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

Updated: May 20, 2013, 08:53 AM IST

Los Angeles: 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 Hollywood reporter.

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.