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The Warsaw Film Festival announces full competition

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- The line-up is to include the world premieres of Hungarian film Strangled and Israeli title Antenna

The Warsaw Film Festival announces full competition
Night of a 1000 Hours by Virgil Widrich

After announcing its Polish titles in competition (read the news), the Warsaw Film Festival has revealed the rest of the films that will screen in its international competition.

The titles will include the world premiere of Hungarian film Strangled [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
, Árpád Sopsits’ crime drama that explores the search for a serial killer in the 1950s and 1960s in the small Hungarian town of Martfű. Also receiving its world premiere will be Israeli film Antenna, directed by Arik Rotstein. The film follows a man who discovers an antenna has been placed on top of his house without his knowledge, and he soon finds himself at war with his neighbour.

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Other highlights include the European premiere of Night of a 1000 Hours [+see also:
film review
interview: Virgil Widrich
film profile
]
, the eagerly anticipated feature debut by renowned Austrian filmmaker Virgil Widrich, whose short Copy Shop was nominated for an Oscar in 2002. Icelandic director Guđmundur Arnar Guđmundsson also proved popular in the short-film world with Whale Valley, which received a Special Mention at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. His feature debut, Heartstone [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
film profile
]
, an Icelandic-Danish co-production, will receive its East European premiere at the festival.

The other films in the international competition are Blessed Benefit by Mahmoud al Massad (Jordan/Germany/Netherlands), The Distinguished Citizen [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn (Spain/Argentina), The Odyssey [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Jérôme Salle (France), Clair Obscur [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Yeşim Ustaoğlu (Turkey/Poland), Memories of Summer [+see also:
trailer
interview: Adam Guziński
film profile
]
 by Adam Guziński (Poland), The Sun, the Sun Blinded Me [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal (Poland/Switzerland), The Darkness [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
by Daniel Castro Zimbrón (Mexico/France), Daughters of the Three Tailed Banner by Gutierrez Mangansakan II (Philippines), In the Blood [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rasmus Heisterberg
film profile
]
by Rasmus Heisterberg (Denmark), A Kid [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Philippe Lioret
film profile
]
by Philippe Lioret (France/Canada), Lost Serenade by Masato Ozawa (Japan), Malaria [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Parviz Shahbazi (Iran/France) and X-500 by Juan Andrés Arango (Canada/Colombia/Mexico).

The Warsaw Film Festival will run from 7-16 October 2016.

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