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118 European films to be showcased at MUCES 2016

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- The 11th edition of the Segovia European Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday 16 November, packing the city full of enticing titles, some of which have not yet been released in Spain

118 European films to be showcased at MUCES 2016
The Commune by Thomas Vinterberg

From 16-22 November, there will be another reason to visit Segovia, besides its beautiful architecture and its spectacular cuisine: 118 films from 40 countries will be showcased at MUCES (the Segovia European Film Festival), which opens with Toni Erdmann [+see also:
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, this season’s current sensation. In addition, there will be screenings of the ten features longlisted to compete for the LUX Film Prize, and the gathering will organise a retrospective of Slovakian cinema, revisiting the country’s most iconic titles from over the decades.

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What’s more, Spanish filmmaker Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón will receive a very well-deserved tribute on Friday 18 at MUCES, where six of his finest works will be shown, including Black Litter and Demonios en el jardín. In the official section, audiences will be able to watch such titles as The Commune [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
film profile
]
(Denmark/Sweden/the Netherlands) by Thomas Vinterberg, Wondrous Boccaccio [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
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]
(Italy/France) by the Taviani brothers, Like Crazy [+see also:
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Q&A: Paolo Virzì
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]
(Italy/France) by Paolo Virzi, Last Days of Louis XIV [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Albert Serra
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]
by Albert Serra and Mimosas [+see also:
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interview: Oliver Laxe
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by Oliver Laxe; both of the latter are Spanish-French co-productions (plus Portugal for Serra’s film, and with the involvement of Morocco and Qatar for Laxe’s).

The “Lo nunca visto” (“Never Seen Before”) section will be showing off titles such as Young Sophie Bell [+see also:
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by Amanda Adolfsson, A Woman’s Revenge [+see also:
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interview: Rita Azevedo Gomes
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by Rita Azevedo and Soul at Peace, a film made by Vladimir Barko back in 2009. Some of the most notable documentaries that will be screened are Club de Reyes by Andrea Barrionuevo, Flamencas by Marcos Media and Jonathan González, and Melchor Rodríguez, el ángel rojo by Alfonso Domingo.

The other sections of the gathering are “Una de las nuestras” (“One of Our Own” – featuring recent interesting Spanish movies), “Rodada en Segovia” (“Shot in Segovia” – films that have used the historic city as a setting), “De las dos orillas” (“From the Two Shores” – co-productions between Europe and America) and “Cervantes versus Shakespeare” (six movies about Don Quixote and four others that adapt Hamlet). 

(Translated from Spanish)

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