'Black Book' to open 10th Bermuda fest


NEW YORK -- The Bermuda International Film Festival marks its tenth anniversary with a lineup that includes 85 films from 32 countries, including several award-winning entries from other fests.
The BIFF opens Mar. 16 with Paul Verhoeven's recent best foreign language film Oscar shortlist entry "Black Book," and closes with Taika Waititi's comic love story from New Zealand, "Eagle vs. Shark."
  Carrie Fisher, Richard Dreyfuss and documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson are among the six jurors who will select a best narrative, best documentary and best short film.
  Sean Ellis' "Cashback," Slalomed Fatback's "Retrieval" and Dror Shaul's "Sweet Mud (Adam Meshuga'at)" will compete with other features for best narrative feature. Luke Wolbach's "Row Hard, No Excuses," Yael Klopmann's "Storm of Emotions and Adam Bardach's "Living with Lew" are three of the films vying for the docu prize.
  "A Conversation With...Earl Cameron" will honor the Bermuda native and U.K. acting vet on Mar. 17.
  The rest of the extensive lineup can be seen in several programs, including World Cinema Showcase, Special Presentations, From the Archives: Festival Favorites, Midnight Madness, BIFF Kids, Czech Republic sidebar films and Onion Patch: Five Films with a Bermuda Connection.