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NAMUR 2017

The 32nd Namur Film Festival prepares to kick off

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- The gathering boasts 25 premieres and will open on 29 September with the Caméra d’Or winner Montparnasse Bienvenüe

The 32nd Namur Film Festival prepares to kick off
Montparnasse Bienvenüe by Léonor Sérraille

The Namur International Francophone Film Festival, which will kick off with the most recent Caméra d’Or winner, Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
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 by Léonor Sérraille, will this year be offering 12 films in competition, nine of which are fictions and three documentaries, including such titles as Ana, mon amour [+see also:
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interview: Călin Peter Netzer
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 by Calin Peter Netzer, a Silver Bear winner at Berlin. As a matter of fact, the gathering has been faithfully and attentively following the explosion in Romanian cinema for around a decade now. Another film unveiled at Berlin, When the Day Had No Name [+see also:
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interview: Teona Strugar Mitevska
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, the fourth feature by Macedonian director Teona Strugar Mitevska, will also play at the festival. The only Belgian film in competition is the highly effective and utterly psychedelic Let the Corpses Tan [+see also:
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interview: Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani
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by duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. As you would expect, the French contingent is quite sizeable, with 12 Days [+see also:
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 by documentary-film legend Raymond Depardon and another doc, Carré 35 [+see also:
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 by actor-director Eric Caravaca, in addition to Dog [+see also:
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 by Samuel Benchetrit and Maryline [+see also:
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by Guillaume Gallienne.

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We should also highlight the fact that the festival will be programming the Belgian premieres of a handful of eagerly awaited French movies with star-studded casts, including Number One [+see also:
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 by Tonie Marshall (starring Emmanuelle DevosSuzanne ClémentRichard BerrySami Frey and Benjamin Biolay), Jalouse [+see also:
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by David and Stéphane Foenkinos (with Karin ViardAnne Dorval and Anaïs Demoustier) and Tout nous sépare [+see also:
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 by Thierry Klifa (starring Diane KrugerCatherine DeneuveNicolas Duvauchelle and Nekfeu), which will also be a world-premiere. 

The Feature Film Jury will be chaired by French director Martin Provost (Séraphine [+see also:
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, Violette [+see also:
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, The Midwife [+see also:
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interview: Martin Provost
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), while the Short Film Jury will be presided over by the explosive duo of directors made up of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Image [+see also:
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, Black [+see also:
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interview: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fal…
interview: Martha Canga Antonio
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).

As for Belgian films, audiences will get the exclusive opportunity to discover four additional brand-new features: Drôle de père [+see also:
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interview: Amélie van Elmbt
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]
, the new movie by Amélie van Elmbt (Headfirst [+see also:
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), and three feature debuts – namely, The Benefit of The Doubt [+see also:
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interview: Samuel Tilman
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]
 by Samuel TilmanLa Part Sauvage [+see also:
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interview: Guérin Van de Vorst
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]
 by Guérin van de Vorst and C’est tout pour moi! [+see also:
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interview: Nawell Madani
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]
 by Nawell Madani.

(Translated from French)

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