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THESSALONIKI 2015

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The Thessaloniki Film Festival reveals its tributes and parallel sections

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- With its 6 November opening date fast approaching, Greece’s major film gathering has announced Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days as its closing title

The Thessaloniki Film Festival reveals its tributes and parallel sections
Fever at Dawn by Péter Gárdos

With just a few weeks to go until it gets under way, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival is preparing for its 59th edition (6-15 November) by gradually unveiling its broad selection, while Arnaud Desplechin, whose work will be spotlighted by the gathering, will be on hand to present My Golden Days [+see also:
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as this year’s closing film.

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The Open Horizons section, personally curated by festival director Dimitri Eipides as a reflection of the year’s global indie scene, will this year feature established festival darlings like Joachim Trier’s Cannes contender Louder Than Bombs [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Joachim Trier
film profile
]
and Miguel Gomes’ ambitious three-part Arabian Nights [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
. Sundance winner Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by newcomer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and Trey Edward Shults’ SXSW winner Krisha will lend a US flavour to the selection, while Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jiménez’s Belgian refugee drama Rising Voices [+see also:
trailer
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will have its world premiere at the event.

Currents, an Open Horizons sub-section, will once again highlight an eclectic set of experimental offerings from around the world, and the Special Screenings list will feature local premieres of titles like Aleksandr Sokurov’s Francofonia [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
and László NemesSon of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
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Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
, along with the world premiere of Hungarian director Péter GárdosFever at Dawn. Meanwhile, the three LUX Prize finalists, Mediterranea [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jonas Carpignano
film profile
]
by Jonas Carpignano, Mustang [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
by Deniz Gamze Ergüven and The Lesson [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Val…
interview: Margita Gosheva
film profile
]
by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, will also be screened.

Along with Desplechin, whose work will be highlighted via a selection of seven films spanning his output since the early 1990s, the festival’s spotlight will be turned on what has been dubbed by the programmers as New Austrian Cinema: here, Stephan Richter’s teenage-angst drama One of Us [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stephan Richter
film profile
]
, Barbara Eder’s focus on war correspondents in Thank You for Bombing [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Elisabeth Scharang’s psychological thriller Jack [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Marie Kreutzer’s story of a man’s life-altering experience in Gruber Is Leaving [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl’s coming-of-age love story Chucks [+see also:
trailer
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]
will offer viewers a representative slice of the latest in Austrian film.

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