ADFF 2011 Films to Screen at Tribeca Film Festival
11.04.2012 - Four ADFF films, including a top award winner and a multiple award-winning SANAD title, are slated to screen at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival this month.
The downtown Manhattan-based event, which opens on April 18, includes a screening of Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parranaud’s Chicken with Plums, the French romance set in pre-revolutionary Iran that won the Black Pearl Award for Best Narrative Feature at ADFF last October.
Also featured is Safinez Bousbia’s El Gusto. A recipient of ADFF’s SANAD post-prodcution fund, the film won Best Director from the Arab World in ADFF’s Documentary Competition, as well as the FIPRESCI Prize. The documentary, which is about the reunion of a group of Algerian Chaabi musicians, has screened at a number of festivals worldwide, among them the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, where it was presented last November.
Tribeca will also showcase British director Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna. Winterbottom, who received a Black Pearl Award for Career Excellence at ADFF last year, sets his adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles in India. The film screened in the Narrative Competition at ADFF. Festival alumni films at Tribeca are rounded out with Poliss, the acclaimed French crime drama from star-turned-director Maïwenn.
Among the films in competition is the autobiographical documentary The Virgin, the Copts and Me from French-Egyptian filmmaker Namir Abdel Messeeh, a French-Qatari co-production that premiered at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival last year.
The 11th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival runs until April 29 and screens narrative and documentary work in international competitions.
For more information, visit the Tribeca Film Festival’s website.