As I said a few weeks ago, “there are few things sweeter than the sight of grass peeking through the snow after a long, hard winter season. But the opportunity to see new movies from world-class auteurs and local up-and-comers alike is among those things.”

Well, we’re now just a few weeks away from the opening of the 2013 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, and it still feels pretty much like winter out there. So there will be no reason to feel bad about seeking late-season refuge inside a movie theater … for weeks.

The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul has just announced the list of approximately 200 feature films in the mix, along with the usual shorts showcases.

A couple weeks ago, I reported that Ken Loach’s The Angels’ Share would be the opening night selection, and Paolo & Vittorio Taviani’s Caesar Must Die was the official mid-fest highlight.

Now, the Film Society announces that In a World, Lake Bell’s feature directorial debut, will be the festival’s official closing night selection. As the title probably suggests, Bell’s movie is about a movie trailer announcer (yep, just like Don LaFontaine and Ben Patrick Johnson). Bell is one of the cast members of Adult Swim’s hysterically funny 15-minute sitcom Children’s Hospital, so you know I’m looking forward to that one.

Previously reported highlights from this year’s fest included:

–       French New Wave titan Alain Resnais’s You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, one of the best-reviewed movies at last year’s Cannes fest
–       Francois Ozon’s In the House
–       Norway’s Kon-Tiki, an Oscar nominee this year for best foreign film
–       A retrospective screening of Werner Herzog’s classic ’70s doc The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner
–       Serbian director Srdjan Dragojević’s controversial gay-rights portrait The Parade
–       Rising Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways

That’s in addition to spotlight programs about documentaries that blur the line between fact and fiction (“More REEL: Art in the Age of Truthiness”), movies that catalogue the struggles of displaced people (“Songs of Exile”), late night whatzits, Minnesota-made efforts and even selections for the kids.

But, as Lake Bell might say, that’s not all. Scroll below to see the full list of films slated for this year’s festival.

The festival is set to run from April 11 through April 28, with the bulk of screenings taking place at St. Anthony Main Theater.

Tickets to The Angels’ Share and the opening night party will go on sale to members of The Film Society on March 13; the cost will be $40. Non-members will have to wait until April 1 to buy their tickets for $50.

Click here for more information.


