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Kansas International Film Festival packs in a week of movies

A famous French actress (Isabelle Huppert, right) invites a friend (Marisa Tomei) and family on a melancholy vacation in Portugal.
A famous French actress (Isabelle Huppert, right) invites a friend (Marisa Tomei) and family on a melancholy vacation in Portugal. TNS

The 19th annual Kansas International Film Festival returns to the Glenwood Arts starting Friday with more than 158 films from 29 countries over seven days.

The festival offers a chance to see big-name movies before they open, such as “Frankie,” starring Isabelle Huppert, Marisa and Greg Kinear in a tale about an extended family on a miserable vacation. But the fest also includes feature films and shorts you can’t see anywhere else, plus workshops, panels and parties.

See kansasfilm.com for details and a schedule.

Sharon Hoffmann is an enterprise editor at The Star. She grew up in the KC area, graduated from the University of Kansas and promptly moved away. After she married and had kids, she just had to come back. She has been editing Kansas City Star stories since 1999.
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