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The Valois d'Or 2017 through the viewfinder at Angoulême

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- Ten titles in competition and a torrent of previews for the 10th edition of the French-language Film Festival set to begin next Tuesday

The Valois d'Or 2017 through the viewfinder at Angoulême
Au revoir là-haut by Albert Dupontel

Albert Dupontel's highly anticipated See You Up There [+see also:
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(to be released in France on 12 October) will open the 10th edition of the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival on Tuesday 22 August. Chaired by the American actor John Malkovich and including Belgian filmmaker Lucas Belvaux, this year's competition jury will have to decide from ten titles including Christophe Regin's Surface de réparation (article) Noémie Lvovsky's Tomorrow and Thereafter [+see also:
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(unveiled in the Pizza Grande at Locarno), Guillaume Gallienne's Maryline (released as part of Hexagon on 15 November), Gela Babluani's Money [+see also:
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, as well as two titles both well received at Cannes: Hubert Charuel’s Bloody Milk [+see also:
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(well received at Cannes International Critics' Week and due to arrive in cinemas on 30 August) and last but not least, Kaouther Ben Hania's Beauty and the Dogs [+see also:
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(discovered in the Un Certain Regard section and due to be released on 18 October). Also nominated are Belgian Philippe Van Leeuw's Insyriated [+see also:
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(winner of the Europa Cinemas Berlinale Label and set to be released in France on 6 September), the Swiss-Canadian co-production Lea Pool's Et au pire, on se mariera, Appoline Traoré’s Frontières (co-production in association with Burkina Faso and France) and the Quebecois film C'est le coeur qui meurt en dernier by Alexis Durand-Brault.

In terms of previews, we have Olivier Nakache and Eric Tolédanos' C'est La Vie! [+see also:
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, Emmanuel Finkiel's La Douleur, Christian Carion's My Boy [+see also:
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, Gaël Morel's Catch the Wind [+see also:
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, Teddy Lussi Modeste's The Price of Success [+see also:
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Stéphane and David Foenkinos' Jalouse [+see also:
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, Florence Quentin's Bonne pomme [+see also:
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Nicolas Vanier's L’école [+see also:
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buissonnière [+see also:
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, Nawell Madani's C’est tout pour moi, Colombe Sabignac and Pascal Ralite's Le rire de ma mère, Bruno Chiche's L’un dans l’autre [+see also:
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, Nicolas Bary's Little Spirou [+see also:
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Fabrice Eboué's CoeXister, Carine Tardieu's Just to Be Sure [+see also:
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(selected at Cannes) and Olivier Ayache-Vidal's The Teacher [+see also:
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The all-new Premiers Rendez-vous section includes Ilan Klipper’s The Starry Sky Above Me [+see also:
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, with Tarek Boudali’s Epouse-moi mon pote [+see also:
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to be screened at Séances à Carat. The Flamboyants program has put forward three films coming from Cannes: Claire Denis' Bright Sunshine In [+see also:
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, André Téchiné's Golden Years [+see also:
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and Michel Hazanavicius' Redoubtable [+see also:
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. Also worth noting is another new section called "Les films de la région," which will feature Xabi Molia's Comme des rois (article), Nicolas Giraud's Du soleil dans mes yeux and Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord's animation film, Zombillenium [+see also:
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This edition of the festival (which will end on 27 August) will also be honouring the filmmaker Xavier Giannoli, the distributor Gaumont and the Ivory Coast.

(Translated from French)

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