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Twelve films in competition at the 43rd Film Fest Gent

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- The 43rd Film Fest Gent will unspool from 11-21 October, offering audiences the chance to discover nine new Belgian movies

Twelve films in competition at the 43rd Film Fest Gent
Home by Fien Troch

While the Film Fest Gent focuses most of its attention on the art of film music, it has also proved to be an unmissable rendezvous for Belgian film buffs, this year offering nearly 100 feature films to discover over a period of ten days. Among them are the 12 movies in the official competition, and in this section we find myriad European films that were unveiled at major international festivals: Graduation [+see also:
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Q&A: Cristian Mungiu
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by Cristian Mungiu (Romania/France/Belgium), Sweet Dreams [+see also:
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Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
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by Marco Bellochio (Italy/France) and Heal the Living [+see also:
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interview: Katell Quillévéré
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by Katell Quillevere (France/Belgium), all revealed at Cannes; Letters from War [+see also:
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Q&A: Ivo M Ferreira
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by Ivo Ferreira (Portugal) and A Quiet Passion [+see also:
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by Terence Davies (UK/Belgium), unveiled at Berlin; The Ornithologist [+see also:
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interview: João Pedro Rodrigues
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by João Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal/France/Brazil), Glory [+see also:
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interview: Petar Valchanov, Kristina G…
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by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria/Greece), and Scarred Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Radu Jude
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by Radu Jude (Romania/Germany), premiered at Locarno; and Daguerrotype [+see also:
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by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (France/Japan/Belgium), which was screened at Toronto.

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However, the Film Fest Gent will also offer attendees the chance to discover a raft of new Belgian films. In the official competition, rubbing shoulders with the other hopefuls, we find the powerful Home [+see also:
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by Fien Troch, which was awarded at Venice and was also presented at Toronto. Another Venice revelation, King of the Belgians [+see also:
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interview: Jessica Woodworth, Peter Br…
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by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, will have its national premiere at Gent, in the Belgian Cinema Today section, where we also find two Flemish features: Flemish Heaven [+see also:
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interview: Peter Monsaert
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by Peter Monsaert, which has just been unveiled at San Sebastián, and My First Highway [+see also:
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, the first film by Kevin Meul (also in the Explore Zone section), which will be having its international premiere at Gent, alongside Souvenir [+see also:
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by Bavo Defurne. Interestingly, this same section will offer the chance to get a first glimpse of the series Beau Séjour by Nathalie Basteyns, Kaat Beels, Sanne Nuyens and Bert Van Dael, in addition to the documentaries Arno Dancing Inside My Head by Pascal Poissonnier, LEFTO – In Transit by Kurt De Leijer and Shadow World [+see also:
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by Johan Grimonprez.

Last but not least, as usual, the gathering will host the 16th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, which are set to take place on 19 October. 

(Translated from French)

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