Wednesday, May 5, 2010

After Cannes, Uncle Boonmee's next stop is Sydney

The 57th Sydney Film Festival has announced its lineup with Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ, Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chaat) tipped for competition.

Boonmee is among three titles coming direct from the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. The others are the Cannes Closing Night film, Julie Bertucelli’s The Tree along with Xavier Dolan’s Heartbeats from the Un Certain Regard section.

Also vying the for the A$60,000 prize is Ben C. Lucas’ Wasted on the Young, Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me, Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime, Brillante Mendoza’s Lola, Shirin Neshat’s Women Without Men, Chris Morris’ Four Lions, Raoul Peck’s Moloch Tropical and the Berlin Film Festival winners from Russia, How I Ended this Summer and Romania, If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle.

Check the rest of the lineup at the festival website, where the full program will be unveiled on Friday, May 7. The Sydney Film Festival runs from June 2 to 14.

(Via Film Business Asia)

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