The 2007 Tribeca Film Festival has announced its competition line-up, as well as selected films from its Spotlight section. The festival, which will be held in New York City from April 25 through May 6, will feature a total of 159 feature films and 85 shorts, including 75 World Premieres. As always, Cinematical will be on the ground at Tribeca bringing you the latest film reviews, interviews and non-stop celebrity-related action as it happens. This year's festival features films from 41 countries; more announcements are expected throughout the week.
As far as the competition films, eighteen features head up the World Narrative Feature Competition. Some of these films include: Gardener of Eden (produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, written by Adam "Tex" Davis and directed by Entourage's Kevin Connolly), Born and Bred (directed by Pablo Trapero), Half Moon (written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi) and The Last Man (written and directed by Ghassan Salhab.) Also featured in narrative competition are a few films from last month's Berlinale: Lady Chatterley, Lost in Beijing and The Year My Parents Went on Vacation. (Interestingly enough, the film that won this year's Golden Bear, Tuya's Marriage, is also playing Tribeca, but out of competition.)
Sixteen documentary films will compete in the World Documentary Feature Competition. Some of those include: 9 Star Hotel (directed by Ido Haar), Bomb It (directed by John Reiss), Beyond Belief (directed by Beth Murphy) and Taxi to the Dark Side (directed by Alex Gibney). Those films announced that are screening out of competition in Tribeca's Spotlight category include: 2 Days in Paris (written and directed by Julie Delpy, this was one of my favorite films from Berlin), Purple Violets (written and directed by Ed Burns), Razzle Dazzle (directed by Keb Jacobs) and You Kill Me (directed by John Dahl, and starring Ben Kingsley).
Check out the full list of films (as well as plot descriptions from the press release) after the jump.