The European Film Academy announced the 46 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2019.
Twin Flower (Fiore Gemello)
NAME OF FILM: TWIN FLOWER (FIORE GEMELLO)
DIRECTOR(S): Laura Luchetti
STARRING: Aniello Arena, Giorgio Colangeli, Anastasiya Bogach
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Two teenage runaways forge a relationship haunted by their respective pasts. Anna (Anastasiya Bogach) is eluding a human trafficker for whom her father worked, and Basim (Kallil Kone) is a refugee from the Ivory Coast in search of gainful employment. Together they embark on a dangerous trip across the tough but breathtaking terrain of Sardinia in the hopes of overcoming their personal demons. The remarkable chemistry between Bogach and Kone—both nonprofessional actors—carries Luchetti’s powerful film about coming of age in the throes of the refugee crisis.
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema returns to Film at Lincoln Center for the 19th edition offering a diverse lineup of contemporary Italian films. The Opening Night film is Claudio Giovannesi’s Piranhas.
The Seattle International Film Festival announced the complete 2019 lineup and will celebrate the work of Regina Hall by presenting her with the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema.
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its award winners at the closing ceremony with the People’s Choice Award and $15,000 cash prize going to Peter Farrelly for Green Book.
The Toronto International Film Festival revealed the 46 breakout films from 50 international storytellers that will screen in its 2018 Discovery lineup,