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SEVILLE 2015

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The best the continent has to offer lands in Seville

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- The Andalusian city is hosting the 12th edition of the European Film Festival from 6-14 November, with a splendid programme and a tribute to Timothy Spall’s versatile talent

The best the continent has to offer lands in Seville
Les deux amis by Louis Garrel

Les deux amis [+see also:
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, the comedy by French director Louis Garrel, will open this year’s SEFF (Seville European Film Festival), which, year after year, establishes itself as an unmissable rendezvous for viewers eager to get to know what’s cooking in the European film industry and its related sectors. Directed with inexhaustible energy by José Luis Cienfuegos, this edition of the gathering will hand the City of Seville Award to British actor Timothy Spall, who left half the world dumbstruck with his transformation in Mr Turner [+see also:
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But this is far from being the only delight on offer during this nine-day event jam-packed with films, activities and concerts (which will take place on a different stage every night). The official competition section – in which the latest works by Amos Gitai, Yorgos LanthimosMarco Bellocchio and Paul Vecchiali (who will world-premiere C'est l'amour [+see also:
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), among many others, will be duking it out – will be judged by a jury made up of Santiago Mitre (Paulina [+see also:
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), Ingrid García-Jonsson (Beautiful Youth [+see also:
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interview: Jaime Rosales
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), Lois Patiño (Coast of Death [+see also:
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festival scope
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), Adrián Martín and Tizza Covi.

In addition, the world premieres of Spanish films Pozoamargo [+see also:
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interview: Enrique Rivero
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 by Enrique Rivero, Berserker [+see also:
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interview: Pablo Hernando
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 by Pablo Hernando, Amor tóxico [+see also:
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 by Norberto Ramos del Val, La extranjera by Miguel Ángel Blanca, El nome de los árboles [+see also:
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 by Ramón Lluís Bande and El tiempo de los monstruos [+see also:
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by Félix Sabroso will be held in Seville, while audiences will be able to see On Football [+see also:
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interview: Sergio Oksman
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by Sergio OksmanDead Slow Ahead [+see also:
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interview: Mauro Herce
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by Mauro Herce and The Academy of Muses [+see also:
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interview: José Luis Guerín ­
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by Jose Luis Guerin, for the first time in Spain, as the latest, most uninhibited and most iconoclastic Spanish films will have their own section here, entitled Resistencias.

Other tantalising sidebars to explore are the EFA Selection, featuring 20 movies shortlisted for the European Film Awards (including My Mother [+see also:
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interview: Nanni Moretti
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, Rams
 [+see also:
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interview: Grimur Hakonarson
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and Mustang [+see also:
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interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
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), the Focus on Europe, dedicated to “counter-comedy”, and the always surprising New Waves, which will bring radical and revolutionary offerings to Spain, featuring such unclassifiable titles as Emin Alper's Frenzy [+see also:
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interview: Emin Alper
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]
, Ivan Ostrochovský's Koza [+see also:
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interview: Ivan Ostrochovský
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]
 and Armel Hostiou's Stubborn [+see also:
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, and selected by a group of young programmers from the European Moving Cinema programme.

Lastly, as occurs at each edition, the European Film Academy (EFA) will unveil the nominees for the main categories of the European Film Awards direct from Seville. The announcement will be made at midday on Saturday 7 November, and Cineuropa will be streaming it live.

(Translated from Spanish)

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