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Monica Bellucci, ‘My Big Night’ and More Headline 33rd Miami International Film Festival

Monica Bellucci, 'My Big Night' and More Headline 33rd Miami International Film Festival

The 33rd Miami International Film Festival has announced the full lineup for its 2016 edition, running March 4-13, and includes more than 100 features from over 40 countries, plus special tributes to Monica Bellucci, Gavin Hood and more. 

“This year’s lineup is like a prism that invites Miami to see the world with an illumination that only the cinema, and the artists that create the work, can provide,” said the Festival’s Executive Director and Director of Programming Jaie Laplante in an official statement. “The programmers have populated the program with films and events that are essential to the complex, dynamic, ever-changing Miami of the now.”

This year’s Festival will showcase 129 films in total, including 100 feature films and documentaries and 29 short films. New to the festival this year will be the Marquee Series category, which is dedicated to on-stage conversations with major film personalities. Guests of the inaugural program include Monica Bellucci, Gavin Hood, Iciar Bollaín and Deepa Mehta. All four guests will have projects screening in the festival as well.

Some of the highlights from the 33rd Miami International Film Festival lineup can be found below.

Opening Night Film: “My Big Night,” Álex de la Iglesia

Closing Premiere Film: “The Steps,” Andrew Currie

Knight Competition

“The Apostate” (Spain, Uruguay, France, directed by Federico Veiroj)
“Argentina” (Argentina, directed by Carlos Saura)
“Chronic” (Mexico, France, directed by Michel Franco)
“The Companion” (Cuba, Colombia, France, Panama, Venezuela, directed by Pavel Giroud)
“Dheepan” (France, directed by Jacques Audiard)
“Eye in The Sky” (UK, directed by Gavin Hood)
“Happy 140” (Spain, directed by Gracia Querejeta)
“Hearts of Palm” (USA, directed by Monica Peña) *World Premiere
“I Promise You Anarchy” (Mexico, Germany, directed by Julio Hernández Cordón)
“Incident Light” (Argentina, France, Uruguay, directed by Ariel Rotter)
“An Italian Name” (Italy, directed by Francesca Archibugi)
“The Lobster” (Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos)
“The Memory of Water” (Chile, Spain, Argentina, Germany, directed by Matias Bize)
“A Monster with A Thousand Heads” (Mexico, directed by Rodrigo Plá)
“Mountains May Depart” (China, France, Japan, directed by Zhang-ke Jia)
“Much Ado About Nothing” (Chile, directed by Alejandro Fernandez-Almendras)
“The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” (USA, directed by Morgan Neville)
“My Big Night” (Spain, directed by Álex de la Iglesia)
“Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper” (USA, directed by Liz Garbus)
“The Olive Tree” (Spain, Germany, directed by Iciar Bollaín) *World Premiere
“One Breath” (Germany, Greece, directed by Christian Zübert)
“Paulina” (Argentina, Brazil, France, directed by Santiago Mitre)
“Spanish Affair 2” (Spain, directed by Emilio Martinez Lazaro)
“Spy Time” (Spain, directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera) 
“Sunset Song” (UK, Luxembourg, directed by Terence Davies)
“Tale of Tales” (Italy, France, UK, directed by Mateo Garrone)
“Trapped” (USA, directed by Dawn Porter)
“Truman” (Spain, Argentina, directed by Cesc Gay)

For the full Festival lineup, head over to the Miami Film Festival website.

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