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Montpellier, a grand setting for Mediterranean film

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- Over 250 films are on the programme of the 37th edition of the event, which kicks off tomorrow – including ten titles that will be vying for the Golden Antigone

Montpellier, a grand setting for Mediterranean film
John From by João Nicolau

Managed by its new artistic delegate, Christophe Leparc, Cinemed, the Mediterranean Film Festival organised in Montpellier, will raise the curtain on its 37th edition (24-31 October 2015) tomorrow. This gathering, rich in both quantity and quality, is reflected perfectly by its opening film, Per amor vostro [+see also:
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interview: Giuseppe M Gaudino
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by Italy’s Giuseppe M Gaudino (which won the Best Actress Award at Venice, for Valeria Golino). 

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This year, ten titles will be in the running for the Golden Antigone, which will be handed out by a jury chaired by actor-director Roschdy Zem. Standing out among them are Amama [+see also:
film review
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interview: Asier Altuna
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by Spaniard Asier Altuna (the real revelation of the San Sebastián competition), John From [+see also:
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by Portuguese director João Nicolau, Montanha [+see also:
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interview: João Salaviza
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by his fellow countryman João Salaviza (unveiled in the Venice Critics’ Week), Riverbanks [+see also:
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by Panos Karkanevatos (co-produced by Greece, Germany and Turkey), Three Windows and a Hanging [+see also:
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interview: Arben Zharku
interview: Isa Qosja
film profile
]
by Isa Qosja (the first Kosovar film to have represented its country in the race for the Oscar) and Lazar [+see also:
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interview: Svetozar Ristovski
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by Macedonia’s Svetozar Ristovski (also co-produced by Croatia, Bulgaria and France). Also featuring among the competition titles is French production Let Them Come [+see also:
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by Salem Brahimi (screened at Toronto), the Franco-Belgian comedy Good Luck Algeria [+see also:
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by Farid Bentoumi (read the article), Dégradé [+see also:
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by Palestinian brothers Arab and Tarzan Nasser (popular in the Cannes Critics’ Week) and the Turkish feature Entanglement [+see also:
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interview: Tunç Davut
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]
by Tunç Davut.

Ten feature films are being showcased in the Panorama, including Family Relics [+see also:
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by Bulgarian director Ivan Cherkelov, Chlorine [+see also:
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interview: Sara Serraiocco
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by Italian filmmaker Lamberto Sanfelice (revealed at Sundance and shown at the Berlinale), Chromium [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Bujar Alimani
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]
by Albania’s Bujar Alimani, El país del miedo [+see also:
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by Spaniard Francisco Espada, the Maltese production Simshar [+see also:
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by Rebecca Cremona, No One's Child [+see also:
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by Serbian filmmaker Vuk Rsumovic (winner of the Venice Critics’ Week in 2014) and Let the Music Play [+see also:
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by Turkey’s Nesli Cölgecen.

Also of note is a flurry of preview screenings, including Suburra [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Stefano Sollima
film profile
]
by Italian director Stefano Sollima, Parisienne [+see also:
trailer
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]
by Lebanese filmmaker Danielle Arbid (read the article), the Venice star attraction As I Open My Eyes [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Leyla Bouzid
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]
by Leyla BouzidLes Ogres [+see also:
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by Léa Fehner (read the article), All Three of Us [+see also:
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by KheironThe Very Private Life of Mister Sim [+see also:
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by Michel Leclerc (read the article) and the Cannes title Les Anarchistes [+see also:
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by Elie Wajeman. In addition, three documentaries will be on show: the Berlinale-awarded The Pearl Button [+see also:
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by Patricio Guzmán, the environmentally focused Demain [+see also:
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by Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion, and Argentina [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Saura
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]
by Spaniard Carlos Saura.

The Montpellier Festival, which will be brought to a close by Cristina Comencini’s Latin Lover [+see also:
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making of
interview: Cristina Comencini
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]
, will also offer (among myriad other events) a competition comprising eight feature-length documentaries (including such titles as Toto and His Sisters [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
by Romanian director Alexander Nanau and Spartans [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Wadimoff
film profile
]
by Switzerland’s Nicolas Wadimoff), a competition and overview of short films, a Sergio Sollima night, and retrospectives dedicated to Valeria Golino, young Portuguese cinema (under the auspices of Miguel Gomes), Tony Gatlif and Carlos Saura.

(Translated from French)

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