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Cannes: 'World War Z' With Brad Pitt to Open Moscow Film Festival

World War Z Brad Pitt Close Up Trailer Screengrab - H 2013
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The 35th edition of the event also unveiled the first 10 competition titles.

CANNES - Marc Forster’s World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, will open the 35th annual Moscow Film Festival on June 20, organizers said here over the weekend.

They also unveiled the first 10 competition titles, with the rest set to be announced later this month. The first members of the competition jury are writer and  director Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Kandahar) and Ursula Meier (Sister).

The Moscow festival team also said it would offer a retrospective of documentaries on the Olympic Games, retrospectives of films by Bernardo Bertolucci and Costa Gavras, as well as a program devoted to Dutch cinema.

"We received more than 1,500 entries, but I feel we have created a program that reflects the core principles of the festival," said Leonid Vereshchagin, producer general of the festival.

The initial films announced for the event's competition are:
Matterhorn by Diederik Ebbinge
Drogowka (Traffic Department) by Wojciech Smarzowski
Rol (The Role) by Konstantin Lopushansky
Spaghettti Story by Ciro de Caro
Sayonara Keikoku (The Ravine of Goodbye) by Tatsushi Omori
Los Chicos del Puerto by Alberto Morais
Rosie by Marsel Gisler
Zerre (Particle) by Erdem Tepegoz
Disorder by Archil Kavtaradze
Skolzheniye (Slide) by Anton Rozenberg

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