FIFA unveils art film fest lineup

To unspool 230 films from 23 countries during its 10-day run

TORONTO -- The 28th International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal is to kick off March 18 with Canadian director Anne-Marie Tougas' "Vivre Avec L'Art... Un Art de Vivre," and close with "Views on Vermeer -- 12 Short Stories," from Dutch director Hans Pool.

In all, FIFA will unspool 230 films from 23 countries during its 10-day run to March 28.

Among the 43 films in competition in Montreal are French director Gerald Caillat's L'Art de Chopin, "David Hockney: A Bigger Picture," from British-based director Bruno Wollheim, and German directors Werber Kohne and Andre Schaefer's "King of Spies -- John Le Carre," a portrait of the popular suspense writer.

Also screening at FIFA is "Juliette Binoche Dans Les Yeux," a biopic of the French actress by sister and French director Marion Stalens, and U.S. director Wendy Keys' "Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight."

The FIFA competition jury comprises German filmmaker Uli Aumueller, Canadian director Jean Bergeron, Italian film historian Angela Dalle Vacche, French gallery owner Jules Maeght and Canadian artist Hermenegilde Chiasson as jury president.