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VENICE 2011

Cineuropa hits Venice for 68th Mostra

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Cineuropa hits Venice for 68th Mostra

As every year, the Cineuropa team is covering the Venice International Film Festival. Until September 11, 2011, our journalists will be attending screenings of the European films in all the competitions and categories, to report on the presence of European cinema which is once again very strong at this 68th edition of the festival.

Every day you can read the column written by Vittoria Scarpa, our special correspondent in the Venice Days section, as well as the pieces by our journalists covering the official competition with eagerly-awaited titles including Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Chicken With Plums [+see also:
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, Terraferma [+see also:
film review
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interview: Emanuele Crialese
interview: Emanuele Crialese
film profile
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by Emanuele Crialese (who turned down the closing slot at the Cannes Film Festival for a screening here in Venice), David Cronenberg’s German/Canadian co-production A Dangerous Method [+see also:
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interview: The team of A Dangerous Met…
film profile
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, Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights [+see also:
film review
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interview: Andrea Arnold
film profile
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and Roman Polanski’s Carnage [+see also:
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, among others.

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Out of competition, we’ll also be taking an interest in the European presence with Madonna’s UK production W.E. [+see also:
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interview: Madonna
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and French film partially shot in Belgium A Lost Son [+see also:
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by Philippe Faucon. Out of competition, Belgium is in the spotlight again with Chantal Akerman’s new film, Almayer’s Folly [+see also:
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film profile
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, which is also co-produced by France.

This year, we’ll also take a look at the International Critics’ Week which offers an almost entirely European selection and we’ll complete our coverage with a few films from the Controcampo Italiano and Horizons sections, the eagerly awaited events including the homage to director Marco Bellochio (who will be in attendance), and numerous meetings with the directors and producers who have come to present their films.

As an official partner of Venice Days, Cineuropa has organised and will supervise a Storify — this means an interactive blog based mainly on the social networks — whose content will be provided by 27 young film enthusiasts from the 27 Times Cinema programme. This is an initiative organised by the European Parliament’s LUX Prize in partnership with Venice Days, Cineuropa and the exhibitors network Europa Cinemas. These 27 representatives from the EU member countries will have the task of reporting on their experiences during the festival. Written columns, photos, videos, as well as comments, quotes and reflections gleaned at the heart of the Mostra will be the subject of debates with professionals and a continuous account on the Storify which you’re invited to discover at this web address:www.cineuropa.org/27-times-cinema-live-from-venice.

Everyone agrees with us that the 68th Venice International Film Festival promises to be outstanding in terms of quality. We can bet that the proudest representatives of our industry will succeed in giving us an unforgettable experience at the heart of the most prestigious festival in the world.


You can see the full list of films presented at the Mostra here.

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(Translated from French)

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