Vallanzasca opens Beaune thriller fest

Article published on March 29, 2011
Article published on March 29, 2011
Tomorrow marks the opening of the 3rd Beaune International Thriller Film Festival (March 30-April 3), which has quickly become an important date in France’s calendar of film events.
Kicking off with an out-of-competition screening of Italian director Michele Placido’s Vallanzasca' – Angels of Evil starring charismatic Kim Rossi Stuart (see review of its premiere at Venice), the festival will offer a strong panorama of a genre that is riding high at the moment.

The international competition includes eight titles to be judged by a jury headed by Régis Wargnier and comprising Fred Cavayé, Stefano Accorsi, Clovis Cornillac and Gael Morel, among others. Four European features have been selected: Belgian director Michaël R.Roskam’s Bullhead, acclaimed in the Berlinale Panorama 2011); Baran Bo Odar’s German production The Silence (to be released in France on April 27 by DistriB Films);

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