The 14th Shanghai International Film Festival announced its first batch of the competition films for its Golden Goblet Award on May 10th. The nine films in the shortlist come from Argentina, Italy, Japan, Germany, Turkey, and Russia. Among them, the latest work by British director Roland Joffe, a Golden Palm recipient in Cannes, and Japanese director SABU.
The nine films are:
“The Bones Tunnel” (Argentina) directed by Nacho Garassino
“Ainom” (Italy) directed by Lorenzo Ceva Valla
“Hayde Bre” (Turkey) directed by Orhan Oguz
“Bunny Drop” (Japan) directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka
“The Quest” (India/Bangladesh) directed by Goutam Ghose
“Alive And Ticking” (Germany) directed by Andi Rogenhagen
“Tomorrow’s Joe”(Japan) directed by Fumihiko Sori
“Hydraulics” (Russia) directed by Yevgeni Serov
“There Be Dragons” (USA/Argentina/Spain) directed by Roland Joffe
Another seven films will be announced in mid-to-late May. The organizing committee of SIFF have already announced that American director Barry Levinson will be the Jury President for the Golden Goblet Award at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival, which will be held from June 11th to 19th.