The six Dfi-backed pics unspooling across all sections at the fest are: Romanian director Bogdan Mirica’s “Dogs” and Singaporean helmer Boo Junfeng’s “Apprentice,” both in Un Certain Regard; “Divines” by French director Houda Benyamina, in Directors’ Fortnight; Spanish director Oliver Laxe’s “Mimosas” (pictured) and “Tramontane” by Lebanon’s Vatche Boulghourjian, in Critics’ Week.
The Dfi also put some coin into Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Palme d’Or contender “The Salesman,” but not as part of grants program.
Dfi Grants Program funding feature film recipients for Spring 2016 are:
Amerli – Yahya Al Allaq (Iraq/Qatar)
Logline: After the destruction of their hometown in northern Iraq, and the murder of their parents,