NEW YORK, NY.-
Global Lens 2013, the tenth edition of the Global Film Initiatives critically acclaimed film series, will premiere January 10-24, 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art
in New York before embarking on a yearlong tour of more than fifty cities throughout the United States and Canada. Global Lens 2013 will be headlined by ten award-winning narrative feature films from Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mexico and Serbia. The series will be simultaneously released on Virgin America airlines, and will also release on television, home video and Internet (Hulu and Fandor) in late-2013.
Global Lens 2013 includes Zhang Yuans vibrant ode to disaffected Chinese youth, BEIJING FLICKERS (2012 Toronto IFF; 2012 Busan IFF), Brazilian Director Eduardo Nuness lush, chimerical portrait of life lived in one day, SOUTHWEST (Special Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize, 2011 Rio IFF) and Mani Haghighis wonderfully fresh Iranian Robin Hood-with-a-twist, MODEST RECEPTION (NETPAC Prize, 2012 Berline IFF).
The series also features Sebastián del Amos eclectic tribute to vintage Mexican cinema, THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JUAN OROL (Best First Feature, 2012 Guadalajara IFF), Suman Ghoshs sensitive, cinema-verité Kolkata-chronicle, SHYAMAL UNCLE TURNS OFF T LIGHTS (2012 Busan IFF) and STUDENT (Un Certain Regard, 2012 Cannes FF), Darezhan Omirbayevs atmospheric riff on the Dostoevsky classic Crime and Punishment.
The lineup is rounded out by four films that pay homage to the initivatives long-enduring mission of bringing to light the best undistributed and overlooked films of the world: Chilean auteur Sebastián Silvas darkly comic LIFE KILLS ME, the Bahman Ghobadi-produced ABOUT 111 GIRLS (2012 Busan IFF), Srdjan Dragojevićs LGBT boundary-bender, THE PARADE (Panorama Audience Award, 2012 Berlin IFF) and CAIRO 678 (2011 New Directors/New Films), Mohamed Diabs stunning revelation on gender and oppression in contemporary Cairo.
Global Lens 2013 will also present the award-winning coming-of-age narrative MAX AND MONA (dir. Teddy Mattera, South Africa) as part of the Initiatives retrospective program, Chairmans Choice, established in 2009 to reintroduce exceptional films from the Global Lens Collection for theatrical exhibition. MAX AND MONA originally appeared in Global Lens 2006.