When : October 22 – 25, 2015
Where : MDC’s Tower Theater Miami
1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
The four-day fall film event returns with a new name, GEMS, featuring las joyas de la corona (the crown jewels) of the season’s finest new cinematic works. GEMS has become a permanent addition to the Miami Film Festival’s activities, to be held as anq annual October event. GEMS is another opportunity to introduce a specially curated program of new movies that truly sparkle.
The GEMS film slate includes:
1. Brooklyn (USA / Ireland), directed by John Crowley *OPENING NIGHT
2. The 33 (USA / Chile), directed by Patricia Riggen *CLOSING NIGHT FILM
3.The Assassin (Taiwan), directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien *WINNER OF BEST DIRECTOR AT CANNES 2015; OFFICIAL TAIWANESE SUBMISSION TO ACADEMY AWARDS 2016.
4. The Club (El club) (Chile), directed by Pablo Larraín *WINNER OF SILVER BEAR GRAND JURY PRIZE AT 2015 BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL; OFFICIAL CHILEAN SUBMISSION TO ACADEMY AWARDS 2016.
5. Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente) (Colombia), directed by Ciro Guerra *WINNER OF TOP DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT AWARD AT CANNES 2015.
6. Havana Motor Club (USA / Cuba), directed by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt.
7.It’s Now or Never (Ahora o nunca) (Spain), directed by María Ripoll This summer’s biggest homegrown box office hit in Spain.
8. Krisha (USA), directed by Trey Edward Shults Winner of both the Grand Jury Price and the Audience Award at SXSW earlier this year.
9. Mia Madre (Italy), directed by Nanni Moretti
10. My Golden Days (France), directed by Arnaud Desplechin *WINNER OF DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT AWARD AT CANNES 2015.
11. Perfect Day (Spain), directed by Fernando León de Aranoa.Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa makes his first English language film with this Cannes-debuting tale of 24 hours in the lives of two veteran humanitarian aid workers in the waning days of the 1995 Balkan War.
12. Trash (U.K. / Brazil), directed by Stephen Daldry. *SPECIAL GEMS PREVIEW NIGHT ON OCTOBER 5, 2015.
13. Yona (Israel), directed by Nir Bergman Like a “living thunderbolt”, the bold and nonconformist Yona Wallach stormed through Tel-Aviv’s male-dominated political and poetry circles in the 1960s.
14. Youth (Italy), directed by Paolo Sorrentino with a phenomenal cast of actors including Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, and Jane Fonda.
15. Master Class Tribute to the late James Horner. Known as Hollywood’s ultimate movie composer, James Horner passed away in an aircraft accident this past June, not long after completing what would turn out to be one of his final great scores – the music for Patricia Riggen’s The 33, The GEMS closing night film this year.