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The Warsaw Film Festival’s 1-2 Competition shines a spotlight on new talents

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- The full line-up has been announced for the competition of first and second features

The Warsaw Film Festival’s 1-2 Competition shines a spotlight on new talents
Toril by Laurent Teyssier

The Warsaw Film Festival has announced the full list of films selected for its 1-2 Competition, focusing on first and second features. Aside from the previously announced films, the festival will include the European premiere of the French movie Toril [+see also:
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interview: Laurent Teyssier
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]
by Laurent Teyssier. It follows Philippe, a former drug dealer, after his release from prison. Finding his farmer father sick and infirm, Philippe decides to take over his business during his recovery.

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Meanwhile, the Croatian-Danish co-production Quit Staring at My Plate [+see also:
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interview: Hana Jušić
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]
 by Hana Jušić will have its East European premiere. The film – about a girl being driven crazy by her family, who seeks solace in the arms of others – is the feature debut by Jušić, who has made several well-regarded shorts.

Hristo [+see also:
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interview: Grigor Lefterov
film profile
]
 by Grigor Lefterov and Todor Matsanov, a Bulgarian-Italian co-production about a teen living on the streets who wants nothing more than a “normal life”, will receive its international premiere, as will Julie [+see also:
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, the Spanish film from Alba González de Molina, about a woman who runs away from her life in Madrid.

Hard-hitting Irish drama In View [+see also:
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by Ciarán Creagh will have its European premiere at Warsaw, alongside the Israeli film Land of the Little People [+see also:
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by Yaniv Berman, about four young kids from military officers’ families who form a gang.

The other 1-2 Competition titles are Anishoara [+see also:
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by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu (Germany/Moldova), Fragments of Lucía by Jorge Yacoman (Chile), Good Old Days by Fang Liu (China), Guilty Men by Iván D Gaona (Colombia), Gukoroku - Traces of Sin by Kei Ishikawa (Japan), Live Cargo by Logan Sandler (USA), Our Love Story by Hyun-ju Lee (South Korea), Park [+see also:
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interview: Sofia Exarchou
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]
 by Sofia Exarchou (Greece/Poland), Playground [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Bartosz M. Kowalski
film profile
]
 by Bartosz M Kowalski (Poland) and The Saint [+see also:
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film focus
interview: Andrius Blazevicius
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]
by Andrius Blaževičius (Lithuania/Poland).

The Warsaw Film Festival takes place from 7-16 October 2016.

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