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FESTIVALS Germany

Hamburg fest rolls on

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The 18th Hamburg International Film Festival, which opened on September 30 with Gainsbourg and will run until October 9, is in full swing. Besides the film screenings in its 13 sections, the festival is also hosting meetings and other events.

Among the different sections is "Agenda 2010", which offers a panorama of recent world cinema in a line-up of about 50 films. These include Romanian title Tuesday, After Christmas [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Radu Muntean
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, remarkable Spanish film Buried [+see also:
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interview: Rodrigo Cortés
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, 50/50 (Poland), At Ellen's Age [+see also:
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film profile
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(Germany), A Serbian Film, acclaimed Danish documentary Armadillo [+see also:
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interview: Janus Metz, director of Arm…
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and Stephen Frears’s latest Tamara Drewe [+see also:
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interview: Stephen Frears
film profile
]
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The "Vitrina" section focuses on Spanish and Portuguese-language films, while the "Voilà" sidebar is dedicated to Francophone cinema. “Eurovisuell" showcases European box office hits, from among which the audience will pick its favourite.

The "Strawberry Fields" section has been organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Beatles concert in Hamburg. Meanwhile, "Michel" is dedicated to children’s films.

Today’s screenings include Paolo Virzì’s The First Beautiful Thing [+see also:
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, Manoel de Oliveira’s The Strange Case of Angelica [+see also:
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and Friðrik Þór Friðriksson’s Mamma Gógó.

(Translated from French)

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