MIFF executive director Jaie Laplante said, "What a treat it has been to look through our back catalogues, reliving the excitement of MIFF's great moments, and recharting the growth from the early triumphs of our founding fathers to the new era of our modern festival."
Beginning with a rare 35mm screening of Pedro Almodóvar's "Dark Habits (Entre tinieblas)," the retrospective will kick off Jan. 26. Frankel's "Miami Rhapsody" will screen Feb. 8, one week after Weber's "Let's Get Lost" shows Feb. 1 -- both directors will be in attendance for the screenings of their movies and to answer audience questions. On Feb. 24, Uberto Pasolini's Venice Film Festival winner "Machan" will screen, and there will be a screening of Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando's Goya award winner "Chico & Rita" Feb. 26.
The full line-up of films to be shown in the "Countdown Retrospective" can be found here.