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The race for the Valois d'Or 2018 is on at Angoulême

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- Ten films in competition and a barrage of premieres await attendees at the 11th edition of the Francophone Film Festival, which will run from 21 to 26 August

The race for the Valois d'Or 2018 is on at Angoulême
Lola et ses frères by Jean-Paul Rouve

Lola et ses frères by Jean-Paul Rouve will open the 11th edition of Angoulême Francophone Film Festival this evening (running from 21 to 26 August), an event that has garnered popularity with French distributors who appreciate the opportunity to test out their films on a large local audience before the start of the film season.

Chaired by the actress Karin Viard (and comprised of the actors Ludivine Sagnier, Camélia Jordana and Eye Haïdara, the director Thomas Lilti and the actor Raphaël Personnaz), the competition jury will have to deliberate over ten feature films this year, including the Canadian titles Sauvage [+see also:
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interview: Camille Vidal-Naquet
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by Camille Vidal-Naquet, Shéhérazade [+see also:
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by Jean-Bernard Marlin and Sofia [+see also:
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by Meryem Benm'Barek (winner of Best Screenplay award in the Un Certain Regard section), as well as Tout ce qui me reste de ma révolution by Judith Davis, L'Amour flou by the director duo Romane Borhinger and Philippe Rebbot, Photo de famille [+see also:
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by Cécilia Rouaud, With the Wind [+see also:
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interview: Bettina Oberli
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by Swiss director Bettina Oberli (unveiled on the Piazza Grande at Locarno) and Troisièmes noces [+see also:
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interview: David Lambert
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by the Belgian director David Lambert.

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A barrage of premieres is also on the menu this year with An Impossible Love by Catherine Corsini, I Feel Good [+see also:
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by the director duo Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine, Voyez comme on danse by Michel Blanc (read the article here), My Guy [+see also:
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by Marion Vernoux, We Need Your Vote [+see also:
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 by Mathieu Sapin (read the article here), Les Bonnes Intentions by Gilles Legrand (read the article here), Les Invisibles by Louis-Julien Petit (read the article here), Edmond by Alexis Michalik, the animated film Dilili in Paris [+see also:
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by Michel Ocelot (unveiled at Annecy) and the Canadian titles Sink or Swim [+see also:
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by Gilles Lellouche and Little Tickles [+see also:
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by Andrea Bescond and Éric Métayer, not forgetting Première année [+see also:
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by Thomas Lilti and In Safe Hands by Jeanne Herry, which is due to close this year’s festival.

Also of note is the documentary Each and Every Moment [+see also:
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by Nicolas Philibert and Team Spirit by Vianney Lebasque(which premiered at Locarno)in the Coup de cœur section, In Your Hands by Ludovic Bernard and Guy [+see also:
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by Alex Lutz in the Ciné et concerts programme, The Trouble With You [+see also:
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by Pierre Salvadori, Amin [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Faucon
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by Philippe Faucon and Fortuna [+see also:
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by Germinal Roaux in the Les Flamboyants section, the first feature films Lune de miel à Zgierz by Elise Otzenberger, Ma fille [+see also:
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by Naidra Ayadi and Moi, maman, ma mère et moi by Christophe Le Masne (read the article here) in the Premiers rendez-vous section, a tribute to distribution (a section christened Bijoux de famille) dedicated to UGC and a directorial focus on Jacques Doillon. Last but not least is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Emergence and two other tributes, one to the French director Jacques Deray and one to Haitian cinema.

(Translated from French)

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