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Beijing Film Festival Unveils 15 Competition Titles

Magazine article Screen International

Beijing Film Festival Unveils 15 Competition Titles

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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 Anushka Sharma, Downshifter from Russian director Roman Prygunov and The Admiral from Dutch auteur Roel Reiné.

The selection committee made their choices based on a pre-selection of foreign titles proposed by BJIFF general advisor Marco Müller, along with his team of consultants, coordinated by Chen Zhi-heng.

"This line-up reflects the goals and commitments of BJIFF, to screen and celebrate world and international premieres of diverse, cutting-edge international cinema," said Muller.

"We are happy that in 40 days we have confirmed the strategic importance of BJIFF by raising the international awareness ? …

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