Title Director
100 Bloody Acres Colin Cairnes
5 de Mayo
7 Boxes
80 Million Waldemar Krzystek
A Different Mirror Andrew Melby
A Family’s Journey with Organic Camelina Oil Lucas Bryce
A Hijacking Tobias Lindholm
About 111 Girls Nahid Ghobadi
After Lucia Michel Franco
After Tiller Martha Shane
Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse
All That Matters is Past
Allez, Eddy! Gert Embrechts
Almost Man, The Martin Lund
Alois Nebel Tomás Lunák
American Heart Christ Newberry
Amor Crónico Jorge Perugorria
Angel’s Share, The Ken Loach
Antiviral Brandon Cronenberg
Approved for Adoption Laurent Boileau
Arcadia Olivia Silver
Attack, The Ziad Doueiri
Augustine Alice Winocour
Baikonur Veit Helmer
Be Good Todd Looby
Beatocello Georges Gachot
Beijing Flickers Yuan Zhang
Believers, The
Bells of Happiness Jana Kovalcikova
Beth Rest Dan Huiting
Big in Vietnam Mati Diop
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Drew DeNicola
Black Rock Katie Aselton
Boats Against the Current David Anderson
Body Dialect Matt Fillmore
Born This Way Shaun Kadlec
Brass Teapot, The Ramaa Mosley
Brasslands Adam Pogoff, Jay Sterrenberg, Bryan Chang
Breakfast With Curtis Laura Colella
Broken Rufus Norris
Caesar Must Die Paolo Taviani
Cairo 678 Mohamed Diab
Canned Dreams Katja Gauriloff
Capsule, The Athina Rachel Tsangari
Charles Lloyd, Arrows into Infinity Dorothy Darr
Children Next Door, The Doug Block
Children of Sarajevo Aida Begic
Cinderella Moon Richard Bowen
Circles Srdan Golubovic
Clandestine Childhood Benjamín Ávila
Color of the Chameleon, The Emil Christov
Crocodiles: All For One Wolfgang Groos
Cutie and the Boxer Zachary Heinzerling
Deep, The
Deflowering of Eva van End, The Michiel ten Horn
Disconnect Henry Alex Rubin
Discoverers, The Justin Schwarz
Door, The István Szabó
Dust: The Great Asbestos Trial Niccolo Bruna
Dusty’s Trail Andrew Fink
East, The Zal Batmanglij
Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal Boris Rodriguez
Eden Megan Griffiths
Electrick Children Rebecca Thomas
Enigma of Frank Ryan, The Desmond Bell
Everybody Has a Plan Ana Piterbarg
F*ck For Forest Michal Marczak
Fabulous Ice Age, The Keri Pickett
Fall and Winter Matt Anderson
Fantastic World of Juan Orol, The Sebastián del Amo
Far Brian Crewe
Fifth Season, The Peter Brosens
Finnish Blood, Swedish Heart Mika Ronkainen
Finnish Cow, The Gheorghe Preda
First Comes Love Nina Davenport
Five Years
Flower Buds Zdenek Jirasky
Foreigner, The Alethea Avramis
Forever in Hiatus
Fort Apache Addison Mehr
Four Letter Word Justin Staggs
From One Day To The Next Frank Matter
Fruit Hunters, The Yung Chang
FurCar Taus Makhacheva
Get Out of the Car Thom Andersen
Ghosts Justin Staggs
Girl Meets Bike
Gold Fever J.T. Haines
Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner, The Werner Herzog
Greenwich Village: Music Laura Archibald
Hannah Arendt Margarethe von Trotta
Hello, Stranger John Akre
High Definition Adam Dunn
Hunt, The Thomas Vinterberg
Hypnotist, The Lasse Hallström
I Always Knew Danny Burke
I, Anna Barnaby Southcombe
Igor & the Cranes’ Journey Evgeny Ruman
In a World…
In the Fog Sergei Loznitsa
In the House François Ozon
In The Shadow David Ondricek
Inch’Allah Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Inescapable Ruba Nadda
Infamous T, The Melissa Koch
Informant Jamie Meltzer
Ivan’s Dream Roberto Santiago
Jin Reha Erdem
Josephine and the Roach Jonathan Langager
Justice For My Sister
Kauwboy Boudewijn Koole
Key of Life Kenji Uchida
Kings of Summer, The Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Kinshasa Kids Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Koch Neil Barsky
Kon-Tiki Joachim Rønning
Kuma Umut Dag
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus Mark Kendall
La Playa DC Juan Andrés Arango Garcia
Là-bas: A Criminal Education Guido Lombardi
Last Sentence, The Jan Troell
Last Shepherd, The Marco Bonfanti
Last Time I Saw Macao, The João Pedro Rodrigues
Laurence Anyways Xavier Dolan
Leonard Michelle Brost
Lessons of Darkness Werner Herzog
Leviathan Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Life in Pink
Life Kills Me Sebastián Silva
Little Cloud, The Renée George
Living with the Land Aleshia Mueller
Lollywood Todd Looby
Lonely Boy Dale Fabrigar
Low Movie Philip Harder
Lucky Avie Luthra
Lunarcy! Simon Ennis
Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear, The
Made in Ash Iveta Grofova
Making Light in Terezin Richard Krevolin
Mama Illegal Ed Moschitz
Man At the Door
Marcel, King of the Tervuren Tom Schroeder
Me Fueled Killing Spree Paul von Stoetzel
Medicine Lake Horacio Devot
Men With Arms Matthew Spevack, Joey Fishman, Gabriel Loeb
Merry Christmas
Midnight’s Children Deepa Mehta
Miracle Boy Jake Mahaffy
Modern Life Mercies May
Modest Reception Mani Haghighi
Mosuo Sisters, The Marlo Poras
Mud Jeff Nichols
Multiple Visions (The Crazy Machine) Emilio Maillé
Museum Hours Jem Cohen
New Public, The Jyllian Gunther
Nuala: A Life and Death Patrick Farrelly
Off Label Michael Palmieri
Old Dog
Painting, The Jean-François Laguionie
Papadopoulos & Sons Marcus Markou
Parade Mercies May
Parade, The Srdjan Dragojević
Persistence of Vision Kevin Schreck
Pete and Toshi Get a Camera
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy Marco Tullio Giordana
Pieta Ki-duk Kim
Pig Tale Matthew Koshmri
Pirogue, The Moussa Touré
Play Dead Kevin Russell
Polluting Paradise Fatih Akin
Price of Sand, The Jim Tittle
Purge Antti Jokinen
Race to the Bottom Justin Staggs
Reality Matteo Garrone
Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Mira Nair
Repentant, The Merzak Allouache
Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights Suman Ghosh
Solid Gold Dan Huiting
Song of the Apprentice, The Cecilia Cornejo
Southwest Eduardo Nunes
Spectres Sven Augustijnen
Stan Herd: Down to Earth
Stay Home Caleb Wood
Stuck Thaddaeus Scheel
Student Darezhan Omirbayev
Sun Don’t Shine
These Birds Walk Omar Mullick
Three Kids Jonas D’Adesky
Tim Hart Dan Huiting
Tina Mion: Behind the Studio Door
TINY: A Story About Living Small Christopher Smith
Too Cold Out There Without You Amy Gattie
Towrope, The William Vega
Tragedy of Man, The Marcell Jankovics
Tutti Giù Niccolò Castelli
Twenty Feet From Stardom Morgan Neville
Twilight of the Mississippi Gus Ganley
Unfinished Song Paul Andrew Williams
Union Man, The Bobby Lewis
Violeta Went to Heaven Andrés Wood
Virgin, the Copts and Me, The Namir Abdel Messeeh
Wall, The Julian Roman Pölsler
Watchtower Pelin Esmer
We Women Warriors
Weekend, The Nina Grosse
What Maisie Knew Scott McGehee
When Day Breaks Goran Paskaljevic
White Tiger Karen Shakhnazarov
Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods Christian Ditter
With Impunity Dan Berger
You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet Alain Resnais
Zarafa Rémi Bezançon
Zaytoun Eran Riklis
Zigzag Kid, The

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