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TORONTO — U.S. director Sean Baker’s “Prince of Broadway” is to compete with 17 other foreign titles for the Louve d’Or prize at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, organizers said Tuesday.
Baker’s drama about two immigrants in Manhattan’s fashion district, which earned jury prizes in Los Angeles and Turin, will go up against “Les Signes Vitaux,” by Canadian director Sophie Deraspe, Ryan Arnold’s “Skidlove, also from Canada, and Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Canine.”
Also booked for the Montreal competition is Johan Grimonprez’s “Double Take,” a Benelux co-production, Irish director Margaret Corkery’s “Eamon,” “La Famille Wolberg,” from French director Axelle Ropert, and “Fausta: La Teta Asustada,” by Peruvian filmmaker Claudia Llosa.
Other Louve d’Or contenders include “The Girl,” from Swedish director Fredrik Edfeldt, “The Happiest Girl in the World,” by Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude, and “Katalin Varga,” by British filmmaker Peter Strickland. Rounding out the Montreal competition is “Koma,” by Austrian director Ludwig Wust, Laurence Thrush’s “Left Handed,” “The Red Race,” a Chinese/German co-production by Chao Gan, “Should I Really Do It?” from Turkish director Ismail Necmi, Canadian filmmaker Frederic Dumont’s “Angel at Sea,” and the British film “Unmade Beds,” by Alexis Dos Santos.
In all, the 38th edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinema will unspool 250 films from 48 countries during its Oct. 7-18 run.
As previously announced, the festival will open with the world premiere of Canadian filmmaker Claude Demers’ “Ladies in Blue,” and close with “Happy End,” by the French brothers and directors Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu.
And films shifting to Montreal from the Toronto International Film Festival include Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist,” Catherine Breillart’s “Bluebeard,” and Elia Suleiman’s “The Time That Remains.”
The Montreal festival also plans a retrospective of films by Jane Campion.
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