The winner of the 2011 Golden Bear
in Berlin, Nader And Simin, A Separation by Asghar Farhadi will open
the Wrocław-based event on the 21st July. The second opening film
will be Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. The closing
film on the 31st July will be Pedro Almodovar’s latest movie The
skin I live In.
Among the confirmed guests are Terry Gilliam, Kim Ki-Duk and Bruno
All three competitions of the festival are looking strong this year with
titles such as Urszula Antoniak’s Code Blue, Paula Markovitch’s
El Premio and Nanouk Leopold’s Brownian Movement
in the main, New Horizons International Competition and Kim Ki-Duk’s
Arirang and Marie
Losier’s The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, among others, in
the Films on Art International Competition.
The New Polish Films competition will see the world premiere
of Wilhelm Sasnal’s It Looks Pretty from a
Distance. Sasnal is a world-famous
contemporary artist, whose works are in collections of the
Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern in London.
Jury highlights include Frédéric Boyer (Directors’ Fortnight
Director in 2009-2011), Anocha Suwichakornpong (Mundande
History), Denis Côté (Curling), Dimitris Eipides
(Director of the Thessaloniki IFF) and György
The Juries will award 65.000 EUR in cash prizes. The winners of the
Grand Prix, Audience Award, FIPRESCI Prize and the Films on Art International
Competition are guaranteed distribution in Poland.
The festival will host a big presentation of Norwegian cinema and films from
the phenomena of pinku eiga, red westerns and midnight movies, as well as
retrospectives of Terry Gilliam, Bruno Dumont, Andrzej Munk and Mariusz
The main music star of the 11. New Horizons International
Film Festival will be Nick Cave and Grinderman, who will stage
a concert on 29th July.