The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star announced 5 new films that will be featured in the World Cinema section in its 19th edition starting 12th October,2017.

The new entrants are part of a range that features veteran directors like Last Flag Flying by Richard Linklater, ​Wonderstruck by Todd Haynes and ​ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel as well as emerging directors like German visual artist Julian Rosefeldt and  who ventures into the medium of film with ​Manifesto and Geremy Jasper whose film Patti Cake$ was a breakout hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

​The World Cinema section at the festival is one of the most eagerly awaited sections at the festival. It​ showcases the best and latest​ films from across the world to the Indian audiences. This year the lineup features winners from Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival and Venice Film Festival, from over 50 ​countries.​ 

Below are the new announcements of World Cinema features to be screened at the festival.

1)             Last Flag Flying | Dir: Richard Linklater | USA 

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, ex-Marine Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

(World Premiere at the New York Film Festival on 28th Sep, we played Linklater’s Boyhood in 2014)

2)            Wonderstruck | Dir: Todd Haynes | USA

In 1927, a young girl runs away from home in New Jersey and makes her way to Manhattan, hoping to find someone who was an important part of her past. Fifty years later, a deaf boy befallen by personal tragedy finds a clue about his family that leads him to run away from rural Minnesota to New York. As their adventures lead them to strange new places, where mysteries about themselves and the world seem to lurk around every corner, their stories of discovery reach across years of silence and regret, and find each other through a mesmerizing symmetry driven by wonder and hope.

(World Premiere at Cannes in May, also playing at NYFF)

3)            Patti Cake$ | Dir: Geremy Jasper | USA

Fed up with life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, hopes to follow in the footsteps of her idol and hit the road to achieve stardom as a rapper. With help from her best friend, a mysterious musician and her loving grandmother, Patti leads the charge against an army of haters, unpaid bills and the broken dreams that are holding her back.

(World Premiere at Sundance, also played at SXSW and Cannes Director’s Fortnight, features an Indian actor playing a rapper)

4)            Manifesto | Dir: Julian Resefeldt | GermanyFrom acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, MANIFESTO features two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before. Rosefeldt weaves together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this stunning and contemporary call to action.

(World Premiere at Sundance, also played at Berlin and Tribeca. Started off as a visual art installation.)

5)            Zama | Dir: Lucrecia Martel | Argentina

In a remote South American colony in the late 18th century, officer Zama of the Spanish crown waits in vain for a transfer to a more prestigious location. He suffers small humiliations and petty politicking as he increasingly succumbs to lust and paranoia…

(World Premiere at Venice Film Festival, also played at TIFF, NYFF, Lucrecia’s first film in 9 years)

Full List of World Cinema films to be screened at the festival.

  1. On Body and Soul by Ildiko Enyedi
  2. Dina by Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles
  3. The Other Side of Hope by Aki Kaurismaki
  4. A Gentle Creature by Sergei Loznitsa
  5. Loveless by Andrey Zvyagintsev
  6. Spoor by Agnieszka Holland
  7. The Party by Sally Potter
  8. Beach Rats by Eliza Hittman
  9. Loving Pia by Daniel Borgman
  10. Vazante by Daniela Thomas
  11. Devil’s Freedom by Everardo González
  12. On the Beach at Night Alone by Hong Sangsoo
  13. The Day After by Hong Sangsoo
  14. Claire’s Camera by Hong Sangsoo
  15. Chavela by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi
  16. Pendular by Julia Murat
  17. 24 Frames by Abbas Kiarostami
  18. November by Rainer Sarnet
  19. One Thousand Ropes by Tusi Tamasese
  20. Untitled by Michael Glawogger & Monika Willi
  21. Nothingwood by Sonia Kronlund
  22. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts by Mouly Surya
  23. California Dreams by Mike Ott
  24. The Departure by Lana Wilson
  25. Signature Move by Jennifer Reeder
  26. Thelma by Joachim Trier
  27. Sweet Country by Warwick Thornton
  28. Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain by Tian Tsering
  29. Wajib by Annemarie Jacir
  30. It Comes At Night (2 screenings in WC and 1 in After Dark)
  31. Lies We Tell by Mitu Mishra
  32. The Florida Project by Sean Baker
  33. The Square by Ruben Ostlund
  34. Call Me By Your Name by Luca Guadagnino
  35. Brigsby Bear by Dave McCary
  36. April’s Daughter by Michel Franco
  37. The Third Murder by Hirokazu Kore-eda
  38. Centaur by Aktan Arym Kubat
  39. A Suitable Girl by Smriti Mundhra
  40. Holy Camp! by Javier Calvo, Javier Ambrossi
  41. The Summit by Santiago Mitre
  42. Invisible by Pablo Giorgelli
  43. City of Ghosts by Matthew Heineman
  44. Caniba by Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
  45. Loving Vincent by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
  46. Free And Easy by Geng Jun
  47. Based On A True Story by Roman Polanski
  48. Zama by Lucrecia Martel
  49. Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt
  50. Sicilian Ghost Story
  51. Patti Cake$ by Geremy Jasper
  52. ​Wonderstruck by Todd Haynes
  53. Last Flag Flying by Richard Linklate​r