Bari International Film Festival opens April 5

The fifth edition of Bif&st – the Bari International Film Festival – will take place April 5 to 12, 2014. Ettore Scola is President of Bif&st, created and directed by Felice Laudadio.

The eight-day festival will showcase 332 different events, out of which 238 are screenings. Of those, 54 are for free, in particular those of a tribute dedicated to Gian Maria Volonté.

A total of 141 feature films, 44 short movies, 40 documentary films and 14 special events (among the competitive and non competitive sections, including reruns and retrospectives), will be screened at Teatro Petruzzelli and 11 other cinema halls.

The official inauguration of Bif&st 2014 will be Saturday, April 5, at Teatro Petruzzelli with the Absolute Italian Première screening of “NOAH” by Darren Aronovsky, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Nick Nolte. The movie is a cinematic adaptation of the story of courage, sacrifice and hope of the Ark: the Biblical Noah suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

For complete listings of Bif&st 2014 events click here.

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