Top 24 films of 2014-15 to be showcased at Montreal World Film Fest

NEW DELHI: Twenty-four features from a score of countries are being shown in the World Greats (out of competition) section of the Montreal World Film Festival commencing tomorrow.

The Festival, which is the only film festival in North America recognised by the Paris-based International Federation of Film Producers Federations (FIAPF), will conclude on 7 September.

Dedicated to experienced filmmakers, this selection offers the latest works by some of the best known directors from around the world.

Notable among the cineastes included are Majid Majidi whose Muhammad will be getting its world premiere and is the opening film. Belgian Rhapsody by Vincent Bal (Belgium – Luxembourg) will be the closing film of the Festival.

The filmmakers who will be showcasing their films are Jean-Jacques Annaud (North-American premiere of Wolf Totem), Cristina Commencini (Latin Lover), Ventura Pons (The Virus of Fear), Ermanno Olmi (Greenery Will Bloom Again), Vincent Bal (Belgian Rhapsody), Ken Kwapis (A Walk in the Woods, with Robert Redford) and Sergio Castellitto (You Can’t Save Yourself Alone) among others.

The American films are: A Walk in the Woods and Silver Skies by Rosemary Rodriguez. The Italian films are An Italian Name by Francesca Archibugi, Greenery Will Bloom Again by Ermanno Olmi, Latin Lover by Cristina Comencini, The Secret Of Italia by Antonello Belluco and You Can’t Save Yourself Alone by Sergio Castellitto.

The South Korean films are: It’s Really Kind Of You by So Jae-ick along with My Sister and The Pig Lady by Jan Moon-il.

The Japanese films are Blood Bead by Banmei Takahashi and The Next Generation - Tokyo War by Mamoru Oshii, Neckan by Gonzalo Tapia and Virus Of Fear by Ventura Pons are both from Spain.

The other films are: Before Spring by Ahmed Atef of Egypt; Chrieg by Simon Jacquemet from Switzerland; Corpse Collector by Dimitar Dimitrov from Bulgaria; Eisenstein In Guanajuato by Peter Greenaway from the Netherlands - Mexico - Finland - Belgium; Gitel by Robert Mullan from United Kingdom - Lithuania; Muhammad by Majid Majidi of Iran; Simon by Éric Martin and Emmanuel Causse from France; Siska Deluxe by Ian Cvitkovic from Slovenia - Czech Republic - Macedonia; Winter by Heidi Greensmith from the United Kingdom; and Wolf Totemby Jean-Jacques Annaud from France - China.

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