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‘Moneyball’ to open Mumbai fest

'Dolphin Tale' to close event

Helmer Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball,” toplining Brad Pitt, will open the 13th Mumbai Film Festival, which will close with Charles Martin Smith’s “Dolphin Tale.”

Other India premieres include Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia,” George Clooney’s “The Ides of March” and Wim Wenders’ “Pina.”

Fest’s competitive sections — International (for debut features), Dimensions Mumbai and Harmony Celebrate Age (for pics about old age) — will offer a total of $200,000 in prize money. “Chariots of Fire” helmer Hugh Hudson will head the jury that comprises directors Roger Spottiswoode, Jerzy Skolimowski, Na Hong-jin (“The Yellow Sea”) and Kiran Rao (“Dhobi ghat”).

Fest will pay tribute to Indian actor Shammi Kapoor, director Mani Kaul and artist M.F. Hussain, all of whom died this year.

Multihyphenate Gulzar, who shared a music Oscar with A.R. Rahman for “Slumdog Millionaire,” will be presented with a lifetime achievement award, and fest will run a retro of Hudson’s movies.

The Reliance Entertainment-backed event runs Oct. 13-20.

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