The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce the 19 contenders for the Louve d’Or during its 40th edition, to be held in Montreal from October 12 to 23. As usual, the Festival will showcase first, second and third films as part of its mission to promote the work of talented new auteur filmmakers from around the world.
The 19 films in competition for the Louve d’Or in the International Selection, which includes a $15,000 prize from Quebecor, are:
Behold the Lamb, John Mcllduff (UK)
Black Blood, Miaoyan Zhang (China)
Blue Bird, Gust Van Den Berghe (Belgium)
Elena, Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia)
The Giants, Bouli Lanners (Belgium)
The Island, Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria)
The Last Christeros, Matias Meyer (Mexico)
Nuit #1, Anne Émond (Quebec/Canada)
OK Enough, Goodbye, Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia (Lebanon/United Arab Emirates)
Oslo, August 31, Joachim Trier (Norway)
Play, Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
Shame, Steve McQueen (UK)
Toll Booth, Tolga Karacelik (Turkey)
Tomboy, Céline Sciamma (France)
Twilight Portrait, Angelina Nikonova (Russia)
Volcano, Runar Runarsson (Iceland/Denmark)
Wasted Youth, Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Greece)
White White World, Oleg Novkovic (Russia)
Without, Mark Jackson (US)
The jury for the 40th Louve d’Or International Selection competition is made up of actor/singer Mario Saint-Amand (Gerry), producer for ACPAV Bernadette Payeur and journalist/film critic Éric Fourlanty.
The full lineup for the 40th Festival du nouveau cinéma will be announced at a press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in the Agora at UQÀM’s Cœur des sciences.