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A new look at European film at the Brussels Film Festival

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- The festival offers some Cannes hits alongside a rich panorama of the current European film industry for Brussels locals to discover

A new look at European film at the Brussels Film Festival
Pikadero by Ben Sharrock

The Brussels Film Festival, the programme of which focuses on European films, will take place from 17-24 June. The competition line-up includes 11 feature films, some of which have already appeared at festivals, including, most notably, the German Cannes sensation Toni Erdmann [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Maren Ade
film profile
]
by Maren Ade. Alongside it appears another film unveiled in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov’s Uchenik, as well as Ben Sharrock’s Pikadero [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ben Sharrock
film profile
]
, which was unveiled at San Sebastián, Greek film Suntan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Argyris Papadimitropoulos
film profile
]
by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, screened at Rotterdam, Macedonian director Svetozar Ristovski’s Lazar [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Svetozar Ristovski
film profile
]
, which appeared both at Sofia and at Montpellier, Joyce Nashawati’s Blind Sun [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, winner of the Thessaloniki Film Festival critics’ award, Spanish filmmaker Carles TorrasCallback [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Carles Torras
film profile
]
, winner of the Málaga Spanish Film Festival Awards for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Screenplay, Czech director Petr Vaclav’s We Are Never Alone [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Petr Vaclav
film profile
]
, unveiled at Berlin, Viva [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Ireland’s Paddy Breathnach, presented at Sundance, Spanish director Iciar Bollain’s The Olive Tree [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Icíar Bollaín
film profile
]
, co-written with Paul Laverty, the habitual screenwriting partner of Ken Loach, as well as Couple in a Hole [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tom Geens
film profile
]
, an English movie directed by Belgian filmmaker Tom Geens, winner of the Best Film, Best Screenplay and Audience Awards at the Dinard British Film Festival.

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The line-up for the Panorama section is another chance to discover some of the European film industry’s hidden gems. The festival will also offer several premieres, including a number of highly anticipated French films like the late Solveig Anspach’s The Together Project [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, winner of the SACD Award in the 2016 Directors’ Fortnight, Christophe Barratier’s new film, Team Spirit [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which is centred around the Kerviel affair, Simon Rouby’s animated film Adama [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, as well as Pascal Bonitzer’s Tout de suite maintenant [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which features Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Bacri and Lambert Wilson, Hannes Holm’s Swedish box-office smash A Man Called Ove [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and even the festival’s opening film, Like Crazy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Paolo Virzì
film profile
]
by Italian director Paolo Virzi, which was part of the Directors’ Fortnight official selection.

(Translated from French)

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