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Il CineFest soffia le sue 15 candeline

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- La quindicesima edizione del festival ungherese si svolgerà dal 14 al 23 settembre a Miskolc con 19 lungometraggi in concorso

Il CineFest soffia le sue 15 candeline
Sunset di László Nemes

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A well-known Hungarian event, both at home and abroad, Cinéfest has scheduled an excellent programme for its 15th edition, which begins today and runs until 23 September. Chaired by the Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi (who will also be giving a masterclass and receiving a Europe Award), the jury will have to decide between 19 feature films. Some of the stand-out films include Consequences [+leggi anche:
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by the Slovenian director Darko Stante (which had its world premiere at Toronto), Ray & Liz [+leggi anche:
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by the English director Richard Billingham (Special Mention at Locarno and also screened at Toronto), the English-language sci-fi film Ederlezi Rising [+leggi anche:
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by the Serbian director Lazar Bodroza and the black comedy Heavy Trip by the Finnish director duo Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren (screened at SXSW in Austin).

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Also in the running is the feature film Lajka [+leggi anche:
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by the Czech director Aurel Klimt (which uses puppetry and was screened at Karlovy Vary), the Scandinavian attractions The Guilty [+leggi anche:
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by the Danish director Gustav Möller (Audience Award at Sundance and Rotterdam) and the Berlin competitor U - July 22 [+leggi anche:
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by the Norwegian director Erik Poppe, as well as The Silent Revolution [+leggi anche:
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by the German director Lars Kraume (also unveiled out of competition at Berlin) and Profile by the Russian-Kazakhstan director Timur Bekmambetov (co-produced by the UK and Cyprus and winner of the Audience Award in the Panorama section at the Berlinale). 

Two Hungarian films are also in competition: Sunset [+leggi anche:
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by László Nemes (which will be premiering at Miskolc after competing at Venice and in the Special Presentation section at Toronto) and One Day [+leggi anche:
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by Zsófia Szilágyi (FIPRESCI award at Cannes after being screened at the Critics Week).

The rest of the competition is powered mainly by Asian feature films (including Burning by Lee Chang-dong) and independent American films.

The CineFest festival will also be hosting an Open Eye section featuring eight films, including the Cannes Palme d'Or winner Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda and the competitor The Wild Pear Tree [+leggi anche:
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by the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, as well as the Swiss film Blue My Mind [+leggi anche:
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by Lisa Brühlmann and the Hungarian documentary Once Upon Video Rental by Gábor Csizmazia.

Also of note, among other events, is the Midnight Sessions, a short film selection, a masterclass by the Romanian actor Vlad Ivanov, a new competitive CineNewWave section dedicated to Hungarian short fiction and animation, a focus on the masters of the horror genre, a film market and a career achievement prize, which will go to the Hungarian director of photography, István Hildebrand.

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