'Quinceanera,' 'Sleep' bookend Morelia fest

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MEXICO CITY -- Coming-of-age drama "Quinceanera," from writer-directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, and Michel Gondry's romantic fantasy "The Science of Sleep" will bookend the fourth edition of the Morelia International Film Festival, one of Mexico's top movie showcases. Festival organizer Daniela Michel also said at a Friday news conference that director Guillermo del Toro will attend the event for the Mexico premiere of "Pan's Labyrinth." The festival, which runs Oct. 14 -- 22, will feature 13 Mexican documentaries and 56 shorts in competition. Five domestic features are scheduled to bow out of competition in Morelia, including horror film "Kilometer 31" and drama "El Violin," which competed in this year's Cannes Film Festival. The festival also features Ken Loach's Palm d'Or winner "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" as well as a strong lineup of movies that competed during International Critics' Week at Cannes.
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