Melbourne unveils early selections
By Patrick Frater
Mon, 30 May 2011, 14:50 PM (HKT)
Norwegian Wood ノルウェイの森 (2010) by Vietnamese director TRAN Anh Hung, RYOO Seung-wan 류승완 | 柳昇完's The Unjust 부당거래 (2010) and Aditya ASSARAT อาทิตย์ อัสสรัตน์'s Hi-So ไฮโซ (2010) (pictured) are among the Asian titles to unspool at the upcoming Melbourne International Film Festival (21 July – 7 August, 2011).
The festival, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, announced that local Australian film Red Dog has been set as the closing night screening.
In the International Panorama section selections include Cannes competition film The Kid with the Bike, by the Dardenne brothers, Bela Tarr's B&W-shot The Turin Horse, which won the Silver Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival, and UK comedian Richard AYOADE's directorial debut Submarine (2010).
Melbourne this year also launches a section This Sporting Life, dedicated to sports films. Debut selections include Bobby Fischer Against the World; Knuckle, which takes audiences into an unseen tribal world of bare-knuckle boxing matches; and motor-racing film Senna.
The full programme will be announced on 5 July.
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