Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' to open Moscow Film Festival

May 20, 2013, 09:48 IST | PTI

Marc Forster's 'World War Z', featuring Brad Pitt, will open the 35th annual Moscow Film Festival on June 20

The first members of the competition jury are Iranian writer-director Mohsen Makhmalbaf and French-Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier, said the newspaper.

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Brad Pitt. Pic/Santa Banta

They also unveiled the first 10 competition titles. The festival would offer a retrospective of documentaries on the Olympic Games, retrospectives of films by Bernardo Bertolucci and Costa Gavras. It will have a special programme devoted to Dutch cinema.

 "We received more than 1,500 entries, but I feel we have created a program that reflects the core principles of the festival," Leonid Vereshchagin, producer of the festival said.

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