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iW NEWS | Montreal World Fest Announces Schedule

iW NEWS | Montreal World Fest Announces Schedule

At a press conference today at the Imperial Theatre in Montreal, programming for the 32nd World Film Festival was announced. The festival has schedule 234 feature films including 105 World or international premieres, including the World premiere of French director Christophe Barratier‘s “Faubourg 36,” which will open the festival on August 21, 2008. In the World Competition program, 20 features will compete, including Stephane Gehami‘s “En Plein Coeur,” Benoit Pilon‘s “Ce Qu’il Faut Pour Vitre,” Ulla Wagner‘s “L’Invention de la Saucisse au Curry,” Goran Markovic‘s “La Tournee,” Manuel Gutierrez Aragon‘s “Todos Estamos Invitados,” Ali Nassar‘s “Whispering Embers,” Patrice Toye‘s “(N)iemand/Nowhere Man,” Paula Hernandez‘s “Rain,” Eitan Green‘s “Tout Commence a la Mer,” Yojiro Takita‘s “Okuribito,” Ryoichi Kimizuka‘s “Noboy To Watch Over Me,” Zhuo Gege‘s “Les Femmes de Nima,” Xavi Puebla‘s “Bienvenido a Farewell-Gutman,” Walter Doehner‘s “El Viaje de Teo,” Paolo Villaluna and Ellen Ramos‘s “Selda,” Daniel Alfredson‘s “Varg,” Suman Mukhopadhyay‘s “Chaturanga,” Matthew Wilder‘s “Your Name Here,” and Arno Dierickx‘s “Freres de Sang.” The festival will also feature retrospectives on Tony Curtis, Alan Ladd Jr., and Kasiko Kawakita, as well as a master class with Brian dePalma. The festival will run August 21-September 1, 2008. [Peter Knegt]

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