‘Birds Of Passage’, ‘Border’ among Chicago international competition line-up (exclusive)

By JEREMY KAY • SEPT. 14, 2018 • SCREENDAILY •

Cannes selections Birds Of Passage and Border will compete with the likes of Transit and Non Fiction for the Gold Hugo at next month’s 54th Chicago International Film Festival.

Artistic director Mimi Plauché announced on Friday (14) the international competition line-ups at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, which runs from October 10–21.

The longest running competitive film festival in North America will feature two world premieres – Guie’dani’s Navel (Mexico) and the documentary Father The Flame (USA) – and showcase 16 films in the main International Feature Film Competition, 14 films in New Directors Competition, and nine films in International Documentary Competition.

From Austria to Iran, the Dominican Republic to Vietnam, this year’s competition brings together veterans and novies, including Belly Of The Whale (Ireland), Echo (Israel), The Road Not Taken (China), and the documentary [CENSORED] (Australia).

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

Father The Flame (U.S.) dir. Chad Terpstra, World Premiere

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