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A splendid showcase at La Rochelle

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- Nearly 250 films will screen from 27 June until 6 July, including a whole raft of Cannes titles and tributes to Bruno Dumont, Hanna Schygulla and Pippo Delbono, among others

A splendid showcase at La Rochelle

Tomorrow marks the start of the 42nd La Rochelle International Film Festival, which will present a delectable programme of 250 films (including 200 fiction features) until 6 July. The menu boasts a section dubbed “Long live Czech animated films” (which will see Jiri Barta in attendance), a “Remembering Bernadette Laffont” programme, and tributes to German actress Hanna Schygulla, French director Bruno Dumont (complete with the premiere of his Cannes selection, Li'l Quinquin [+see also:
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), Belgian filmmaker Jean-Jacques Andrien and Italian director Pippo Delbono, all of whom will be present at the event. 

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The “Here and Elsewhere” section, which features around 40 films from among the year’s most memorable titles, will offer a whole raft of works arriving fresh from the Cannes Festival, such as: the Palme d'Or winner Winter Sleep [+see also:
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interview: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan; the Grand Prix winner The Wonders [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
interview: Tiziana Soudani
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by Italy’s Alice Rohrwacher; competition entries Clouds of Sils Maria [+see also:
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interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Olivier Assayas
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by Olivier AssayasTimbuktu [+see also:
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 by Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako and Still the Water [+see also:
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 by Naomi Kawase; the winner of Un Certain Regard, White God [+see also:
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interview: Kornél Mundruczó
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by Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo; and the Caméra d'Or winner Party Girl [+see also:
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interview: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire B…
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by Marie AmachoukeliClaire Burger and Samuel Theis. In addition to these, the festival will also feature Girlhood [+see also:
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interview: Céline Sciamma
interview: Céline Sciamma
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 by Céline SciammaLove at First Fight [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Cailley
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by Thomas CailleyEat Your Bones [+see also:
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by Jean-Charles HueAmour fou [+see also:
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by Austria’s Jessica HausnerBeautiful Youth [+see also:
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interview: Jaime Rosales
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by Spaniard Jaime RosalesJauja [+see also:
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 by Argentinian director Lisandro AlonsoHope [+see also:
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interview: Boris Lojkine
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 by Boris LojkineMercuriales [+see also:
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by Virgil VernierInsecure [+see also:
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interview: Marianne Tardieu
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 by Marianne TardieuHippocrates [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Lilti
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 by Thomas LiltiGeronimo [+see also:
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 by Tony GatlifGente de bien [+see also:
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 by Colombian filmmaker Franco Lolli and National Gallery [+see also:
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by US director Frederik Wiseman.

Also of note on the very same programme are the Berlinale award winner Stations of the Cross [+see also:
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Q&A: Dietrich Brüggemann
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 by Germany’s Dietrich BruggemannOf Horses and Men [+see also:
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interview: Benedikt Erlingsson
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 by Icelandic filmmaker Benedikt Erlingsson, Austrian title Steadiness by Lisa Weber and Polish film Little Crushes by Aleksandra Gowin and Ireneusz Grzyb, among others.

(Translated from French)

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