Magazine article Screen International

Film Fest Gent Announces Competition Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Film Fest Gent Announces Competition Line-Up

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The programme for the 43rd Film Fest Gent (Oct 11-21) has been officially announced, including 12 films in official competition, as well as a diverse array of features in the Nordic, Japanese and Belgian cinema categories.

The festival will open with Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake, which won this year's Palme d'Or in Cannes.

International guests will include Loach, Isabelle Huppert, Terence Davies, Olivier Assayas, Mark Rappaport, Derek Cianfrance, Asghar Farhadi and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

The official competition opens on 16 October with Fien Troch's Home, with the cast and crew in attendance.

Other directors presenting films in competition include Ivo Ferreira, Kôji Fukada and Terence Davies.

The international jury consists of producer Jeremy Thomas, director Tran Anh Hung (Norwegian Wood), actors Lina El Arabi (A Wedding) and India Hair (Staying Vertical), novelist and writer Jonathan Coe and director and actor Maaike Neuville (Dirty Mind).

This year's festival will also feature spotlights on Nordic and Japanese cinema, with programmes dedicated to each. …

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