You don’t have to look further than last year to find a movie honored at the Tribeca Film Festival that then went on to receive other major accolades – the best narrative feature winner/Oscar nominated “War Witch.”
Which makes the festival pretty high-profile, even though it still isn’t as prestigious as the ones held in Cannes, Venice or Berlin. You can thus understand our excitement over the announcing of the first half of the movies to be presented in NYC this year.
Out of the 6,000+ submissions, there have been 89 feature-length films selected from 30 countries in total, including 53 world premieres. “Sunlight Jr”. is bound to be in the spotlight, being directed and written by Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby) and starring Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon.
Other intriguing premieres include Ben Kingsley and Kodi Smit-McPhee’s “A Birder’s Guide to Everything,” as well as “Teenage,” a documentary by Matt Wolf. The World Narrative Feature Competition will pit Italy’s “Ali Blue Eyes” against France’s “Just a Sigh” and Australia’s “The Rockets,” among others, while “Big Men,” “The Genius of Marian” and “The Kill Team” could be in the race for winning the World Documentary Feature Competition.
The entire list of movies to be presented at Tribeca, both in competitions and outside, should be made available soon on the official website here.
Via [Inside Movies]