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The second Ashdod International Film Festival opens on April 13 and runs until April 17.
Guests include German actors Jean Marc Barr, best known for his starring role in Luc Besson's The Big Blue and performances in Lars von Trier films such as Dogville, Manderlay and Breaking the Waves and Udo Kier, who has also appeared in many von Trier movies; and Hungarian director Karoly Makk, whose most recent films are A Long Weekend in Pest and Buda and The Gambler, a movie version of the Dostoevsky novel that brought 30s screen queen Luise Rainer out of a long retirement.
The opening ceremony of the film festival will take place on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Yad Lebanim auditorium in the presence of Ashdod Mayor Zvi Zilker and the head of the Israel Film Authority, Roni Milo. The evening's mistress of ceremonies will be actress/director Ronit Elkabetz (Or, To Know A Woman).
For more information and to order tickets, go to the festival's Website at www.ashdodfestival.com