“Weiner,” “Space in Between” head to Moscow Film Fest

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's Sundance award-winner Weiner (pictured) and Marco Del Fiol's The Space in Between: Marina Abramovic and Brazil are among the eight documentary features in competition at the 38th annual Moscow International Film Festival.
June 22, 2016

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s Sundance award-winner Weiner (pictured) and Marco Del Fiol‘s The Space in Between: Marina Abramovic and Brazil are among the eight documentary features in competition at the 38th annual Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF).

The documentary competition will be held for the sixth time and is to feature a jury panel comprised of Krakow Film Festival director Krzysztof Gierat and Russian filmmaker Sergey Debizhev. French filmmaker and producer Thomas Balmes will chair the jury panel for the fest, which kicks off on Thursday (June 23).

Additional titles screening in-competition include Benjamin Ree’s Magnus (Norway); Jero Yun’s Mrs. B. A North Korean Woman (South Korea); Helena Trestikova and Jakub Hejna’s Doomed Beauty (Czech Republic); Hadzi-Aleksandar Djurovic’s You Leave, I’ll Stay! (Serbia); Ke Guo’s Twenty Two (China); and Mikhail Barynin’s 24 Snow (Russia).

Meanwhile, docs appearing in the “Free Thought” non-competition category will include a raft of international award-winning feature-length films, including Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s Sundance- and Golden Nymph Award-winning Sonita; Gianfranco Rosi’s Berlinale-winning Fire at the Sea; Brian Oakes’ Sundance-winning Jim: The James Foley Story; Aslaug Holm’s Hot Docs-winning Brothers and Michael Moore‘s Chicago Film Festival-winning Where to Invade Next.

Other films appearing in the “Free Thought” lineup are Wojciech Staroń‘s Brothers; Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent’s Tomorrow; Zhao Liang’s Behemoth; Tom Fassaert’s A Family Affair; and Antoine Viviani’s In Limbo.

For the festival’s complete schedule and film descriptions, click here.

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