Celebrating its 32nd year of bringing glitz, glamour and great cinema to South Florida, Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival will feature a stellar lineup of movies from around the globe during its 10-day run March 6-15.
More than 400 producers, filmmakers, stars and industry professionals will descend on multiple venues in Miami as the Festival presents more than 100 films from 30-plus countries. Attracting tens of thousands of fans each year, the MDC event is the only major film festival produced and presented by a college or university.
A bevy of top box-office draws headline this year’s Festival, including Ricardo Darín in the opening night film Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes), the legendary Catherine Deneuve in 3 Hearts and In the Name of My Daughter, and Geraldine Chaplin in Sand Dollars (Dólares de arena).
In addition to focusing on individual masterpieces, the Festival looks at the talent generated in different regions of the globe. A versatile and bold exhibition of the most prominent works arising from modern-day Asian films comprises the Spotlight on Asian Cinema program presented by byejoe, while French films take center stage with the Spotlight on French Cinema presented by TV5Monde.
This year’s awards night film Sidetracked (Las ovejas no pierden el tren), is no exception. Starring Inma Cuesta as a thirty-something working mom who feels that her life has taken a turn away from what she originally envisioned, Sidetracked taps a gold mine of humor to explore contemporary life.
Festivalgoers can rub elbows with the glitterati during the CINEDWNTWN Galas, exciting red carpet events featuring the year’s most compelling star-driven works by top-tier directors showcased at the Olympia Theater.