'Your Name' on Montreal marquee

Festival announces 20-title competition slate

TORONTO -- Matthew Wilder's biopic "Your Name Here," which stars Bill Pullman as sci-fi writer William J. Frick, will compete in competition with 19 other indie titles at the Montreal World Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday.

Also booked for competition slots are Dutch helmer Arno Dierickx's "Blood Brothers," German Ulla Wagner's "The Invention of Curried Sausage," Serbian Goran Markovic's "The Tour" and a pair of Spanish titles -- Manuel Gutierrez Aragon's "Who's Next?" and Xavi Puebla's "Welcome to Farewell-Gutmann.

Other countries fielding two competition titles are Israel (Ali Nassar's "Whispering Embers" and Eitan Green's "It All Begins at Sea"), Canada (Stephane Gehami's "En Plein Couer" and Benoit Pilon's "Ce Qu'il Faut Pour Vivre") and Japan (Yojiro Takita's "Okuribito" and Ryoichi Kimizuka's "Nobody to Watch Over Me").

Rounding out Montreal's official section are Patrice Toye's "Nowhere Man" (Belgium), Paula Hernandez's "Rain" (Argentina), Zhuo Gehe's "Nima's Women" (China), Walter Doehner's "Teo's Voyage" (Mexico), Paolo Villaluna and Ellen Ramos' "Selda" (Philippines), Daniel Alfredson "Wolf" (Sweden) and Suman Mukhopadhyay's "Chaturanga" (India).

In all, Montreal will unspool 234 feature films during its Aug. 21-Sept. 1 run. The festival kicks off with Christophe Barratier's "Faubourg 36."

Four U.S. movies will play Montreal's World Cinema sidebar: Noah Buschel's "The Missing Person," Mary Haverstick's "Home," Ron Satbf's "Misconceptions" and Steven Lewis Simpson's "Rezbomb."