Morelia 2014: ScreenAnarchy Picks 10 Must See Films
The 12th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival kicked off this past Friday, with the Mexican premiere of Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. For the second year in a row, I'm in Morelia covering the fest for ScreenAnarchy, so expect reviews, features, and some cool photos too.
As usual, Morelia offers an immense lineup and nine days (October 18-26) are certainly not enough to watch each and every interesting title. Therefore I chose 10 essential films nobody attending Morelia should miss. The selection was based on the reviews and commentaries that my ScreenAnarchy colleagues made during previous festivals, and omits the highly anticipated - and damn good - Birdman because its one and only screening at Morelia happened already and unfortunately was not for the general public.
Check out ScreenAnarchy's picks for Morelia 2014 in the gallery below (links to reviews included).
Force Majeure (d. Ruben Östlund, Sweden) - October 18 (9:15 PM) & October 23 (2:15 PM)
A Swedish oddity that surprised more than one critic at this year’s Fantastic Fest, Force Majeure is, according to Twitch’s festivals editor Ryland Aldrich, “a black comedy that’s one of the funniest movies in years.” This is Sweden’s bet for the Academy Awards and winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes.