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Declaration of War, She Monkeys play Paris Cinéma

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Declaration of War, She Monkeys play Paris Cinéma

Partly unveiled yesterday, the line-up for the 9th Paris Cinéma Festival (July 2-13) includes eight titles in international competition.

Highlights are French director Valérie Donzelli’s exhilarating Declaration of War [+see also:
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(which caused a stir at the recent Cannes Critics’ Week: see review) and Swedish helmer Lisa Aschan’s She Monkeys [+see also:
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, which was crowned Best Nordic Film at Gothenburg Film Festival and won acclaim last February in the Berlinale’s Generation 14Plus section (see review).

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Three European co-productions will also vie for honours: Paula Markovitch’s Mexican/French/Polish/German film The Prize [+see also:
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(Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement at Berlin); Leïla Kilani’s Moroccan/French/German flick On a Plank [+see also:
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(discovered in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight); and Mario Losier’s US/French movie The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye.

Paris Cinéma will open with an out-of-competition screening of Maïwenn’s Poliss [+see also:
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(Jury Prize at Cannes – see review and interview) and close with Dominik Moll’s The Monk (see news). It will also show about 40 films in French avant-premiere.

The Parisian festival will pay homage to Italian star Isabella Rossellini (centred around the avant-premiere of Julie Gavras’s Late Bloomers [+see also:
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); French actor Michael Lonsdale; French director Michel Ocelot (via a masterclass and a screening of Tales of the Night [+see also:
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); Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski (with a full retrospective of his works); Mexican cinema (including Gael Garcia Bernal); and 25 years of Pixar animation.

Last but not least, the festival will host the co-production platform Paris Project (July 4-7).

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(Translated from French)

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