AFI FEST 2019 Announces World Cinema Section

Posted by Larry Gleeson

AFI announced today the films that will play in the World Cinema section of AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. Showcasing the best in cinema from the US and around the globe, this section presents the depth and diversity of human culture as seen through the universal language of the motion picture.


The section features 16 titles representing 19 countries, as well as five official International Feature Film Oscar® submissions: Sweden’s AND THEN WE DANCED (DIR Levan Akin), Canada’s ANTIGONE (DIR Sophie Deraspe), Poland’s CORPUS CHRISTI (BOŻE CIAŁO) (DIR Jan Komasa), Italy’s THE TRAITOR (DIR Marco Bellocchio), and Romania’s THE WHISTLERS (DIR Cornlieu Porumboiu). And Terrence Malick’s latest film A HIDDEN LIFE will have its Los Angeles premiere in the World Cinema section. The film, a historical drama about Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter who refused to fight for the Nazis during World War II, is set to be released in the United States on December 13, 2019.


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A Hidden Life


AFI FEST 2019 takes place November 14-21, 2019, at historic theaters in Los Angeles. Screenings, Galas and other events will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and the Hollywood Roosevelt and will open with the World Premiere of AFI Conservatory alumna Melina Matsoukas’ QUEEN & SLIM and close with World Premiere of George Nolfi’s THE BANKER. Clint Eastwood’s RICHARD JEWELL will also have its World Premiere at AFI FEST on Wednesday, November 21, 2019. The full festival lineup and schedule will be unveiled later this month. Stay tuned!


(Source: AFIFest news release)


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