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“Perfume” and “Venus” Bookent Seventh Santa Fe Film Festival

"Perfume" and "Venus" Bookent Seventh Santa Fe Film Festival

The Santa Fe Film Festival has unveiled its 7th edition roster for its event taking place December 6-10 with 200 films slated. Tom Tykwer‘s “Perfume: Story of a Murderer” starring Dustin Hoffman will open the fest, while Roger Michell‘s “Venus” will close the event. Chris Noonan‘s “Miss Potter,” starring Renee Zellweger as children’s author Beatrix Potter will screen as the centerpiece on December 8. New this year is a full partnership with National Geographic‘s ‘All Road’s Film Project,’ showcasing a complement of about 35 films made by indigenous artists from around the world. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance, and National Geographic also will mount a photographic exhibition featuring works from Bangladesh, Iran, Guatemala and the United States. Announced recipients of the festival’s Luminaria Awards for lifetime achievement are cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs and writer/director/producer Gregory Nava. They will be feted at the festival’s Milagro Awards ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 9. “Every season always brings special moments to treasure, but I can’t recall another year where we’ve assembled a lineup this exciting,” commented SFFF executive director Jon Bowman in a statement. For more information and a full roster, visit the festival’s website. [Brian Brooks]

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