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Angling for Angoulême’s Valois d’Or

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- Ten titles are in competition, while a slew of preview screenings are on the programme of the ninth Francophone Film Festival, which gets going on Tuesday next week

Angling for Angoulême’s Valois d’Or
The Odyssey by Jérôme Salle

On Tuesday next week, the event movie The Odyssey [+see also:
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]
 by Jérôme Salle (read the article – set to be released in France on 12 October) will open the ninth edition of the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival, which will unspool until 28 August, offering a rich programme that will be brought to a close by Philippe Lioret’s Le fils de Jean [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Philippe Lioret
film profile
]
 (read the article – in theatres from 31 August).

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Jointly chaired by actress Virginie Efira and Gilles Jacob (a former president of the Cannes Film Festival), the jury will have to weigh up the ten titles in competition, which include such films as The Stopover [+see also:
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interview: Delphine and Muriel Coulin
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]
by Delphine and Murie Coulin (winner of the Best Screenplay Award in Un Certain Regard at Cannes – released on 7 September), Cigarettes et chocolat chaud by Sophie Reine (released on 14 December), the Berlin-awarded Hedi [+see also:
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]
 by Mohamed Ben Attia (released on 28 December), Wulu [+see also:
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 by Daouda CoulibalySouvenir [+see also:
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 by Luxembourg’s Bavo Defurne (read the news – released on 21 December), Noces [+see also:
film review
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]
 by Belgium’s Stephan Streker and two feature debuts unveiled in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight: the animated film My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Claude Barras
film profile
]
 by Swiss director Claude Barras (which won at Annecy – released on 19 October) and Mercenary [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Sacha Wolff
film profile
]
 by Sacha Wolff (Europa Cinemas Label – released on 5 October).

Standing out among the preview screenings are the winner of the Cannes Grand Prix, It’s Only the End of the World [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Canadian director Xavier DolanIn Bed with Victoria [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Justine Triet
film profile
]
 by Justine Triet (which opened the Critics’ Week on the Croisette), Ceasefire [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Emmanuel CourcolA Bun in the Oven by Nadège LoiseauHeaven Will Wait [+see also:
film review
trailer
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 by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, Scribe [+see also:
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]
 by Thomas KruitofLa taularde [+see also:
trailer
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]
 by Audrey EstrougoOuvert la nuit by Edouard BaerTamara [+see also:
trailer
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]
 by Alexandre CastagnettiOdd Job [+see also:
trailer
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]
 by late filmmaker Pascal ChaumeilIl a déjà tes yeux by Lucien Jean-BaptisteGoing to Brazil by Patrick MilleMaman a tort [+see also:
trailer
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]
 by Marc FitoussiIqbal, A Tale of a Fearless Child [+see also:
trailer
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]
by Michel Fuzellier and Babak Payami, and Toril [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laurent Teyssier
film profile
]
 by Laurent Teyssier.

Also of note are the "Premier rendez-vous" section, which includes Daydreams [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
by Caroline DeruasThe Poisoning Angel [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Stéphanie Pillonca-Kervern and the comedy Venise sous la neige by Elliot Covrigaru; a programme dubbed "Les flamboyants", comprising Corniche Kennedy by Dominique Cabrera and the Cannes titles Tour de France [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rachid Djaïdani
film profile
]
 by Rachid Djaïdani and Chouf [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Karim Dridi; an up-close and personal look at distributor Les Films du Losange; and a Focus dedicated to director Catherine Corsini, among other events.

(Translated from French)

CNC conférence 6 decembre
 

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