TOKYO — The 16th Osaka European Film Festival, which unspools Nov. 21-24, has announced its lineup.
The heart of the program is the Premiere Screening section of 10 pics, including helmer Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Gloss,” helmer Florent Emilio Siri’s “Intimate Enemy,” helmer Leonard Abrahamson’s “Garage” and helmer Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Orphanage.” “Intimate Enemy” star Benoit Magimel and Bayona will be at the fest to present their pics.
The fest will also offer a section of eight pics from Russia and Eastern Europe, including three — “Painful Indifference,” “Elegy of Life: Rostropovich, Vishnevskaya” and “Russian Ark” — by Aleksandr Sokurov. Another section will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nouvelle Vague, with 17 pics unspooling.
One highlight will be a special screening of “Lawrence of Arabia” on a new print with digitally remastered sound to commemorate the centenary of helmer David Lean’s birth.
Pic composer Maurice Jarre, who is the fest’s honorary chairman, will be in attendance. He is also the subject of Pascale Cuenot’s docu “In the Tracks of Maurice Jarre” that will get its international preem on Nov. 21.
The fest will also present its 10th Night of the AdEaters, an all-night screening of TV commercials from around the world.
Finally the fest will hold screenings of selected pics from its program in Tokyo on Nov. 28-29.