The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the first 34 films selected for its program for the ninth festival, running April 21 to May 2 in New York City. In the World Narrative Competition, films include Serge Gainsbourg biopic Gainsbourg, Je t’Aime… Moi Non Plus; James Franco-starring William Vincent; Irish psychological drama Snap; Korean story Paju directed by Chan-ok Park; Italian director Ferzan Ozpetek’s Loose Cannons; and My Brothers, the directorial debut of Shane Meadows collaborator Paul Fraser.
In The World Documentary Competition, selections include Down syndrome love story Monica & David; Sons of Perdition, an investigation of Warren Jeffs’ polygaminst community; sports and drugs story The Two Escobars; rugby documentary Freetime Machos; and falcon smuggling film Feathered Cocaine.
Also, Showcase screenings will include Dev Benegal’s Road, Movie; French romantic comedy Heartbreaker starring Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis; and Haiti-set Moloch Tropical. Special Events will include a showing of a specially restored Doctor Zhivago and Alex Gibney’s work-in-progress screening of his documentary about Eliot Spitzer.
More films will be announced in coming weeks. In all, this year’s festival will present 45 world premieres. Tribeca recently announced that it will also launch distribution arm Tribeca Film, and the online Tribeca Film Festival Virtual.