The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, running April 16-27 in New York City, has announced its first wave of films; and we have the horror highlights (sparse though they may be) here along with a few new stills.
From the Press Release:
The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints section, which highlights unique, personal stories and diverse filmmakers in international and American independent cinema. Forty seven of the 87 feature-length films were announced as part of the 13th edition of the Festival, which will take place from April 16 to April 27 at locations around New York City and open with the documentary film Time Is Illmatic.
The Festival announced that Dior and I will screen as opening night for the World Documentary competition, Gabriel will open the World Narrative competition, and Summer of Blood will open the Viewpoints section. All three titles will have their world premiere on April 17.
As for those horror titles mentioned above, there are only three (and one of them is more of a noir thriller) in the Viewpoints section, but with the feature-length films in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special sections still to be announced on Thursday, March 6, we expect many more to come.
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The core of Tribeca’s commitment to launching fresh voices and embracing risky, utterly original storytelling is Viewpoints. Kicking off with the delightfully twisted Summer of Blood, Onur Tukel’s comedic reimagining of the vampire genre, the spectrum of boundary-pushing work Viewpoints celebrates is reflected in a bounty of styles, genres, filmmakers, and subjects. The 2014 program is one of uncommon originality and exuberance.
“This year’s Viewpoints section resonates with voices that are distinctive and vital,” said Director of Programming Genna Terranova. “I believe that these filmmakers push cinematic boundaries and ensure a bright and dynamic future for independent storytelling.”
After a botched arrest in a grisly serial-murder case, small-town detective Zhang Zili is suspended from the force, taking a job as a security guard at a coal factory. When another series of mysteriously similar murders takes place five years later, Zhang sets out to investigate on his own. Winner of the top prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Diao Yinan’s moody, quietly powerful thriller is a classic film noir staged against the quotidian lives of a wintry Northern Chinese industrial town. In Mandarin with subtitles.
(USA) – New York Premiere, Narrative.
What begins as a happy honeymoon for newlyweds Bea (Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway) takes a sinister turn when Bea disappears from bed one night and Paul discovers her the next day naked in the woods with no memory of how she got there. Soon Bea begins an escalating, unexplainable shift from a happy, carefree young woman to a cold, distant, and calculating one. Supernatural forces may be at work, but they uncannily echo some of the anxieties that come with a new marriage—issues such as secrecy, mistrust, and loss of identity—in Janiak’s brooding domestic drama.
Misanthropic and immature Eric faces a premature mid-life crisis after his girlfriend leaves him. With no career and even less charisma in bed, it seems like this lovable loser is beyond hope, until one fateful summer night when a vampire bites him in a Brooklyn alleyway. The next day Eric finds his confidence invigorated and his stomach in excruciating pain that can only be cured by one thing… blood. Onur Tukel directs and stars in this delightfully dark comedy about love, lust, and humanity.
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