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BIFF films announced

Two films about 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson will open the 20th anniversary edition of the Bermuda International Film Festival.

Documentary My Letter to the World will share the opening night slot on May 1 with Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as the reclusive poet and Emma Bell as a young Dickinson.

Other feature films to be screened in Bermuda include German street-smart movie Tiger Girl, indie genre flick Super Dark Times, UK rural drama The Levelling; Belgian festival hit Flemish Heaven; Mexican film Everything Else, Swedish Oscar-nominee A Man Called Øve, and Bermuda-produced abduction drama By Any Means.

The first part of the 20th Bermuda International Film Festival will close with the UK film The Hippopotamus, based on the novel by Stephen Fry.

“We’re very proud of the diverse line-up we have been able to assemble for the 20th anniversary of BIFF, one of the world’s most distinctive film festivals,” guest artistic director Nick Roddick said, “and especially pleased to have had so many high-quality shorts from which to make our final selection.”

The full list of movies are:

By Any Means (Bermuda/US, Leighton Spence)

Everything Else (Todo lo demás, Natalia Almada, Mexico/France/US)

Flemish Heaven (Le Ciel Flamand, Belgium, Peter Monsaert)

The Hippopotamus (UK, John Jencks)

It’s Not the Time of My Life (Erneláék farkaséknál, Hungary, Szabolcs Hajdu)

Kedi (Turkey/US, Ceyda Torun)

My Letter to the World (UK, Solon Papadopoulos)

The Levelling (UK, Hope Dickson Leach)

A Man Called Øve (En man som heter Øve, Sweden/Norway, Hannes Holm)

A Quiet Passion (UK/Belgium, Terence Davies)

Super Dark Times (US, Kevin Phillips)

Tiger Girl (Germany, Jakob Lass)

Bermuda Shorts Competiton

Alfred J. Hemlock (Australia, Edward Lyons, Melissa Lyons)

Chekhov’s Gun (US, Yuyeol Chun)

Child for Child (Venezuela/US, Juan Avella)

Counter Act (Canada, Heath Affolter, Jon Affolter, Thomas Affolter, Nathan Affolter)

Cul-de-Sac (UK, Nick Flügge)

Ernie (US, Hadley Hillel)

A Family of Ghosts (Canada, Shannon Kohli)

Friday Night (US, Alexis Michalik)

Home Education (UK, Andrea Niada)

I’m Free (Norway, Edvard Karijord, Bendik Mondal)

The Knackerman (UK, Tom Shrapnel)

Last Call Lenny (US, Julien Lasseur)

Lost Souls (France/UK, Fabrice Pierre)

Memento Mori (UK, Scott James Bassett)

My Nephew Emmett (US, Kevin Wilson Jr)

Next Stop (Canada, Charlie Hamilton)

Perfect Roast Potatoes (US, Nick Frew)

Rated (US, John Fortson)

The School Bag (India, Dheeraj Jindal)

Search Party (US, Tesia Joy Walker)

Soho Jimbo (UK, Chris Chung)

The Superman (UK, Alex Hylands-White, Jack Pirie)

Time to Love (France, Pierre Ferriere)

Der Tunnel (Germany, Marc Schmidheiny, Christoph Daniel)

Watu Wote-All of Us (Germany, Katja Benrath)

Who’s Who in Mycology (Czech Republic/US, Marie Dvorakova)

Tickets to all the Bermuda International Film Festival events are available at biff.Ptix.bm.