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Arthouse film comes to Mantua

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- Set to unspool from 5-8 October, the Arthouse Cinema Convention promoted by FICE will welcome over 500 industry professionals

Arthouse film comes to Mantua

Twenty-one premieres, trailers, meetings with key figures from the film industry, a range of awards and artists, and a plethora of rendezvous open to the public. This is what makes up the programme of the 15th edition of the Arthouse Cinema Convention, set to take place in Mantua from 5-8 October.

The event, promoted by FICE, the Italian Arthouse Cinema Federation, is the leading professional gathering in the world of high-quality cinema, and sees the involvement of over 500 industry professionals. With its premieres, trailers, and the participation of auteurs and actors, it is also a great venue for the presentation of the films slated to be released over the next few months. Matteo Garrone, Maria Sole Tognazzi, Ivano De Matteo, Alessandro Borghi and Paolo Fresu are just some of the artists scheduled to appear in Mantua.

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Of the 21 premieres announced, several will be viewable by the public, beginning with A Perfect Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Fernando León de Aranoa
film profile
]
by Fernando Leon de Aranoa, which stars Olga Kurylenko, Benicio Del Toro and Tim Robbins, and is due to open the event. Other premiere screenings open to the public are those for Wilde Salome by and starring Al Pacino, and also featuring Jessica Chastain; The High Sun [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Dalibor Matanic
interview: Tihana Lazovic
film profile
]
by Dalibor Matanic, winner of the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard at Cannes and the Croatian 2016 Oscar hopeful; Marshland [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
by Alberto Rodriguez, winner of ten Goya Awards in Spain; Body [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
film profile
]
by Malgorzata Szumovska, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin in 2015; The Pearl Button [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Patricio Guzman; Afterlife [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Virág Zomborácz
film profile
]
by Virag Zomboracz, victorious at the Bergamo Film Meeting; Italian Gangsters [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Renato De Maria, fresh from the Venice Film Festival; Behavior by Ernesto Daranas; and Hand Gestures [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Francesco Clerici. The public will be able to attend the screenings free of charge, while tickets last.

The other premieres on the programme at the Arthouse Cinema Convention, and intended solely for accredited attendees, will be: Dheepan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Jacques Audiard
film profile
]
by Jaques Audiard, winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes; The Club by Pablo Larrain, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Berlin; He Named Me Malala by Davis Guggenheim; My Summer in Provence by Rose Bosch, starring Anna Galiena and Jean Reno; Mustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, which is representing France at the 2016 Oscars; Rams [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Grimur Hakonarson
film profile
]
by Grimur Hakornarson, Best Film in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section this year; Secret in Their Eyes by Billy Ray, starring Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman; Mon roi [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Maïwenn, with Vincent Cassel; The Lesson [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Val…
interview: Margita Gosheva
film profile
]
by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov; Memories [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Jean Paul Rouve, starring Michel Blanc; and The Boy and the World, an animated film by Ale Abreu, which emerged victorious at the 2014 Annecy Film Festival.

In addition, some initial images from Dobbiamo parlare [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 will be presented; the new movie by Sergio Rubini, which he stars in alongside Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Isabella Ragonese and Maria Pia Calzone, will come out in theatres on 5 November, distributed by Valerio De Paolis’ Cinema. The director and actors will attend the presentation, which is reserved solely for exhibitors.

On Wednesday 7 October, the FICE Arthouse Cinema Awards will be handed out to the Italian directors and stars of the most highly acclaimed films. The schedule for Wednesday morning includes a seminar entitled Auteur Films and the Arthouse Theatre Audience. Also on the programme is a meeting between FICE and the AGPCI Producers Guild of Italy, incorporating contributions from young, independent producers.

The Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, the Municipality of Mantua, the Mantuan Agricultural Bank Foundation, the Mantua Film Commission and the Lombardy Region have all contributed to the success of the convention.

You can view the complete programme of the Arthouse Cinema Convention by clicking here.

(Translated from Italian)

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