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Mika Kaurismaki to close 20th Tromso Fest

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Mika Kaurismaki to close 20th Tromso Fest

The 20th edition of Norway’s biggest international film event, the Tromsö International Film Festival, will open on January 18 with Valery Todorovsky’s Hipsters and close on January 24 with Mika Kaurismaki’s lastest, The House of Branching Love [+see also:
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The competition for the main €10,000 Aurora Award, which will be given to the winner’s Norwegian distributor, includes Jacques Rivette’s Around a Small Mountain [+see also:
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, Maren Ade’s Everyone Else [+see also:
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, Bruno Dumont’s Hadewijch [+see also:
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, Peter Strickland’s Katalin Varga [+see also:
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, Andrey Krzhanovsky’s Room and a Half, Aleksei Mizgiryov’s Tambourine, Drum, Anno Saul’s The Door [+see also:
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, Richard Linklater’s Me and Orson Welles [+see also:
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and Shahram Alidi’s Whisper with the Wind.

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Sidebars include Horizon East, of Finnish films such as Jaak Kilmi’s lauded documentary Disco and Atomic War [+see also:
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. The 20th Anniversary Retrospective will present most popular films from the past festivals, such as Rolf de Heer’s Bad Boy Bubby, Abdel Kechiche’s Blame it on Voltaire and Knut Erik Jensen’s Stella Polaris. French director Claire Denis will enjoy a retrospective of her work.

The Horizons programme will feature hits such as Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet [+see also:
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, Tom Ford’s A Single Man, Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank [+see also:
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, David Guggenheim’s It Might Get Loud, John Hillcoat’s The Road, Shirin Neshat’s Women Without Men [+see also:
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and Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart.

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