Richard Linklater and Toff Haynes films Join the Mumbai Film Festival Lineup
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.
- On Body and Soul by Ildiko Enyedi
- Dina by Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles
- The Other Side of Hope by Aki Kaurismaki
- A Gentle Creature by Sergei Loznitsa
- Loveless by Andrey Zvyagintsev
- Spoor by Agnieszka Holland
- The Party by Sally Potter
- Beach Rats by Eliza Hittman
- Loving Pia by Daniel Borgman
- Vazante by Daniela Thomas
- Devil’s Freedom by Everardo González
- On the Beach at Night Alone by Hong Sangsoo
- The Day After by Hong Sangsoo
- Claire’s Camera by Hong Sangsoo
- Chavela by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi
- Pendular by Julia Murat
- 24 Frames by Abbas Kiarostami
- November by Rainer Sarnet
- One Thousand Ropes by Tusi Tamasese
- Untitled by Michael Glawogger & Monika Willi
- Nothingwood by Sonia Kronlund
- Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts by Mouly Surya
- California Dreams by Mike Ott
- The Departure by Lana Wilson
- Signature Move by Jennifer Reeder
- Thelma by Joachim Trier
- Sweet Country by Warwick Thornton
- Barley Fields on the Other Side of the Mountain by Tian Tsering
- Wajib by Annemarie Jacir
- It Comes At Night (2 screenings in WC and 1 in After Dark)
- Lies We Tell by Mitu Mishra
- The Florida Project by Sean Baker
- The Square by Ruben Ostlund
- Call Me By Your Name by Luca Guadagnino
- Brigsby Bear by Dave McCary
- April’s Daughter by Michel Franco
- The Third Murder by Hirokazu Kore-eda
- Centaur by Aktan Arym Kubat
- A Suitable Girl by Smriti Mundhra
- Holy Camp! by Javier Calvo, Javier Ambrossi
- The Summit by Santiago Mitre
- Invisible by Pablo Giorgelli
- City of Ghosts by Matthew Heineman
- Caniba by Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
- Loving Vincent by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
- Free And Easy by Geng Jun
- Based On A True Story by Roman Polanski
- Zama by Lucrecia Martel
- Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt
- Sicilian Ghost Story
- Patti Cake$ by Geremy Jasper
- Wonderstruck by Todd Haynes
- Last Flag Flying by Richard Linklater