•• The third annual Aruba International Film Festival kicks off June 22, running through June 28 and ahead of the debut, organizers have solidified the lineup for this year’s event. Rob Reiner’s The Magic of Belle Isle, starring Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen, will open the festival. Virginia Madsen will be on hand for the red carpet premiere and the presentation of the film at Paseo Herencia.
As for the competition lineup, AIFF artistic director Claudio Masenza and founder Jonathan Vieira announced films from 18 different countries, several of which will make their international and South American debuts.
In addition to the competition, AIFF announced selections for its local, sidebar platform: the Caribbean Spotlight Series. The CSS jury will be led by last year’s Audience Award winner, Bahamian filmmaker Kareem Mortimer. The full lists for the competition series and the CSS series are listed below: The full lists for the competition are listed below:
•• The official AIFF 2012 competition
A Few Best Men (Country: Australia/UK / Director: Stephan Elliott)
A Gang Story (Country: France/Belgium / Director: Olivier Marchal)
Anton Corbijn Inside Out? (Country: Netherlands/Germany/UK/Italy/Sweden / Director: Klaartje Quirijns)
Bringing Up Bobby (Country: USA / Director: Famke Janssen)
Easy! (Country: Italy / Director: Francesco Bruni)
Easy Money (Country: Sweden / Director: Daniel Espinosa)
Electrik Children (Country: USA / Director: Rebecca Thomas)
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Country: Japan/UK / Director: Takashi Miike)
Hollywood Invasion (Country: Italy / Director: Marco Spagnoli) American Premiere
In the Land of Blood and Honey (Country: USA / Director: Angelina Jolie)
Kryptonite! (Country: Italy / Director: Ivan Cotroneo)
Redlegs (Country: USA / Director: Brandon Harris)
Reveron (Country: Venezuela / Director: Diego Rísquez)
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Country: UK/Italy/Germany / Director: Laurent Bouzereau)
Sex of the Angels (Country: Spain/Brazil / Director: Xavier Villaverde)
Stolen (Country: USA / Director: Simon West) (World Premiere)
Take This Waltz (Country: Canada/Spain/Japan / Director: Sarah Polley)
The Magic of Belle Isle (Country: USA / Director: Rob Reiner)
The Hunter (Country: Australia / Director: Daniel Nettheim)
War of the Buttons (Country: France / Director: Christophe Barratier)
Where Do We Go Now? (Country: France/Lebanon/Egypt/Italy / Director: Nadine Labaki)
The Hot Flashes (2013)
An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas
women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant
high school girls' state champs to a series of games to raise money
for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as these marginalized women
go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, and
become a national media sensation.
Madsen as Clementine Winks
Director: Susan Seidelman
Last Keepers (2013)
When the teenage daughter of a reclusive
family of artists falls in love with an unusual boy at school, she
awakens mysterious powers and discovers ancient family secrets that will
change her life forever.
Madsen as Abigail Carver
Director: Maggie Greenwald
Genre: Teen Fantasy ∞ Romance
Jake Squared (2013)
A surreal comedy about a filmmaker who decides to make a
movie to help figure out out how he's managed to screw up every
relationship he's ever had.
Madsen as Beth
Director: Howard Goldberg
Crazy Kind of Love (2013)
A broken family finds their relationships
to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Madsen as Augusta
Director: Sarah Siegel-Magness
Road To Capri (2013)
A full detailed plot synopsis to be
Madsen as Katherine
Director: Boris Damast
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The Wilderness of
A young boy in Portland comes to terms with living without his dad.
Madsen as Abigail Charm
Director: Michael James Johnson
Anna Nicole Story (2013)
∞ Biopic about Vickie Lynn Hogan,
a pretty but plain small town Texan girl who transformed herself into
the voluptuous, Marilyn Monroe-esque Anna Nicole Smith.
Madsen as Virgie
Director: Mary Harron
Photos ∞ Trailer ∞ Official Site
A cool, classic beauty,
with a vibrant blonde mane and an exuberant flair for the dramatic,
is one of Hollywood's most versatile and unique
actresses. Not only did she receive amazing reviews for her Academy
Award and Golden Globe nominated performance in Alexander Payne's hit
film, Sideways, but this Independent Spirit Award-winning actress has an
illustrious resume of roles alongside the most notable and respected
actors in the business.
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