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LES ARCS 2015

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Claire Denis to chair the jury at Les Arcs

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- The French director will judge the competition together with Malgorzata Szumowska, Saverio Costanzo, Sylvie Pialat, Clotilde Hesme and Anders Danielsen Lie

Claire Denis to chair the jury at Les Arcs
Director Claire Denis

The seventh edition of the Les Arcs European Film Festival (12-19 December 2015) will get its fill of high-level personalities, as has been the norm at the alpine event for the last few years. The titles in competition for the 2015 Crystal Arrow (read the article) will be assessed by a jury chaired by French director Claire Denis (selected in competition at Venice three times and once at Cannes, and who is currently preparing a science-fiction film starring Robert Pattinson, Patricia Arquette and Mia Goth) and including two other filmmakers: Poland’s Malgorzata Szumowska (awarded this year at Berlin with Body [+see also:
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interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
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) and Italy’s Saverio Costanzo (on the list of winners at the 2014 Venice Film Festival with Hungry Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Saverio Costanzo
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, thanks to his actors). Other people on the jury include producer Sylvie Pialat (of les Films du Worso) and two actors: Clotilde Hesme (best known for Angel & Tony [+see also:
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and who performed this summer in L'indomptée) and Norway’s Anders Danielsen Lie (Oslo, August 31st [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Trier
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, This Summer Feeling [+see also:
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and currently shooting in Personal Shopper).

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The short-film jury is also very prestigious, with actor and director Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (currently appearing on screens in Francofonia [+see also:
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and soon to be seen in Taj Mahal [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Saada
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) serving as chair. He is backed up by Marie Amachoukeli (co-director of Party Girl [+see also:
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interview: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire B…
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), actress Lola Créton (Goodbye First Love [+see also:
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interview: Mia Hansen-Love
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, Corniche Kennedy), Jules Sitruk and Tatiana Vialle.

A plethora of European personalities will also be heading to Les Arcs, including guests of honour Niels Arestrup and Xavier Beauvois (who will lead master classes), Italy’s Luca Guadagnino, French-Lebanese director Danielle Arbid, Belgium’s Tom Geens, Robin Pront and Jan Bijvoet, Britain’s Kate Dickie, France’s Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Julie Gayet, Marion Vernoux, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Elsa Zylberstein, Mélanie Thierry, Corinne Masiero and Géraldine Nakache, Iceland’s Eggert Sigurdsson, and Norway’s Bent Hamer, Jens Lien and Jannicke Systad Jacobsen.

As previously reported, the Les Arcs Festival has already unveiled the selection of the 25 projects accepted into the Coproduction Village (see the news) and the list of the ten films that will be presented at Work-in-Progress (read the article).

(Translated from French)

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