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Ravenna celebrates European cinema

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Ravenna celebrates European cinema

The poor distribution of European films is made all the more evident by and events and festivals such as the Mosaico d’Europa Film Fest (MEFF, held in Ravenna from April 20-25), which offer local audiences the change to see otherwise “invisible” films. Such as Andreas Dresen’s Cloud 9 [+see also:
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, winner of the Coup de Coeur Jury Award in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2008 and a hit in its native Germany for its depiction of a love affair between two elderly people.

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Cloud 9 is competing with nine other top European titles: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s second film as a director, Actresses [+see also:
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; Hineer Saleem’s Beneath the Rooftops of Paris [+see also:
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(France), starring Michel Piccoli; Eden [+see also:
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interview: Declan Recks
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(Ireland) by Declan Recks (who will present his work); Doris Dörrie’s Cherry Blossom [+see also:
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; Anna Melikyan’s Mermaid; Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane [+see also:
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(UK); Petri Kotwica’s Black Ice [+see also:
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interview: Kai Nordberg
interview: Petri Kotwica
film profile
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(Finland); the romantic comedy Moscow, Belgium [+see also:
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by Belgium’s Christophe van Rompaey; and the French/Israeli Shiva: Seven Days by the Elkabetz brothers.

Ravenna is also dedicating a retrospective to legendary Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski, who after a long absence from cinema will be at MEFF to present his latest film, Four Nights with Anna [+see also:
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, the story of a meek man consumed by passion.

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(Translated from Italian)

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