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Nuovo Cinema Europa to be held in Genoa

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- A week-long festival dedicated entirely to European cinema – with free admission – will be held from 7-12 April, featuring titles from the last two years directed by filmmakers

Nuovo Cinema Europa to be held in Genoa

This year celebrating its sixth birthday, the Festival Nuovo Cinema Europa in Genoa will prove itself to be alive and kicking, as well as up to date, with nine European countries represented and seven directors under 35. From Monday 7 to Saturday 12 April, and with free admission, there will be a week-long festival at the Cinema Sivori dedicated entirely to European cinema: a programme rich in events, meetings, debates and screenings of European feature films from the last two years directed by budding filmmakers, with a selection of Italian debut films and previews, in addition to a new section dedicated to short films.

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Managed by Angela Ferrari and organised by Profondità di Campo, together with Circuito Cinema Genova and ten European Institutes of Culture that have a presence in Italy, the festival has been backed since its first edition by the Comune of Genoa, and is sponsored by the region of Liguria, the Province of Genoa and the Comune.

Within the Feature-film / New Proposals section, the Polish Institute of Rome is taking part in the festival for the first time, with the film Bejbi Blues by Kasia Rosłaniec. Still within the category of Central and Eastern European cinema, this year the Cultural Institute of the Czech Republic is presenting Touchless [+see also:
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by Matěj Chlupáček – who, at 19 years old, is the youngest feature-film director in Europe – and the Slovakian Institute of Rome, together with the Slovakian Embassy, will present Fine, Thanks [+see also:
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by Mátyás Prikler. Both of these Institutes also took part in the previous edition.

Also repeating its participation in the festival is the Instituto Cervantes of Milan, attending this year with the film We All Want What’s Best for Her [+see also:
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by Mar Coll. All of the remaining Institutes have taken part in the festival since the first edition: the Italian-Austrian Cultural Centre is presenting, together with the Austrian Cultural Forum of Milan, My Blind Heart [+see also:
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interview: Peter Brunner
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by Peter Brunner (Austria, 2013); and the Goethe-Institut of Genoa is taking part with Forget Me Not [+see also:
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by David Sieveking and Die Familie by Stefan Weinert, which is being presented to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Lastly, the Alliance Française Galliera of Genoa is taking part, together with the French Institute of Italy and the University of Genoa, with the animated film Approved for Adoption [+see also:
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by Jung and Laurent Boileau (France/Belgium, 2012), within a new section dedicated to animated cinema. This section will also feature the two animated shorts El ruido del mundo by Coke Riobóo (Spain, 2013) and Mademoiselle Kiki et les Montparnos by Amélie Harrault (France, 2013).  

Also on the programme is a section entitled New Italian Cinema, featuring the short film Quasi padre by Federico Mottica.

Rounding off the programme are an event on Cinema and Psyche, and the Historic European Cinema section, in which the Niccolò Paganini Music Conservatory and Profondità di Campo, in collaboration with the Film Library Foundation of Bologna, will present the short film Ballet mécanique by Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy (France, 1924), performed live by 16 musicians from the Conservatory.

(Translated from Italian)

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