film Fest Gent takes place from October 13-24. Visit the Film Fest Gent website for more information. 

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