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World Cinema, Midnight & More On Tap for AFI Fest; Free Movies for 2nd Year

By Brian Brooks | Indiewire October 19, 2010 at 2:20AM

World cinema, Midnight, Alt/Art and Breakthrough selections for the 2010 AFI Fest were unveiled Monday, with 97 films (66 features and 31 shorts) slated for the event taking place November 4 - 11.
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World cinema, Midnight, Alt/Art and Breakthrough selections for the 2010 AFI Fest were unveiled Monday, with 97 films (66 features and 31 shorts) slated for the event taking place November 4 - 11.

The breakdown by section include titles in Gala/Tribute (8), Special Screening (4), Young Americans (6), New Auteurs (8), World Cinema (23), Midnight (3), Alt/Art (3), Breakthrough (5) and Short Film (31). The films in the Gala/Tribute, Special Screening, Young Americans and New Auteurs sections have been previously announced. Thirty-one countries have films at the festival, with UK (11), France (9) and South Korea (7) topping the international selections.

For the second year, AFI Fest - officially labeled "AFI Fest 2010 presented by Audi" - will offer attendees free tickets to all AFI Fest screenings including galas. Free tickets will be available to AFI members on October 27 at noon and to the general public on October 28 at noon. This year festival-goers will also be able to get last-minute tickets at AFI.com/AFIFEST the day before the screening or at the festival box office the day of the screening. As previously announced, Edward Zwick's "“Love and Other Drugs" will open the festival, while "Black Swan" by Darren Aronofsky will close out the event. Six films selected by AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director David Lynch will be announced soon.


The list of titles announced by AFI Fest Monday with information provided by the festival:

World Cinema Selections

"13 Assassins:: DIR Takashi Miike. SCR Daisuke Tengan. Japan.

"Boy": DIR/SCR Taika Waititi. New Zealand.

"Carancho": DIR Pablo Trapero. SCR Alejandro Fadel, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero. Argentina/France/Chile.

"Certified Copy" (Copie Conforme): DIR/SCR Abbas Kiarostami. France/Italy/Iran.

"Chico & Rita:: DIR Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando. SCR Fernando Trueba, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón. Spain/UK.

"Film Socialism" (Film Socialisme): DIR/SCR Jean-Luc Goddard. Switzerland.

"HAHAHA": DIR/SCR Hong Sangsoo. South Korea.

"His & Hers:: DIR Ken Wardrop. Ireland.

"The Housemaid" (1960): DIR/SCR Kim Ki-young. South Korea.

"The Housemaid" (2010): DIR Im Sang-soo. SCR Kim Ki-young, Im Sang-soo. South Korea.

"The Human Resources Manager": DIR Eran Riklis. SCR Noah Stollman. Israel/Germany/France/Romania.

"I Saw the Devil": DIR Kim Jee-woon. SCR Park Hoon-jung. South Korea.

"Karamay": DIR Xu Xin. China.

"Oki's Movie": DIR/SCR Hong Sangsoo. South Korea.

"Outrage": DIR/SCR: Takeshi Kitano. Japan.

"Pink Saris": DIR Kim Longinotto. UK.

"Poetry": DIR/SCR Lee Chang-dong. South Korea.

"Precious Life": Dir: Shlomi Eldar. Israel.

"The Princess of Montpensier": DIR Bertrand Tavernier. SCR Jean Cosmos, François Olivier Rousseau, Bertrand Tavernier. France.

"Rubber": DIR/SCR Quentin Dupieux. USA.

"A Screaming Man" (Homme Que Crie): DIR/SCR Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. France/Belgium/Chad.

"Submarino": DIR/SCR Thomas Vinterberg. Denmark.

"Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" (LUNG BOONMEE RALUEK CHAT): DIR/SCR Apichatpong Weerasethakul. UK/Thailand/France/Germany/Spain.

Midnight Selections

CARGO: DIR Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter. SCR Arnold Bucher, Ivan Engler, Patrik Steinmann, Thilo Röscheisen. Switzerland.

JULIA’S EYES (LOS OJOS DE JULIA): DIR Guillem Morales. SCR Guillem Morales, Oriol Paulo. Spain.

