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The Isola Mondo Festival will get going on the Tiber Island on 2 July

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- The section of the Roman Isola del Cinema Festival dedicated to international films will offer movies from France, Scandinavia, Spain, Bulgaria and Poland

The Isola Mondo Festival will get going on the Tiber Island on 2 July
(© Isola del Cinema)

Next Thursday, 2 July, will see the start of the Isola Mondo Festival, the section of Isola del Cinema (scheduled to take place from 19 June – 6 September on Rome’s Tiber Island) entirely dedicated to international cinema. Up until 3 September, a selection of films will be on offer hailing from France, Scandinavia, Spain, Bulgaria and Poland, as well as from South Africa, Colombia, Venezuela, Japan and Israel, many of which have not yet been released in Italy.

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France will be present with The Easy Way Out [+see also:
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by Brice Cauvin (which will be followed by a debate with the director), Lucy [+see also:
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by Luc Besson, La famille Bélier [+see also:
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by Eric Lartigau, The New Girlfriend [+see also:
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interview: François Ozon
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by François Ozon, and Samba [+see also:
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by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. Featuring among the Scandinavian films, which have been selected from among the titles from the most recent edition of the Nordic Film Fest, are the Norwegian movie Pioneer [+see also:
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by Erik Skjoldbjaerg, Denmark’s The Keeper of Lost Causes [+see also:
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interview: Eugenio Mira
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by Mikkel Nørgaard, the Swedish title Stockholm Stories by Karin Fahlén and the Finnish film The Grump [+see also:
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by Dome Karukoski. As for Catalan cinema, three films by Ventura Pons will be screened: Year of Grace [+see also:
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, To Die (or Not) and Ignasi M. [+see also:
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Meanwhile, Bulgaria will be represented by three titles selected from the recent Festa del cinema bulgaro in Rome – Living Legends by Niki Iliev, Hombre by Zachary Paunov and Adultery [+see also:
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by Yavor Vesselinov – whereas Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-winning film Ida [+see also:
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interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
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, from Poland, will be on offer once again. 

Among the other titles having their Italian premieres are Ayanda and the Mechanic (South Africa), Chance and Historias del Canal (Panama), El viaje del acordeón and Los hongos [+see also:
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(Colombia), and Kicking Out Shoshana (Israel). 

Click here for an up-to-date programme for Isola del Cinema.

(Translated from Italian)

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