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TorinoFilmLab strolls down the Croisette with seven films

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- CANNES 2016: This edition of Cannes is definitely one that shows some pleasing results for the international lab, and for Piedmontese cinema

TorinoFilmLab strolls down the Croisette with seven films
Dogs by Bogdan Mirica

With seven titles in three sections of the Cannes Film Festival, an impressive record has been set for the TorinoFilmLab, the lab and training programme for budding young talents from all over the world, which is connected to the Torino Film Festival and promoted by the National Film Museum and the Torino Piemonte Film Commission

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A short while ago, the TorinoFilmLab reached the grand milestone of 50 films completed since it was created in 2008, and this year, Cannes really shows an exceptional result: seven features backed by the international lab are part of the Un Certain Regard programme, the Critics’ Week and the ACID selection.

In Un Certain Regard, two feature debuts in the running for the Caméra d'Or, Dogs [+see also:
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interview: Bogdan Mirica
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by Romanian director Bogdan Mirica and The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki [+see also:
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interview: Juho Kuosmanen
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]
by Finland’s Juho Kuosmanen, were developed in Script&Pitch and presented as preview screenings in TFL Coming Soon, a showcase for TFL works in progress that are set to be released in the near future. Having been awarded the TFL Audience Design Fund in 2016, Apprentice [+see also:
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, the second movie by Singapore’s Boo Junfeng, is the third film duking it out in Un Certain Regard.

Of the seven films in competition in the Critics’ Week, three passed through the TFL: once again, they are two feature debuts and a second work. The beginnings of Raw [+see also:
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interview: Julia Ducournau
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]
by French director Julia Ducournau and Diamond Island [+see also:
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by Franco-Cambodian filmmaker Davy Chou were developed in FrameWork, and the former received financial support via a TFL World Production Award. The third film in the Critics’ Week is the new feature by Spaniard Oliver LaxeMimosas [+see also:
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interview: Oliver Laxe
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(Interchange 2011). The selection is rounded off by Heaven Sent [+see also:
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 by Lebanon’s Wissam Charaf, developed in Interchange 2010 and in competition in ACID. 

Two Italian films selected at Cannes were actually made in Piedmont: Sweet Dreams [+see also:
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Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
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]
 by Marco Bellocchio – the opening film of the Directors’ Fortnight, which received backing from the Torino Piemonte Film Commission - and the second work by Alessandro ComodinHappy Times Will Come Soon [+see also:
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