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Miami Film Festival Ushers in 30th Edition with 29-Day Retrospective, Starting with Almodovar’s ‘Dark Habits’

Miami Film Festival Ushers in 30th Edition with 29-Day Retrospective, Starting with Almodovar's 'Dark Habits'

Leading up to the 30th year of the Miami International Film Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, a 29-day retrospective will count down one film from each year of the Festival’s history. The event will being January 26 with a rare 35mm print of Pedro Almodóvar’s “Dark Habits.” MIFF was the first festival to bring Almodóvar to North American audiences in 1984.

MIFF exec director Jaie Laplante exclaims, “I love milestones! What a treat it has been to look through our back catalogues, reliving the excitement of MIFF’s great moments, and recharting the growth from the early triumphs of our founding fathers to the new era of our modern festival with a firmly established reputation as a key launch pad for Ibero-American and international films in the United States.”

Other films included are David Frankel’s “Miami Rhapsody” (he’ll be there for for a Q & A), Joel Coen’s “Blood Simple,” Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi,” Gaspar Noé’s “Irreversible,” Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s “La Promesse” and Wim Wenders’ “Buena Vista Social Club.” The full list is below. The festival runs March 1-10, 2013.

Screenings will take place at 7pm at the Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater and will also go back to 1984 pricing ($4).

1.     Dark Habits (Entre tinieblas) by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain, MIFF1984) on Saturday, January 26
2.     Blood Simple by Joel Coen (USA, MIFF 1985) on Sunday, January 27
3.     Happily Ever After (Além da Paixão) by Bruno Barreto (Brazil, MIFF 1986) on Tuesday, January 29
4.     A King and His Movie (La película del rey) by Carlos Sorin (Argentina, MIFF 1987) on Wednesday, January 30
5.     Babette’s Feast (Babettes gæstebud) by Gabriel Axel (Denmark, MIFF 1988) on Thursday, January 31
6.     Let’s Get Lost by Bruce Weber (USA, MIFF 1989) on Friday, February 1
7.     Landscape in the Mist (Topio stin omichli) by Theo Angelopoulos (Greece/Italy/France, MIFF 1990) on Saturday, February 2, 2013
8.     A Tale of Springtime (Conte de printemps) by Eric Rohmer (France, MIFF1991) on Sunday, February 3
9.     Toto the Hero (Toto le héros) by Jaco van Dormael (Belgium/France/Germany, MIFF 1992) on Tuesday, February 5
10.  El Mariachi by Robert Rodriguez (USA, MIFF 1993) on Wednesday, February 6
11.  Suture by Scott McGehee and David Siegel (USA, MIFF 1994) on Thursday, February 7
12.  Miami Rhapsody by David Frankel (USA, MIFF 1995) on Friday, February 8
13.  Someone Else’s America by Golan Paskaljevic (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, UK, France, Germany, Greece), MIFF 1996) on Saturday, February 9
14.  La Promesse by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Belgium/France/Luxembourg, MIFF 1997) on Sunday, February 10
15.  Funny Games by Michael Haneke (Austria, MIFF 1998) on Tuesday, February 12
16.  Buena Vista Social Club by Wim Wenders (Germany/USA/UK/France/Cuba, MIFF 1999) on Wednesday, February 13
17.  East-West (Est – Ouest) by Régis Wargnier (France/Bulgaria/Russia/Spain/Ukraine, MIFF 2000) on Thursday, February 14
18.  Our Lady of the Assassins (La virgin de los sicarios) by Barbet Schroeder (Spain/France/Colombia, MIFF 2001) on Friday, February 15
19.  Audition by Miike Takashi (Japan, MIFF 2002) on Saturday, February 16
20.  Irreversible (Irréversible) by Gaspar Noé (France, MIFF 2003) on Sunday, February 17
21.  Broken Wings (Knafayim Shvurot) by Nir Bergman (Israel, MIFF 2004) on Tuesday, February 19
22.  The Perfect Crime (El crimen ferpecto) by Álex de la Iglesia (Spain, MIFF 2005) on Wednesday, February 20
23.  Madeinusa by Claudia Llosa (Peru/Spain, MIFF 2006) on Thursday, February 21
24.  The Violin (El violin) by Francisco Vargas (Mexico, MIFF 2007) on Friday, February 22
25.  XXY by Lucía Puenzo (Argentina/Spain/France, MIFF 2008) on Saturday, February 23
26.  Machan by Uberto Pasolini (Sri Lanka/Italy/Germany, MIFF 2009) on Sunday, February 24
27.  Optical Illusions (Ilusiones ópticas) by Cristián Jiménez (Chile/France/Portugal, MIFF 2010) on Tuesday, February 26
28.  Chico & Rita (Chico y Rita) by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando (Spain/UK, MIFF 2011) on Wednesday, February 27
29.  Mariachi Gringo by Tom Gustafson (Mexico/USA, MIFF 2012) on Thursday, February 28

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