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The curtain rises for the 12th time at Kazakhstan’s Eurasia International Film Festival

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- The gathering will present over 80 films, including the world premiere of Wastelands by Miriam Heard, a co-production between France, Chile and the UK

The curtain rises for the 12th time at Kazakhstan’s Eurasia International Film Festival
Wastelands by Miriam Heard

The Eurasia International Film Festival will kick off its 12th edition tomorrow, which will unspool until 30 September in Almaty, Kazakhstan. More than 80 films will be presented at the event, whose main theme this year is “love”: love of the city, love of film and love of one’s profession.

The international competition will gather together 13 features from Europe and Asia, including the world premiere of Wastelands [+see also:
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by Miriam Heard (a co-production between the United Kingdom, Chile and France), several movies that were unveiled at Locarno, Berlin, Sundance and Karlovy Vary, such as Moka [+see also:
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by Frédéric Mermoud, Dust Cloth [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Ahu Öztürk
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]
by Ahu Öztürk, House of Others [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Rusudan Glurjidze
film profile
]
by Rusudan Glurjidze, Illegitimate [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Adrian Sitaru
film profile
]
by Adrian Sitaru and Sand Storm [+see also:
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trailer
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]
by Elite Zexer, in addition to titles from the Philippines, India, Azerbaijan, Russia and Kazakhstan.

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Sparrows [+see also:
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interview: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
film profile
]
by Rúnar Rúnarsson, Blind Sun [+see also:
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film profile
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by Joyce Nashawati and Dark Inclusion [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Arthur Harari
film profile
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by Arthur Harari will be presented as part of a European panorama. The festival will also offer an overview of world cinema through its Asian, Australian and Arab panoramas, which will host the Asian premiere of Mohamed Diab’s Clash [+see also:
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, for example.

Short films, Eurasian documentaries, movies for children and restored films will also take centre stage, as will a programme dedicated to professionals, which comprises several master classes, conferences and a pitching session.

“In the year that marks the 25th anniversary of the independence of Kazakhstan and the millennium of the city of Almaty, these seven days will become a meeting place and the beginning of creative projects for film professionals from all continents,” declared Kazakh director Rashid Nugmanov, who is also the president of the gathering.

The winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, I, Daniel Blake [+see also:
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by Ken Loach, will be screened as the closing film.

To discover the full programme of the Eurasia International Film Festival, click here.

(Translated from French)

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