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A fine showcase for Titanic

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- 52 films hailing from 34 countries are on show at the 22nd edition of the gathering, which gets under way today in Budapest

A fine showcase for Titanic
They Have Escaped by J-P Valkepää

Quality arthouse cinema will be in the spotlight until 18 April at the 22nd Titanic Festival, which kicks off today in Budapest, taking place in five cinemas in the Hungarian capital (the Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház, the Örökmozgó, the Toldi, the Puskin and the A38). The gathering is set to showcase 52 films from 34 countries.

Opened by the hard-hitting '71 [+see also:
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Q&A: Yann Demange
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by Yann Demange, the event will boast a competition involving eight films that will be duking it out for the Breaking Waves Award. Among these movies are Underdog [+see also:
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interview: Ronnie Sandahl
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by Swedish director Ronnie Sandahl, They Have Escaped [+see also:
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interview: J-P Valkeapää
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by Finland’s J-P Valkepää, Alpha by Greek filmmaker Stathis Athanasiou and Fidelio: Alice’s Journey [+see also:
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interview: Lucie Borleteau
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by French director Lucie Borleteau. Interestingly, these four filmmakers will be making the journey to Budapest, and the competition also includes such titles as the US-Turkish co-production Across the Sea by Esra Saydam and Nisan Dag.

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Among the seven other sections of the festival, the Favourites programme will present Long Distance [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Marques-Marcet
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by Spaniard Carlos Marques-Marcet, Far from Men [+see also:
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by French director David Oelhoffen, Corn Island [+see also:
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interview: George Ovashvili
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by Georgia’s George Ovashvili, X+Y [+see also:
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by English filmmaker Morgan Matthews, Out of Nature [+see also:
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interview: Ole Giæver
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by the Norwegian duo Ole Giæver and Marte Vold, and The Mighty Angel [+see also:
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by Polish director Wojtek Smarzowski, among others.

The section entitled The Dark Side includes Autómata [+see also:
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by Spaniard Gabe Ibáñez, the UK-US co-production Ex Machina [+see also:
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making of
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by Alex Garland and The Salvation [+see also:
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interview: Kristian Levring
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by Denmark’s Kristian Levring, while the Swedish movie Dyke Hard [+see also:
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by Bitte Andersson and the German production The Bunker by Nikias Chryssos will be screened in the section dubbed The Wild Side.

Lastly of note is The Duke of Burgundy [+see also:
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by British director Peter Strickland, which will enjoy a gala screening, and the documentary The Visit [+see also:
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by Michael Madsen (co-produced by Denmark, Austria, Finland, Ireland and Norway), which will have the honour of bringing this 22nd edition of Titanic to a close.

(Translated from French)

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