Tribeca announces feature film slate

New York festival selects 114 films from 124 countries

by Amber Wilkinson

The Trip To Greece
The Trip To Greece
The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its feature film line-up for its 19th edition, which will run from April 15 to 26 in New York City.

This year's programme features 114 films from 124 countries, including 95 world premieres. Forty-four films in the line-up are directed by women.

UK names in the line-up includes the feature version of Michael Winterbottom latest outing to feature Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan on their travels - The Trip To Greece. Johnny Flynn, who has most recently been seen on our screens in Jane Austen adaptation Emma, will star as David Bowie in Stardust, which dramatises a road trip the pop icon took in 1971. In the Spotlight Documentary section, the UK is represented by The Art of Political Murder by We Are Together director Paul Taylor. Executive produced by George Clooney, it considers the murder of human rights activist Bishop Juan Gerardi in the aftermath of the Guatemalan Civil War.

Mike Figgis' latest documentary Someone Up There Likes Me, featuring conversations with Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, will also have its international premiere at the festival. Meanwhile, in the Midnight section, UK/Irish co-production The Boys From County Hell will have its world premiere.

Among the well-known US names in the frame are Hugh Jackman, who stars in public school embezzlement drama Bad Education and Elisabeth Moss, who stars in Shirley, which premiered earlier this year at Sundance.

Artistic director Frédéric Boyer said: “The 10 films in our International Competition reflect the power of political and artistic filmmaking from all over the world. From returning filmmakers to new voices, we will welcome and celebrate the diverse storytellers who will share their personal visions of their own cultures. Tribeca audiences will embark on 10 journeys full of poetry and emotion in these innovative international tales."

Festival director Cara Cusumano added: "This year's festival embraces the unique power of film to bring people together—whether that's literally the communal experience of watching a film in a packed theater, or the more intangible way a great film can make you empathiae with a stranger's struggle. In an election year where we will go to the polls to make big decisions about our future together, these films are an opportunity for connection and understanding."

As previously announced, the festival will open with Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President.

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