'Madly in Love,' 'Gift Shop' open Ghent fest

'Get Low,' 'Another Year,' 'Fair Game' set to screen

The Ghent International Film Festival, which runs from Oct. 12-23 in Ghent, Belgium, will kick off with two opening night films: Hilde Van Mieghem's "Madly in Love" and guerilla artist Banky's documentary "Exit through the Gift Shop."

The 37th edition of the fest will screen 140 films, including such titles as Aaron Schneider's "Get Low," Mike Leigh's "Another Year," Doug Liman's "Fair Game," Mark Romanek's "Never Let Me Go," Woody Allen's "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger" and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," which will be the closing night film.

Director Paul Greengrass is to receive the fest's highest honor, the Joseph Plateau Award, which will be presented to him by fellow director Jim Sheridan on Oct. 14.

As part of the festival, the World Soundtrack Awards will be presented on Oct. 23.

Also on tap is an exhibition and retrospective devoted to director Jacques Tati.
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