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Beijing film festival unveils 15 competition titles

7 April 2015 4:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Beijing International Film Festival (Bjiff) has unveiled the 15 competition titles and four gala premiees that will screen at this year’s edition (April 16-23), including opening film Maraviglioso Boccaccio, directed by Italian auteurs Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.Scroll down for full list

The Tiantan competition section include two Chinese titles – Tsui Hark’s The Taking Of Tiger Mountain and Jean-Jacques Annaud’s China-France co-production Wolf Totem – along with films from 13 different countries that will screen as a world or international premiere at the festival.

The line-up includes Italian director Michele Placido’s La Scelta, German director Marie Kreutzer’s second feature Gruber Geht, Japanese director Sono Sion’s Love & Peace, Us filmmaker Michael Almereyda’s Experimenter and Indian director M S Prakash Babu’s Fig Fruit And The Wasps (see full list below).

The four gala screenings – also world, international or Asian premieres – also include Navdeep Singh’s NH10, starring [link=nm »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Taviani Brothers’ ‘Wondrous Boccaccio’ To Open Beijing Festival

7 April 2015 2:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Taviani brothers’ film “Wondrous Boccaccio,” a re-imaging of the Italian literary masterpiece “The Decameron” has been set as the opening night film of the Beijing International Film festival.

The festival runs April 16 – 23, 2015, which means that Beijing will give the film its international premiere ahead of Tribeca, where it is set to unspool on April 20. “Boccaccio” had its world premiere in Italy in February.

The selection of the celebrated Italian auteurs’ work immediately carries the imprint of Marco Mueller, who was appointed as the Beijing festival’s general advisor in February.

Three other gala presentations include Indian director Navdeep Singh’s “NH10,”Russian director Roman Prygunov’s “Downshifter,” and Dutch director Roel Reine’s “The Admiral.”

The festival’s 15-strong competition selection includes a more contemporary and wider range of titles than the four previous editions of the festival have enjoyed.

The competition line-up includes U.S. director Michael Almereyda’s “Experimenter, »

- Patrick Frater

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