Get ready, Florida film lovers, because the program for the 23rd Annual Florida Film Festival has just been announced. The festival will host 170 features, documentaries and shorts, along with celebrity guest appearances, forums and parties.
Opening the festival is Michael Winterbottom's "A Trip to Italy," the follow-up to Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's 2010 film and series about a pair of friends (Coogan and Brydon, playing fictionalized versions of themselves) going on a restaurant tour throughout England, bickering all the way. The new series debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year.
Also coming from Sundance: "The Babadook," Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent's buzz-building horror film; Richard Ayoade's Kafka-esque Dostoevsky adaptation "The Double," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska; and "Wetlands," a German film about a young woman with shocking and often gross tendencies when it comes to hygiene and sexuality.
Other highlights include new films from David Gordon Green ("Joe"), Richard Shepard ("Dom Hemingway"), Fred Schepisi ("Words and Pictures"), Kim Ki-duk ("Moebius"), and Ti West ("The Sacrament").
The Florida Film Festival runs from April 4-13. For more the full listing of films, click here.