New Directors/New Films Picks First Seven Selections

by Jacob Combs
January 18, 2012 2:18 PM
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Las Acacias
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art today announced the first official selections for the 41st New Directors/New Films, to be held from March 21 to April 1.

New Directors/New Films provides a venue for emerging filmmakers to share their work, and boasts an impressive list of alumni, including Todd Solondz, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher Nolan, Darren Aronofsky,  Spike Lee and Steven Spielberg.

This year's festival is truly international in scope, with the first seven films coming from Austria, Romania, Brazil, Argentina, Norway, Colombia and Russia.

"Breathing," the Austrian submission, and "Twilight Portrait," from Russia, mark the directing debuts of Karl Markovic and Angelina Nikonova, respectively.  Julia Murat's "Found Memories," from Brazil, won an award for best film in the New Horizons category of the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, while Pablo Giogelli's "Las Acacias," from Argentina, won the Camera d'Or for best first feature film at Cannes.

See below for the festival's full line-up.

"Breathing," from Austria, directed by Karl Markovics

"Crulic: The Path to Beyond," from Romania, directed by Anca Damian

"Found Memories (Historias Que So Existem Quando Lembradas)," from Brazil, directed by Julia Murat

"Las Acacias," from Argentina, directed by Pablo Giogelli

"Oslo, August 31st," from Norway, directed by Joachim Trier

"Porfirio," from Colombia, directed by Alejandro Landes

"Twilight Portrait," from Russia, directed by Angelina Nikonova

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