Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Montreal World FF Opens Thursday

The 33rd Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF, Le Festival des Films du Monde Montréal) opens Thursday, 27th, and will run through 7 September. The Iranian New Wave director, Jafar Panahi, will preside over the international jury, and the full film lineup is available for download in PDF on their Web site. Most of Panahi's films are banned in his home country.

Other members of the jury include Japanese actor-turned-director Eiji Okuda, Quebec actor-producer David La Haye, Spanish writer-director Fernando Méndez-Leite Serrano, French director Pascal Thomas, French film music composer Reinhardt Wagner, and Diane Demers of Montreal, who was chosen in a contest to represent the public on the official jury.

Unfortunately, their press release with the list of films is one big muddle, and the PDF file is by venue and date. There is an alphabetized index at the end of the document, but it is in French.

Thus, I apologize for not giving Film highlights here. I have not the time to wade through it all, so you are on your own. See previous posts on this blog about this year's festival, and click title of this post for link to Web site.

Sorry, that's all I can do concerning Montreal until the jury awards are announced, unless, I get some press releases that are better written.

1 comment:

  1. I hate it when those press releases are way to complicated and not user friendly for any real purpose.

    There are certainly some good festivals coming up.

    I'm looking forward to hearing what comes out of Telluride.


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