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Göteborg unveils programme of 33rd edition

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Göteborg unveils programme of 33rd edition

The 33rd Göteborg International Film Festival (GIFF) will kick off on January 29 with the Swedish documentary The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González (Plattform Produktion) and end on February 7 with The Temptation of St. Tony [+see also:
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by acclaimed Estonian filmmaker Veiko Õunpuu.

As many as 450 films from 78 countries will screen across 21 sections during the nine-day event. For artistic director Marit Kapla, the three key words for this year’s GIFF are Africa, India (Beyond Bollywood cinema) and Sharing, that is, “sharing each other’s reality”. European filmmakers who will be on hand to share their knowledge at master-classes include filmmakers Goran Paskaljevic, Jessica Hausner, Claire Denis and Sally Potter.

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In the main Nordic Film competition programme, The Extraordinary Ordinary Life by Fredrik Egerstrand and Mikel Cee Karlsson will run against seven other Nordic films: from Denmark, Nicolo Donato's Brotherhood [+see also:
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Interview Nicolo Donato [IT]
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and R by Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer; Zaida Bergroth's Last Cowboy Standing [+see also:
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(Finland), Dagur Kári's The Good Heart [+see also:
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(Iceland); The Angel [+see also:
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by Margreth Olin and Upperdog [+see also:
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by Sara Johnsen, both from Norway; and Babak Najafi's Sebbe [+see also:
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(Sweden).

In the second most important competition programme, eight striking directorial debuts will vie for the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, including Tom Ford’s A Single Man (US), Maren Ade’s Everyone Else [+see also:
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interview: Maren Ade
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(Germany), Martin Zandvliet’s Applause [+see also:
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interview: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
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(Denmark) and Esther RotsCan Go Through Skin [+see also:
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.

Three Swedish producers have been shortlisted for the Lorens Producer of the Year Award and its SEK 500,000 (€49,000) cash prize: Helena Danielsson (A Rational Solution [+see also:
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interview: Jörgen Bergmark
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), Kristina Åberg (Metropia [+see also:
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, Videocracy [+see also:
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) and Anders Landström (Glowing Stars [+see also:
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). The winner will be announced during the Dragon Awards ceremony on February 6.

Over 200 international film professionals will attend the parallel Nordic Film Market from February 4-7.

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