25 March, 2014 |
The 17th edition of the Sonoma International Film Festival will open with Richard Shepard’s dark comedy Don Hemingway starring Jude Law and Chris Lowell’s friendship drama Beside Still Waters.
Amma Asante’s Belle will close the event.
World Cinema selections include Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar winner The Great Beauty, Biye Bandele’s Half Of A Yellow Sun and Lance Daly’s Life’s A Breeze.
Among the Latin American strand Vamos Al Cine are Gary Alazraki’s Mexican entry We Are The Nobles, Juan Carlos Melo Guevara’s Jardin de Amapolas from Colombia and Jorge Perugorria’s Cuban film Se Vende.
All in all more than 100 films will screen at eight venues and more than 200 filmmakers are invited to attend. The festival runs from April 2-6.
“We are very proud of what this year’s festival has to offer,” said SIFF executive director Kevin McNeely. “Each day guarantees an amazing combination of films from 22 countries, parties featuring premium wines and food from local restaurants, an industry panel focusing on films that are important to make, and gracious hospitality offered in our stylish Backlot Tent…not to mention the most talented group of filmmakers and actors attending from around the world.”