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The Tribeca Film Festival is keeping cinephiles on the edge of their seats by slowly rolling out its selections for the upcoming 2015 festival. So far, the festival has unveiled lists of the pictures chosen for the Documentary Competition, Viewpoints Section and the World Narrative Competition.

With an array of brilliant concepts and enticing artists — both storied and new — appearing at the festival, it’s nearly impossible to gather all of the potentially extraordinary and enthralling selections into one blog post.

To spread our excitement out, we will focus this first edition of our Tribeca Film Festival Guide on the World Narrative Competition, which consists of 12 international films chosen from more than 6,000 submissions. Here are the World Narrative films we’re most excited to check out.

The Adderall Diaries

This long awaited world premiere will appropriately take place at the renowned Tribeca Film Festival. James Franco stars in the Adderall Diaries, which is based on a best-selling memoir about a writers amphetamine fueled battle with writer’s block. Franco’s proven acting chops will be supported by the utterly gorgeous Amber Heard and always alluring Ed Harris.

The Adderall Diaries
Starring: James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris
Director: Pamela Romanowsky
105 minutes

Meadowland

Following the struggles of a couple whose son has gone missing, Meadowland is touted to be a visually impressive and thoughtful imagining. Accomplished cinematographer Reed Morano makes her directorial debut with this highly anticipated Tribeca selection. The struggling couple is played by a reportedly brilliant Luke Wilson and Olivia Wilde with John Leguizamo, Elisabeth Moss, Giovanni Ribisi and other established thespians in supporting roles.

Meadowland
Starring: Olivia Wilde, Giovanni Ribisi, Luke Wilson, John Leguizamo, Elisabeth Moss
Director: Reed Morano
105 minutes

Necktie Youth

A young man in his 20s and a young girl of the same age explore their hedonism through drugs and sex in this promising foreign film. Set in one of a wealthy area in Johannesburg, South Africa, the film explores the characters’ struggle to put intense hardships and tragedies occurring around the city into perspective. Taking classic cinematic themes of black and white imagery and ego-crazed, euphoria-junkie youngsters, Necktie Youth promises to provide an entertaining and beautiful journey through Johannesburg.

Necktie Youth
Starring: Bonko Cosmo, Colleen Balchin
Director: Sibs Shongwe-La Mer

 

The most promising aspect of Necktie Youth thus far — as with all of its unseen counterparts — is its inclusion in the festival. That in and of itself is a major accomplishment, which makes us excited for everything set to screen at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.