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Heroes and Antiheroes at L’Europe autour de l’Europe

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With over 60 recent and repertory films in the line-up, as well as a focus on Norwegian, Danish, Slovakian, Swiss and Hungarian cinema, the 6th L’Europe autour de l’Europe Festival will run in Paris from March 15-24 at the Entrepôt Cinema. The event, which will then continue until April 15 at the Filmothèque in the Latin Quarter and at Cinéma V4, in Pantin and different Cultural Centres and museums in Paris, this year revolves around the theme of “Heroes and Antiheroes”.

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Among the selected titles are Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó’s former Cannes competitor Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project [+see also:
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(whose screening will be attended by co-screenwriter Yvette Biro); and fellow Hungarian helmer Benedek Fliegauf’s Womb [+see also:
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, which was showcased at Locarno (see review) and Toronto, starring Eva Green.

Another highlight in the line-up is Radim Spacek’s dark thriller Walking Too Fast [+see also:
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, which triumphed this weekend at the Czech Lion Awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography). Other noteworthy titles are Nicola Lezaic’s Serbian/Dutch co-production Tilva Ros [+see also:
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(Best Film Award at the Sarajevo and Estoril festivals – see news); Polish director Jacek Borcuch’s All That I Love [+see also:
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(unveiled at last year’s Sundance and Poland’s entry for the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar – to be released in France on April 20 – see video interview); and Joonas Neuvonen’s Finnish documentary Reindeerspotting: Escape from Santaland (prize-winner at Locarno).

The festival will also give audiences the chance to re-watch films recently released in France, including Janus Metz’s outstanding Danish documentary Armadillo [+see also:
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(Grand Prize in Cannes Critics’ Week 2010); German director Benjamin Heisenberg’s previous Berlin contender The Robber [+see also:
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; and Eastern Drift [+see also:
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by Lithuania’s Sharunas Bartas (see video interview).

Finally, L’Europe autour de l’Europe has chosen as its guest of honour Eugène Green, whose latest work The Portuguese Nun [+see also:
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will be screened, among others.

(Translated from French)

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