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An Italian invasion at the London and Busan film festivals

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- The presence of seasoned directors and a new generation of auteurs is a clear sign of a renewed interest in Italian cinema in the UK and Korea

An Italian invasion at the London and Busan film festivals
La vita possibile by Ivano De Matteo

A variety of seasoned directors and a new generation of auteurs stand as a testament to the renewed interest being shown in Italian cinema in the United Kingdom: Sweet Dreams [+see also:
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Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
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by Marco Bellocchio, which opened the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight this year, and Questi giorni [+see also:
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by Giuseppe Piccioni, just back from taking part in the competition at the Venice Film Festival, are both now heading to the BFI London Film Festival (5-16 October), to be screened in the Journey section. Plus, two films will turn up fresh from the Venice Days: Indivisible [+see also:
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interview: Edoardo de Angelis
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by Edoardo De Angelis (in the Love section) and Worldly Girl [+see also:
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making of
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interview: Marco Danieli
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by Marco Danieli (Debate section). The Italian selection at London is topped off by Fiore [+see also:
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Q&A: Claudio Giovannesi
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by Claudio Giovannesi (Love), which was also selected in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in May.

At exactly the same time as the British gathering unspools, audiences at the Busan International Film Festival (6-15 October) will get the opportunity to get to know new Italian auteurs. Besides Bellocchio’s Sweet Dreams in the World Cinema section, the Korean festival has also selected Fräulein - Una fiaba d'inverno [+see also:
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by Caterina Carone (Flash Forward Competition), which opened the 2016 Bolzano Film Festival Bozen; In guerra per amore [+see also:
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making of
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by Pierfrancesco Diliberto, aka Pif (Open Cinema); Monte [+see also:
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by Amir Naderi and La vita possibile [+see also:
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by Ivano De Matteo (World Cinema); La pelle dell’orso [+see also:
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by Marco Segato and Danieli’s Worldly Girl, both in Flash Forward - Out of Competition; Spira Mirabilis [+see also:
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by Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti (Wide Angle), which was also in competition at Venice this year; and the co-production Iqbal, A Tale of a Fearless Child [+see also:
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by Michel Fuzellier and Babak Payami (Wide Angle - Animation Showcase).

(Translated from Italian)

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