Warsaw film festival unveils lineup

'No One's Son,' '33 Scenes' among screenings

MOSCOW -- The 24th edition of the Warsaw International Film Festival, which runs Oct. 10-19, has announced its competition lineup. Many of the films come from Eastern and Central Europe or are co-productions with the participation of the region's countries.

The host country will be represented by Malgoska Szumowska's German co-production "33 Scenes From Life," a drama about a successful artist whose seemingly happy family life one day collapses.

Croatian/Slovenian "No One's Son" by Arsen Anton Ostojic deals with the aftermath of the war in the former Yugoslavia; while "The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" by Stefan Komandarev explores Bulgaria's communist past.

Kirill Serebrennikov's "Yuri's Day," one of the year's most critically acclaimed Russian movies, tells the allegorical story of a prosperous opera diva's visit to her provincial hometown.

The U.S. will be represented by Trygve Allister Diesen and Lucky McKee's "Red," based on a novel by cult horror author Jack Ketchum, and Thomas McCarthy's "The Visitor," a story of an economics professor living in the suburbs of New York who withdraws from life after his wife's death.
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