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Three Bears for Film Europe

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- There have been some new arrivals on Film Europe Media Company’s slate, fresh from Berlin

Three Bears for Film Europe
The Pearl Button by Patricio Guzmán

Film Europe Media Company did not leave the Berlinale empty-handed: the new arrivals on its slate include Jafar Panahi’s Taxi, which takes audiences on a cab ride through modern-day Tehran. It constitutes the director’s third feature made under a ban by the Iranian authorities. The latest work by the famous dissident, which he himself stars in, was awarded the Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI Prize.

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The next title on the Berlinale line-up to land in Slovakian and Czech theatres is the winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay and the Ecumenical Jury Prize, the poetic documentary The Pearl Button [+see also:
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by Chilean director Patricio Guzmán. The last of the Berlin additions is the German heist film Victoria [+see also:
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interview: Sebastian Schipper
film profile
]
, shot in a single take at 20 locations in Berlin and directed by Sebastian Schipper. Sturla Brandth Grøvlen was not only widely praised for his exciting camerawork but also received the Silver Bear for Best Artistic Contribution for his efforts.

Film buffs in Slovakia and the Czech Republic will have the chance to see the much-lauded titles during the second edition of Film Europe’s very own film festival, Be2Can, set to kick off in October. Be2Can was launched last year with the aim of introducing the most-discussed films from the triumvirate of the biggest festivals – Berlin, Cannes and Venice – to domestic audiences and to shine a spotlight on festival politics. Film Europe Media Company is also currently in talks with the French Institute in Slovakia in order to prepare a week of French films, called Crème de la Crème. The selection of award-winning movies, including Olivier AssayasClouds of Sils Maria [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Olivier Assayas
film profile
]
, Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language [+see also:
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]
and the Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night [+see also:
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interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
film profile
]
, will be screened in 14 cinemas throughout the country between 12 March and 18 March.

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