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TESALÓNICA DOCUMENTALES 2018

El 20° Festival de Documentales de Tesalónica pone el foco en nuevas y valientes voces

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- En inglés: El certamen dedicado al documental más importante de Grecia desvela su competición internacional, secciones paralelas y un nuevo programa competitivo de documentales en realidad virtual

El 20° Festival de Documentales de Tesalónica pone el foco en nuevas y valientes voces
Obscuro Barroco, de Evangelia Kranioti

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Celebrating its 20th-anniversary edition this year, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) has presented its full line-up. With 180 features and 48 short documentaries – including eight world, four international and eight European premieres – the biggest Greek documentary festival will unspool in its six usual screening venues at the Olympion complex and the city’s port, and will expand to two additional places in greater Thessaloniki, running from 2-11 March.

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Ten documentaries from all over the world, made by debutant or sophomore directors who represent the boldest new voices in documentary, are competing for the Golden Alexander. European co-productions are in the majority in the selection, with six documentaries in total, including two Greek co-productions. Among the selected docs are Evangelia Kranioti’s (Exotica, Erotica, Etc. [+lee también:
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(France/Greece), the winner of the Berlinale’s Teddy Special Jury Award, the IDFA First Appearance Award winner The Distant Barking of Dogs [+lee también:
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by Simon Lereng Wilmont (Denmark/Finland/Sweden), the Locarno-awarded Meteors [+lee también:
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by Gürcan Keltek (Netherlands/Turkey), and the debut documentaries Angkar [+lee también:
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by Neary Adeline Hay (France/Cambodia), Hotel Jugoslavija [+lee también:
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by Nicolas Wagnières (Switzerland/Serbia) and Zacharias MavroidisAcross Her Body, which will have its world premiere at the TDF. The rest of the competition comprises All That Passes by a Window That Doesn’t Open by Martin Dicicco (USA/Qatar), Awaken by Jiawei Ning (China), Baronesa by Juliana Antunes (Brazil) and Las Cinéphilas by María Álvarez (Argentina).

Greek documentary once again constitutes the TDF’s main showcase, with a total of 53 features and 25 short documentaries that are mainly included in the Greek Panorama section and deal with current affairs, political and social problems, the financial and refugee crisis, human rights and personal stories. Among the selected documentaries are Anneta Papathanasiou and Angelos Kovotsos’ political Europe, the Dream [+lee también:
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, Yorgos AvgeropoulosUp to the Last Drop: The Secret Water War in Europe [+lee también:
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and Cristo Petrou’s Lamda pi [+lee también:
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, about Greek electronic music pioneer Lena Platonos. The international selection is divided into nine different sections, with Kaleidoscope firmly in the lead and including some of the most highly acclaimed recent docs, such as A Skin So Soft [+lee también:
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by Denis Côté (Canada/Switzerland), City of the Sun [+lee también:
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by Rati Oneli (Georgia), Golden Dawn Girls [+lee también:
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by Havard Bustnes (Norway/Finland/Denmark), Makala [+lee también:
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by Emmanuel Gras (France), the late Michael Glawogger’s Untitled [+lee también:
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, co-directed by Monika Willi (Austria), and the Berlinale-premiered What Comes Around [+lee también:
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by Reem Saleh (Lebanon/Egypt/Greece/Qatar/Slovenia).

Finally, the 20th TDF is initiating a Virtual Reality Documentaries Competition for titles from Greece and the Balkans, with seven European experiences set to participate. The winner will receive an award sponsored by the Greek Film Centre.

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