AFI Fest Adds Cannes Titles, Oscar Foreign-Language Entries

A dozen Oscar foreign-language submissions will screen at the AFI Fest in Hollywood, along with a number of 2012 Cannes titles, including "Reality," "The Hunt" and "The Sapphires"

Last Updated: March 5, 2013 @ 10:31 AM


AFI Fest 2012 has completed its programming lineup by announcing the addition of Ken Loach's "The Angels' Share" (below), Matteo Garrone's "Reality" and a dozen entries in the Oscar foreign-language race.

The American Film Institute announced the festival's World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Shorts programs on Monday. Earlier, it had announced its Galas, Special Screenings, Young Americans, New Auteurs and Guest Artistic Director programs for the festival, which kicks off on Nov. 1 with the premiere of Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock" and concludes on Nov. 8 with Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."

The Angels' ShareScreenings will take place at the Chinese and Egyptian theaters in Hollywood, with additional events at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

In total, the festival will present 80 features and 56 shorts, chosen from 3,400 submissions.

The World Cinema program will include Oscar foreign-language entries from Denmark ("A Royal Affair"), Austria ("Amour"), Germany ("Barbara"), Romania ("Beyond the Hills"), Portugal ("Blood of My Blood"), Italy ("Caesar Must Die"), Norway ("Kon-Tiki"), Belgium ("Our Children"), South Korea ("Pieta") and Canada ("War Witch").

The program will also feature a number of films from May's Cannes Film Festival, including "The Angels' Share," "Reality," Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt," Hong Sang-soo's "In Another Country," Abbas Kiarostami's "Like Someone in Love," Xavier Dolan's "Laurence Anyways" and Wayne Blair's "The Sapphires."

Breakthrough selections include another Oscar entry, Kenya's "Nairobi Half Life." The Midnight program is highlighted by "ABCs of Death," an anthology film from 26 different directors or directorial teams.

For the fourth consecutive year, tickets to the AFI Fest presented by Audi are available to the public free of charge. Information about registering for tickets and purchasing patron passes is available at at

The new programing additions:

"A Royal Affair,"
Nikolaj Arcel
"Amour," Michael Haneke
"The Angels’ Share," Ken Loach
"Barbara," Christian Petzold
"Berberian Sound Studio," Peter Strickland
"Beyond the Hills" ("Dupa Delauri"), Cristian Mungiu
"Blood of My Blood" ("Sangue do meu Sangue"), João Canijo
"Caesar Must Die" ("Cesare deve morire"), Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
"Everybody in Our Family" ("Toata Lumea din Familia Noastra"), Radu Jude
"Greatest Hits" ("Los Mejores Temas"), Nicolás Pereda
"The Hunt" ("Jagten"), Thomas Vinterberg          
"In Another Country" ("Da-Reun Na-Ra-e-Suh"), Hong Sang-soo
"Kon-Tiki," Joachim Roenning, Espen Sandberg
"Kuma," Umut Dag          
"Laurence Anyways," Xavier Dolan          
"Leviathan," Lucien Castaing-Taylor
"Like Someone in Love," Abbas Kiarostami
"Our Children" ("A Perdre la Raison"), Joachim Lafosse          
"Paradise: Faith," Ulrich Seidl
"Paradise: Love," Ulrich Seidl
"Pieta," Kim Ki-duk
"Post Tenebras Lux," Carlos Reygadas
"Reality," Matteo Garrone          
"The Sapphires," Wayne Blair
"Something in the Air" ("Apres Mai"), Olivier Assayas
"Tabu," Miguel Gomes
"Tey" ("Aujourd'hui"), Alain Gomis
"War Witch" ("Rebelle"), Kim Nguyen
"White Elephant," Pablo Trapero
"Wrong," Quentin Dupieux
"Zaytoun," Eran Riklis

"Everybody's Got Somebody … Not Me" ("Todo el Mundo Tiene Alguiene Menos Yo"),
Raúl Fuentes
"Kid," Fien Troch
"The Last Step," Ali Mosaffa
"The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On," Drew Denny
"Nairobi Half Life," David Tosh Gitonga
"Oh Boy," Jan Ole Gerster

"ABCs of Death,"
Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Adrián García Bogliano, Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi          
"Come Out and Play," Makinov          
"Here Comes the Devil" ("Ahi va el Diablo"), Adrián García Bogliano
"John Dies at the End," Don Coscarelli

The full shorts program is available at

Previously announced programming:

"Hitchock," Sacha Gervasi (opening night)
"Life of Pi," Ang Lee
"Lincoln," Steven Spielberg (closing night)
"On the Road," Walter Salles
"Rise of the Guardians," Peter Ramsey
"Rust and Bone," Jacques Audiard

"The Central Park Five,"
Ken Burns
"Ginger and Rosa," Sally Potter
"Holy Motors," Leos Carax
"The Impossible," Juan Antonio Bayona
"Quartet," Dustin Hoffman
"Room 237," Rodney Ascher
"Silver Linings Playbook," David O. Russell
"West of Memphis," Amy Berg

"All the Light in the Sky," Joe Swanberg
"Ape," Joel Potrykus;
"Electrick Children," Rebecca Thomas
"The International Sign for Choking," Zach Weintraub

"Kid-Thing," David Zellner
"Only the Young," Jason Tippet, Elizabeth Mims
"Pearblossom Highway," Mike Ott
"Somebody Up There Likes Me," Bob Byington

"Starlet," Sean Baker

"Sun Don't Shine," Amy Seimetz
"Tchoupitoulas," Turner Ross, Bill Ross

"After Lucia," Michel Franco
"Antiviral," Brandon Cronenberg

"Clip," Maja Milos
"Eat Sleep Die," Gabriela Pichler

"Here and There," Antonio Mendez Esparza
"In the Fog," Sergei Loznitsa
"Not in Tel Aviv," Nony Geffen
"Simon Killer," Antonio Campos

"42nd Street,"
Lloyd Bacon
"La Regle Du Jeu," Jean Renoir
"Sunrise," F.W. Murnau
"Vivre Ca Vie," Jean-Luc Godard