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ARRAS 2017

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114 features to be showcased at Arras

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- The 18th edition of the festival, which unspools from 3-12 November, boasts a rich programme, with European films leading the pack

114 features to be showcased at Arras
Jalouse by David and Stéphane Foenkinos

More than 40,000 viewers and 500 industry professionals are expected to attend the 18th edition of the Arras Film Festival, which will get under way tomorrow with the opening film, Jalouse [+see also:
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by David and Stéphane Foenkinos, and which will offer a very impressive programme of 114 feature films over a period of ten days.

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Besides the nine European movies (see the news) – as yet unreleased in France – in the running for the Golden Atlas (which will be handed out by a jury chaired by French filmmaker Christian Carion), the sheer diversity of Continental cinema will be thrust into the spotlight, with 12 titles on the line-up of the "European Discoveries" section. It will host the screenings of Indivisible [+see also:
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interview: Edoardo de Angelis
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by Italy’s Edoardo De Angelis, Heartstone [+see also:
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interview: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
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by Iceland’s Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, Drôle de père [+see also:
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by Belgium’s Amélie Van Elmbt, The King’s Choice [+see also:
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interview: Erik Poppe
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by Norway’s Erik Poppe, My Name Is Emily by late Irish director Simon Fitzmaurice, If You Saw His Heart [+see also:
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by France’s Joan Chemla and Soleil battant [+see also:
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by her fellow countrywomen Clara and Laura Laperrousaz, plus five majority German productions: 1917 – The Real October [+see also:
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interview: Katrin Rothe
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by Katrin Rothe, Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge [+see also:
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interview: Marie Noëlle
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by French director Marie Noelle, Marija [+see also:
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interview: Michael Koch
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by Switzerland’s Michael Koch, The Final Journey by Nick Baker-Monteys and Western [+see also:
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interview: Jonas Dornbach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
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by Valeska Grisebach.

Featuring on the menu in "Visions of the East" are the Cannes competitor Jupiter’s Moon [+see also:
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interview: Kornél Mundruczó
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by Hungary’s Kornel Mundruczo, Ice Mother [+see also:
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by Czech director Bohdan SlámaLittle Harbour [+see also:
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interview: Iveta Grófová
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by Slovakia's Iveta Grofova, Dede [+see also:
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by Georgia’s Mariam Khatchvani, Requiem for Mrs. J. [+see also:
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interview: Bojan Vuletić
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 by Serbian Bojan Vuleticand Pomegranate Orchard by Azerbaijan’s Ilgar Najaf. Interestingly, the selection of preview screenings includes A Beautiful Day [+see also:
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Q&A: Lynne Ramsay
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by Scotland’s Lynne Ramsay, which snagged two awards at Cannes, Thelma [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Trier
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by Norway’s Joachim Trier, Borg/McEnroe [+see also:
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by Denmark’s Janus Metz and Above the Law [+see also:
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interview: François Troukens
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by Belgium’s François Troukens and Jean-François Hensgens. Lastly, the "Cinemas of the World" programme will present a slew of European co-productions, such as I Am Not a Witch [+see also:
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interview: Rungano Nyoni
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by Zambia’s Rungano Nyoni, Centaur [+see also:
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by Kyrgyzstan’s Aktan Arym Kubat, Los Perros [+see also:
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by Chile’s Marcela Said, Wajib [+see also:
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by Palestine’s Annemarie Jacir and Blessed [+see also:
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by Algeria’s Sofia Djama.

A flurry of quality premiere screenings rounds off the line-up, including Children Royals by Marc Dugain, the Venice-awarded Custody [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Legrand
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by Xavier Legrand, Gaspard at the Wedding by Antony Cordier, Promise at Dawn by Eric Barbier, The Guardians [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Beauvois
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by Xavier Beauvois, Memoir of Pain [+see also:
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by Emmanuel Finkiel, Razzia [+see also:
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interview: Nabil Ayouch
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by Nabil Ayouch, M [+see also:
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interview: Sara Forestier
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by Sara Forestier, Sparring [+see also:
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by Samuel Jouy, Catch the Wind [+see also:
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by Gaël Morel, Reinventing Marvin [+see also:
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by Anne Fontaine, Simon & Théodore by Mikael Buch, La mélodie [+see also:
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by Rachid Hami, Vent du Nord [+see also:
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by Walid Mattar, Momo by Sébastien Thiéry and Vincent Lobelle, and Je vais mieux by Jean-Pierre Améris.

This year, the Arras Film Festival will invite filmmaker Noémie Lvovsky and critic Jean Douchet along as guests of honour, and will offer programmes entitled "Russian Revolution: Myths and Realities", "Napoleon and the Champagne of Russia" and "Whodunit: Who Committed the Crime?", as well as live film concerts and a children’s festival, among other events.

(Translated from French)

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