2019 Taormina Film Festival Announces Lineup

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The full lineup has been announced for the 65th Taormina Film Festival, which will be taking place June 30th to July 6th in Taormina, Sicily. A few highlights include Spider-Man: Far From Home, Danny Boyle‘s Yesterday, and Kenneth Branagh‘s All is True, just to name a few.

Take a look below for the full lineup and be sure to visit taorminafilmfest.it for more information.

TEATRO ANTICO

Amazing Grace (Realized and Produced by Alan Elliott, USA, 2018, 89’, col)
Born on the Fourth of July (Dir. Oliver Stone, USA, 1989, 145’, col)
The Elephant Queen (Dirs. Mark Deeble, Victoria Stone, Kenya/UK, 2019, 96’, col)
I’ll Find You (Dir. Martha Coolidge, USA, 2019, 115’, col)
Ladies in Black (Dir. Bruce Beresford, Australia, 2018, 109’, col)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Dir. Jon Watts, USA, 2019, 135’, col – B/W
Aspromonte (Dir. Mimmo Calopresti, Italy, 2019, col)
Yesterday (Dir. Danny Boyle, UK, 2019, 112’, col)

FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

Allahu Akbar (Dir. Farhat Qazi, Pakistan, 2019, 87’, col)
Amare Amaro (Dir. Julien Paolini, France, 2019, 89’, col)
Azali (Dir. Kwabena Gyansah, Ghana-West Africa, 2018, 89’, col)
Ellen: Die storie van Ellen Pakkies  (Dir. Daryne Joshua, South Africa, 2018, 123’, col)
Hala (Dir. Minhal Baig, USA, 2019, 94’, col)
Imaginary Order (Dir. Debra Eisenstadt, USA, 2019, 101’, col)
In the Life of Music (Dirs. Caylee So, Visal Sok, USA/Cambodia, 2018, 92’, col)
Nido de Mantis (Dir. Arturo Sotto Díaz, Cuba, 2018, 118’, col)
Picciridda (Dir. Paolo Licata, Italy, 2019, 95’, col)
Show Me What You Got (Dir. Svetlana Cvetko, USA, 2019, 100’, B/W)
A Son of Man (Dir. Jamaicanoproblem, Ecuador, 2018, 91’, col)
The Song of the Tree (Dir. Aibek Daiyrbekov, Kyrgyzstan/Russia, 2018, 93’, col)
Them That Follow (Dirs. Britt Poulson, Dan Madison Savage, USA, 2019, 98’, col)
This Teacher (Dir. Mark Jackson, USA, 2018, 95’, col)
Vai (Dir. Beca Arahanga, et al., Āotearoa New Zealand, 2019, 90’, col)

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

Aether (Dir. Rûken Tekeş, Turkey, 2019, 82’, col)
The Biggest Little Farm (Dir. John Chester, USA, 2018, 91’, col)
Desolation Center (Dir. Stuart Swezey, USA, 2018, 94’, col)
Ghost Fleet (Dirs. Shannon Service, Jeffrey Waldron, USA, 2018, 90’, col)
The Hidden Fountain (Dir. Raquel Chalfi, Israel, 2017, 100’, col)
Memphis ‘69 (Dir. Joe LaMattina, USA, 2019, 72’, col)
Midnight Family (Dir. Luke Lorentzen, Mexico, 2019, 81’, col)
One Child Nation (Dirs. Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, USA/China, 2019, 85’, col)
Picture Character (Dirs. Martha Shane, Ian Cheney, USA/Germany/Japan/Argentina/Austria, 2019, 80’,col)
Sea of Shadows (Dir. Richard Ladkani, Austria, 2019, 104’, col)
Seadrift (Dir. Tim Tsai, USA, 2019, 65’, col)
A Tuba to Cuba (Dirs. T.G. Herrington, Danny Clinch, USA/Cuba, 2018, 83’, col)

CENTER STAGE COMPETITION

Arrythmia (Dir. Gibran Bazan, Mexico, 2019, 90’, col)
Dallas in Prizzi (Dir. Luca Vullo, Italy, 2018, 43’, col)
Daughter of the Wolf (Dir. David Hackl, Canada, 2019, 91’, col)
Demolition Girl (Dir. Genta Matsugami, Japan, 2019, 88’, col)
Flatland (Dir. Jenna Bass, South Africa, 2019, 117’, col)
Haiti (Dir. Marco Salom, Italy, 2018, 45’, col)
Happy Face (Dir. Alexandre Franchi, Canada, 2018, 97’, col)
La Partita (Dir. Francesco Carnesecchi, Italy, 2018, 94’, col)
Ploey – You Will Never Fly Alone (Dir. Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson, Iceland/Belgium, 2018, 83’, col)
Slipaway (Dir. Julia Butler, Daniel Mentz, USA, 2017, 89’, col)
Spare Room (Dir. Jenica Bergere, USA, 2018, 97’, col)
Spiral Farm (Dir. Alec Tibaldi, USA, 2019, 85’, col)
Suburban Wildlife (Dir. Imogen McCluskey, Australia, 2019, 90’, col)

SPOTLIGHT – OUT OF COMPETITION

All is True (Dir. Kenneth Branagh, UK, 2018, 101’, col)
Astronaut (Dir. Shelagh McLeod, Canada, 2019, 97’, col)
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (Dir. Pamela B. Green, USA, 2018, 103’, col – B/W)
The Best of Enemies (Dir. Robin Bissell, USA, 2019, 133’, col)
Cruel Peter (Dirs. Christian Bisceglia, Ascanio Malgarini, Italy, 2019, 90’, col)
Diane (Dir. Kent Jones, USA, 2018, 96’, col)
A Rose in Winter (Dir. Joshua Sinclair, UK, 2019, 135’, col)
Tolkien (Dir. Dome Karukoski, USA, 2019, 112’, col)
Tutto Liscio! (Dir. Igor Maltagliati, Italy, 2018, 100’, col)
Welcome Home (Dir. George Ratliff, USA, 2018, 97’, col)

SPECIAL EVENTS

L’Appel du Sang (Dir. Louis Mercanton, France, 1919, 75’, B/W)
Dolce Fine Giornata  (Dir. Jacek Borcuch, Poland, 2019, 92’, col)
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Dir. Radu Jude, Romania/Germany/Bulgaria/France/Czech Republic, 2018, 140’, col)
Il Traditore (Dir. Marco Bellocchio, Italy/France/Brazil/Germany, 2019, 145’, col)
Revealing Ukraine (Dir. Igor Lopatonok, USA, 2019, 92’, col)
Visioni Private (Dir. Ninni Bruschetta, Francesco Calogero, Donald Ranvaud, Italy, 1988, 92’, col)