NORWEGIAN NINJA (KOMMANDER TREHOLT & NINJATROPPEN): DIR/SCR Thomas Cappelen Malling. Norway.


ALT/ART Selections

This section presents films about art, artists and the artistic struggle for freedom of expression.

BARBERSHOP PUNK: DIR Georgia Archer, Kristin Armfield. USA.

BLANK CITY: DIR Celine Danhier. USA.

FREE RADICALS: DIR Pip Chodorov. France. U.S. Premiere


Breakthrough Selections

HAMILL: DIR Oren Kaplan. SCR Joseph McKelheer, Eben Kostbar. USA.

I WILL FOLLOW: DIR/SCR Ava DuVernay. USA.

REMOVAL: DIR Nick Simon. SCR Daniel Meersand, Nick Simon, Oz Perkins. USA. World Premiere.

THE WEATHER STATION (PRYACHSYA): DIR Johnny O’Reilly. SCR Aleksei Kolmogorov, Johnny O'Reilly. Russia. World Premiere.

WIN/WIN: DIR/SCR Jaap van Heusden. Netherlands.


Short Film Selections

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING THEN BOOBS: DIR/SCR T. Arthur Cottam. USA.

THE ABYSS BOYS: DIR/SCR Jan-Hendrik Beetge. South Africa.

THE ACCORDION: DIR/SCR Jafar Panahi. Iran.

BERIK: DIR/SCR Daniel Borgman. Denmark.

BOTTLE: DIR/SCR Kirsten Lepore. USA.

DELMER BUILDS A MACHINE: DIR/SCR Landon Zakheim. USA.

EXCUSE ME: DIR/SCR Duncan Birmingham. USA.

FEEDER: DIR Joseph Ernst. SCR Joseph Ernst, Dean Wei. Netherlands/UK.

THE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE: DIR/SCR Trevor Anderson. Canada.

I LOVE LUCI: DIR/SCR Colin Kennedy. UK.

I MISS: DIR/SCR Annie Dorsen. USA.

IF YOU DRIVE AT NIGHT, TRY TO HAVE COMPANY: DIR/SCR Isabel Muñoz. Mexico.

KIDS MIGHT FLY: DIR/SCR Alex Taylor. UK.

LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH: DIR Nicolas Provost. Belgium.

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON: DIR Dean Fleischer-Camp. SCR Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp. USA.

MARY LAST SEEN: DIR/SCR T. Sean Durkin. USA.

ON LEAVE: DIR/SCR Asaf Saban. Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH OF JESUS: DIR Laurie Hill. UK.

PIXELS: DIR/SCR Paul Emile Boucher. France.

QUADRANGLE: DIR Amy Grappell. USA.

THE RESPONSE: DIR Andrew Spieler. SCR Samantha Manahan. USA.

SACRAMENTO: A FAMILY FABLE: DIR/SCR Michael Bodie. USA.

THE SANDPIT: DIR Sam O’Hare. USA.

THE SAVAGE CANVAS: DIR Tim Hope. SCR Tim Hope, Susanna Kleeman. UK.

SOME BOYS DON’T LEAVE: DIR Maggie Kiley. SCR Maggie Kiley, Matthew Mullen. USA.

STRIPS: DIR Felix Dufour-Laperriere. Canada.

SUCCESSFUL ALCOHOLICS: DIR Jordan Vogt-Roberts. SCR T.J. Miller, Jordan Vogt-Roberts. USA.

TELEPHONEME: DIR/SCR MK12. USA.

TIME FREAK: DIR/SCR Andrew Bowler. USA.

TUB: DIR/SCR Bobby Miller. USA.

VOICE ON THE LINE: DIR Kelly Sears. USA.


SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
3D BOOTCAMP, PRESENTED BY THE SONY 3D TECHNOLOGY CENTER: A special seminar led by Buzz Hays, Senior Vice President of the Sony 3D Technology Center, on the making of 3D entertainment, with an emphasis on the importance of storytelling in the third dimension.

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES YOUNG HOLLYWOOD ROUNDTABLE: A conversation with some of Hollywood’s brightest young talent, including Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan (NEVER LET ME GO), Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield (THE SOCIAL NETWORK).

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