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GÖTEBORG 2018

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Gabriela Pichler's Amateurs to open the Göteborg Film Festival

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- The Nordic event has also announced a new International Competition, and Honorary Dragon Award recipients Juliette Binoche and Alicia Vikander

Gabriela Pichler's Amateurs to open the Göteborg Film Festival
Amateurs by Gabriela Pichler

The 41st Göteborg Film Festival will open on 26 January with the world premiere of Amateurs by Gabriela Pichler (Eat Sleep Die [+see also:
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) and will close on 5 February after screening 399 films from 78 countries, the festival announced at its press conference on Tuesday.

The gathering's main Nordic section will feature nine films competing for the Dragon Award, worth SEK 1 million (€102,185). In addition to Amateurs, the competition includes Jesper Ganslandt's Jimmie and Malene Choi Jensen's The Return [+see also:
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(both premiering at Rotterdam), Ísold Uggadóttir's And Breathe Normally and Isabella Eklöf's Holiday (both heading to Sundance first), as well as Finnish writer-actor Paavo Westerberg's first feature as a director, The Violin Player. Other titles in the running are What Will People Say [+see also:
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 by Iram HaqEuphoria [+see also:
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 by Lisa Langseth and The Charmer [+see also:
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 by Milad Alami.

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The newly launched International Competition includes 20 fiction and documentary features, ranging from John Trengove's The Wound [+see also:
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, through Valeska Grisebach's Western [+see also:
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interview: Valeska Grisebach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
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and Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin [+see also:
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, to Mila Turajlic's The Other Side of Everything [+see also:
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, and the winner of the award worth SEK 50,000 (€5,104) will be decided by the audiences’ votes. The list of titles duking it out also includes Angels Wear White [+see also:
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 by Vivian QuGood Favour by Rebecca DalyMademoiselle Paradis [+see also:
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interview: Barbara Albert
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 by Barbara AlbertThe Eternal Feminine by Natalia BeristáinPororoca [+see also:
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interview: Constantin Popescu
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 by Constantin PopescuMarlina the Murderer in Four Acts [+see also:
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 by Mouly SuryaSweet Country by Warwick ThorntonOutside In by Lynn SheltonOver the Limit [+see also:
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 by Marta PrusNico, 1988 [+see also:
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interview: Susanna Nicchiarelli
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 by Susanna NicchiarelliIsrafil by Ida PanahandehAnna’s War by Aleksey FedorchenkoMen Don’t Cry [+see also:
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interview: Alen Drljević
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 by Alen DrljevicPity [+see also:
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 by Babis MakridisMakala [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Gras
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 by Emmanuel Gras and Disobedience [+see also:
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 by Sebastián Lelio.

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award will be given out for the 11th time, and eight films are competing for it, including Sofia Djama's Blessed [+see also:
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and Cristina Pinheiro's Menina [+see also:
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. For the full line-up, please click here.

The festival has also announced that Juliette Binoche and Alicia Vikander will be this year's recipients of the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award. Both will hold master classes, and Binoche will also be joining in with the festival’s celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Ingmar Bergman's birth by selecting Scenes from a Marriage for a special retrospective, while Vikander will be there for the Nordic premiere of the aforementioned Euphoria, which she stars in.

Other confirmed guests include Robert Guédiguian and Ariane Ascaride with The House by the Sea [+see also:
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Margarethe von Trotta with her latest, Forget About Nick, British author-screenwriter Ian McEwan, who will visit the festival together with director Dominic Cooke and their film On Chesil Beach, and Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, who are coming along with C'est la vie! [+see also:
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