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CROSSING EUROPE 2016

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Crossing Europe: Nuances from all over Europe brought to light in Linz

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- 162 films, 82 of which are Austrian premieres, will be presented during the festival’s 13th edition, from 20-25 April

Crossing Europe: Nuances from all over Europe brought to light in Linz
A Good Wife by Mirjana Karanović

Various nuances from all over the European continent, as shown through cinema, will be stepping into the spotlight in Linz, across a rich and varied line-up at the 13th edition of Crossing Europe, taking place from 20-25 April.

162 short and feature-length fictions and documentaries hailing from 35 different countries will be screened in Austria, across three different competitions: fictions, documentaries and local artists. The festival will unveil more than 80 films having their Austrian premieres and 28 having their world premieres. 

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Mirjana Karanović’s A Good Wife [+see also:
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Tobias Lindholm’s A War [+see also:
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and Wonderland [+see also:
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, which is directed by nine Swiss directors, make up half of the six films opening the festival on Wednesday 20 April.

Eleven feature films will compete in the Fiction section, among which are titles such as Rachel Lang’s Baden Baden [+see also:
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 (Berlinale 2016), Lisa Aschan’s White People [+see also:
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 (Tallinn 2015), Visar Morina’s Babai [+see also:
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 (Cineuropa Prize at Cinemamed 2015), as well as João Salaviza’s Montanha [+see also:
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 (Venice 2015) and Guillaume Senez’s Keeper [+see also:
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interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
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 (Locarno 2015).

Two films that were discovered at the 2016 Berlinale will take part in the documentary competition: Jan Gassmann’s Europe, She Loves [+see also:
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 and Those Who Jump [+see also:
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by Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner and Abou Bakar Sidibé, along with eight other films.

As part of its fiction and documentary Panorama sections, Crossing Europe will unveil renowned titles such as Petr Kazda and Tomás Weinreb’s I, Olga Hepnarova [+see also:
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(winner of the Best Director Award at the 2016 Sofia International Film Festival), Lionel Baier’s Vanity [+see also:
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 (revealed as part of ACID’s 2015 line-up at Cannes) and Anca Damian’s The Magic Mountain [+see also:
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, as well as world premieres like Brother and Sister [+see also:
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 by Germany’s Jan Kruger.

The festival will also run parallel sections dedicated to fantastic films (Night Sight section), the younger generations (Cinema Next Europe section), and even education and professional training (Working Worlds section). A tribute to Czech documentary director Helena Trestikova will also be organised.

To learn more about the festival’s line-up, please click here.

(Translated from French)

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