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Motovun celebrates European cinema and Miika Kaurismaki

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Motovun celebrates European cinema and Miika Kaurismaki

The 11th edition of Croatia’s most important film event, the Motovun Film Festival, will take place from July 27-31.

Twenty-two films will compete for the main Propeller of Motovun Award; the A to A prize, for the best film from the region from Austria to Albania; and Audience, Amnesty International and FIPRESCI Awards.

This year’s partner country is Finland so Motovun will present ten Finnish features and documentaries made since 2004, including Miika Soini’s Thomas [+see also:
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and Three Wise Men [+see also:
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by Miika Kaurismaki, who will be the special guest of the festival.

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The competition line-up of nearly all-European (co)productions includes Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank [+see also:
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interview: Andrea Arnold
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, Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon [+see also:
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interview: Michael Haneke
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, Miroslav Momcilovic’s Wait for Me But I Will Not Come, Namik Kabil’s Guardians of Night, Boris Mitic’s Goodbye, How Are You, Dejan Acimovic’s For the Win, Annette K. Olesen’s Little Soldier [+see also:
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, Claudia Llosa’s The Milk of Sorrow [+see also:
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, Marco Bechis’ Birdwatchers [+see also:
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, Eran Riklis’ Lemon Tree [+see also:
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, Sylvie Verheyde’s Stella [+see also:
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, Reha Erdem’s My Only Sunshine and Maren Ade’s Everyone Else [+see also:
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interview: Maren Ade
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Sidebar programmes include screenings of old Yugoslav WWII films, featuring Hajrudin Krvavac’s 1972 cult film Walter Defends Sarajevo; and Stories about Greed and Poverty, with films such as Miracle in Milan, The Gold Rush and Wall Street.

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