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Cinema Jove turns a youthful 32

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- The programme of this year’s edition of the Valencia International Film Festival (23 June-1 July) is marked by a strong female presence

Cinema Jove turns a youthful 32
Satan Said Dance by Katarzyna Roslaniec

The 32nd edition of Cinema Jove – Valencia International Film Festival will be held between 23 June and 1 July, organised by the Valencian Institute of Culture (IVAC), and as always, it will introduce a raft of new talents. The curtain will rise with the animated film Animal Crackers, helmed by US directors Scott Sava and Tony Bancrofft and Spaniard Jaime Maestro, and produced by Valencia (Blue Dream Studios Spain) and Hollywood; while Barrage [+see also:
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(Luxembourg/Belgium/France), a drama by Laura Schroeder starring Isabelle Huppert, will have the privilege of bringing the event to a close.

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Something that is clear when we look at the programme of the gathering headed up by Carlos Madrid is the strong presence of female directors, as it includes Poland’s Katarzyna Roslaniec, who is competing with Satan Said Dance [+see also:
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, Austria’s Monja Art, who will do so with Seventeen [+see also:
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, and Catalan director Roser Aguilar, who will present Brava [+see also:
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 (the Spanish release of which is scheduled for 7 July).

Another highlight is the section dedicated to burgeoning web series and a cycle of films that take a look at the Erasmus educational programme on its 30th anniversary, including Júlia ist [+see also:
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, the feature debut by Elena Martín, and Cédric Klapisch’s trilogy on the subject: Pot LuckThe Russian Dolls [+see also:
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and Chinese Puzzle [+see also:
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.

Valencia’s own presence will be obvious at the festival thanks to the inclusion of 11 locally produced titles, there will be a tribute to master David Lynch, and various activities will take place, such as an audiovisual meeting for young people. Other screenings worth pointing out are the silent film Análisis de sangre azul [+see also:
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, a docu-fiction by Gabriel Velázquez and Blanca Torres, and Muna by Santiago Zannou (El truco del manco).

(Translated from Spanish)

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