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TRIBECA 2016

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Strong representation for European cinema at Tribeca

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- The New York festival includes more than 30 European titles in its programme

Strong representation for European cinema at Tribeca
Perfect Strangers by Paolo Genovese

The Tribeca Film Festival (running between 13 and 24 April) will screen a total of 101 films from 42 countries. 30 European films are among those selected to take part in the festival’s various programmes: the International Narrative and Documentary Competitions, Spotlight, Viewpoints, Shorts, Special Screenings, Whoopi’s Shorts (the animated shorts programme), and so on.

The International Narrative Competition includes eight titles, half of which are European: Perfect Strangers [+see also:
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, Italian director and writer Paolo Genovese’s new film about seven friends who, by playing a game at a dinner party, discover how little they know about each other; Parents [+see also:
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, a Danish production premiering at the festival, directed by Christian Tafdrup, which follows the life of a middle-aged Danish couple after their son has moved away from home; Estonian film Mother [+see also:
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, directed by Kadri Kõusaar, whose debut feature Magnus was unveiled in the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection (Un Certain Regard); and El Clásico [+see also:
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 by Norway’s Halkawt Mustafa, a film about two brothers who go on a dangerous journey through Iraq, hoping to get out of the country and meet Cristiano Ronaldo. 

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Two of the 12 titles in the Documentary Competition line-up are European, and both will have their world premieres at Tribeca: Keep Quiet [+see also:
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, a British-Hungarian co-production directed by Joseph Martin and Sam Blair, which follows the story of Csanad Szegedi, a passionate anti-Semitic politician who discovers that his maternal grandparents are Jewish; and the Danish film Bugs [+see also:
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by Andreas Johnsen, a documentary that reveals the role that bugs will play in the future of agriculture.

Of the European films having their world premieres at Tribeca, three are in the Spotlight section: A Hologram for the King [+see also:
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by German director Tom Tykwer, a co-production between the USA and Germany starring Tom Hanks; Shadow World, co-produced with partners from the USA, Denmark and Belgium, and directed by Johan Grimonprez; and Magnus [+see also:
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, a Norwegian film directed by Benjamin Ree, following the life of Magnus Carlsen, widely known as the ‘Mozart of Chess’. The Viewpoints programme, which presents films “with a distinct perspective”, will screen As I Open My Eyes [+see also:
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, a French-Belgian-Tunisian co-production directed by Leyla Bouzid. This section will also feature the world premiere of Houston, We Have a Problem! [+see also:
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, a co-production between Germany, Qatar, Slovenia and Croatia, directed by Žiga Virc. This docu-fiction explores the myth about a secret deal behind the USA purchasing Yugoslavia’s clandestine space programme. Viewpoints has also selected the following films, which will screen as world premieres: the French feature documentary The Ride by Stéphanie Gillard, Detour (United Kingdom) by Christopher Smith and Adult Life Skills [+see also:
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 (United Kingdom) by Rachel Tunnard.

A very strong European presence can be felt in both the narrative and documentary films selected for the Shorts in Competition. Among the selected titles are Homeland (Sweden) by Sara Broos; Auschwitz, a US-Polish co-production by James Moll; and the Kosovar-US production Shok – an Oscar-nominated short directed by Jamie Donoughue.

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