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SEVILLE 2014

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Europe heads south with the Seville European Film Festival

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- The gathering has unveiled its full programme, which includes everything from the most highly awarded titles from the European festival season to the most groundbreaking and unusual productions

Europe heads south with the Seville European Film Festival
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence by Roy Andersson

After revealing the selection of Spanish films that will be dotted across the many sections of the festival (ranging from the opening film, La ignorancia de la sangre [+see also:
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, to the competition entries by Pablo Llorca, Daniel V Villamediana and Gonzalo García Pelayo – read more), the Seville European Film Festival, which will unspool from 7-15 November, has now unveiled its full programme. The gathering, which is celebrating its third edition with José Luis Cienfuegos at the helm, will once again shine a spotlight on the most highly awarded titles from the European festival season, but will focus just as much on the most groundbreaking and unusual productions that the continent has to offer.

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Within the official competition, the event will welcome a raft of movies that were selected at Venice: A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence [+see also:
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interview: Roy Andersson
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by Roy Andersson (which won the Golden Lion), Hungry Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Saverio Costanzo
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by Saverio Costanzo, Heaven Knows What by Ben and Joshua Safdie, and The Smell of Us [+see also:
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interview: Pierre-Paul Puljiz
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by Larry Clark. They will be joined by the Locarno selections Horse Money [+see also:
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by Pedro Costa and La sapienza [+see also:
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by Eugène Green; the Cannes selections The Wonders [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
interview: Tiziana Soudani
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by Alice Rohrwacher, Leviathan [+see also:
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by Andrei Zvyagintsev, Mr Turner [+see also:
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interview: Mike Leigh
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by Mike Leigh, Saint Laurent [+see also:
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Q&A: Bertrand Bonello
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by Bertrand Bonello, Force Majeure (Turist) [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
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by Ruben Östlund, Amour Fou [+see also:
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by Jessica Hausner, Bird People [+see also:
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interview: Pascale Ferran
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by Pascale Ferran, The Misunderstood [+see also:
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by Asia Argento and The Kindergarten Teacher [+see also:
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by Nadav Lapid; and the Berlinale-selected Life of Riley [+see also:
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by the late Alain Resnais. The sole Spanish movie in competition, El camino más largo para volver a casa, by newcomer Sergi Pérez, will have its world premiere at the gathering. 

In the parallel New Waves section, audiences will be able to enjoy such films as the Rotterdam winner Something Must Break [+see also:
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by Ester Martin Bergsmark, Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice [+see also:
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interview: Lucie Borleteau
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by Lucie Borleteau, Free Range [+see also:
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by Veiko Õunpuu and Lilting [+see also:
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by Hong Khaou. Meanwhile, the New Waves Non-fiction sidebar will include Maidan [+see also:
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by Sergei Loznitsa, National Gallery [+see also:
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by Frederick Wiseman and We Come as Friends [+see also:
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by Hubert Sauper. The EFA selection, on the other hand, will make room for an impressive number of the titles that have been shortlisted for the European Film Awards, while at the same time, just like last year, the festival will be the event where the new nominations will be made public. The LUX Prize will also be represented with the screenings of two of its finalist films (Girlhood [+see also:
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interview: Céline Sciamma
interview: Céline Sciamma
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by Céline Sciamma and Class Enemy [+see also:
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interview: Rok Biček
interview: Rok Bicek
interview: Rok Bicek
festival scope
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by Rok Biček). Lastly, the guest country in the European Focus at this year’s edition will be Austria (complete with movies by Ulrich Seidl, Michael Glawogger and Martin Arnold), and German filmmaker Heinz Emigholz will have a retrospective dedicated to him.

The gathering will come to a close with the handing out of its awards, the top prize being the Golden Giraldillo, which last year was bestowed upon Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
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interview: Alain Guiraudie
festival scope
film profile
]
. This year, the official competition jury will feature Carlos Vermut, Nora Navas and Pelin Esmer, among others.

(Translated from Spanish)

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