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iW NEWS | FilmFest DC Announces 2008 Slate

iW NEWS | FilmFest DC Announces 2008 Slate

The 22nd Annual Washington, DC International Film Festival (FilmFest DC) announced its lineup today, including spotlighta on New Latin American Cinema and Politics & Film. The festival will commence April 24, 2008 with the opening night film, Phillippe Faucon‘s “Two Ladies,” which will screen at the historic Lincoln Theatre. The New Latin American spotlight will feature thirteen films from eight countries, including “Elite Squad” from Brazil, “Silent Light” from Mexico, and “PVC-1” from Columbia. The Politics & Film section includes Constantin Costa Graves‘ “Mon Colonel” and Iran’s “Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame.” “This is an exciting year for the festival,” said Festival Director Tony Gittens in a statement. “We have a large selection of DC premieres, international festival headliners, and
award winners plus a handful of Official Foreign Language Film Oscar Selections. In addition, we are offering a strand of films from Washington, DC directors.” The festival will close on May 4, 2008 with the DC premiere of Emmanuel Mouret‘s “Shall We Kiss.” For more information, please visit the fest’s website. [Peter Knegt]


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