12 European films in the running at Viareggio’s Europacinema
Twelve European films, all national premieres, are taking part in the Europacinema 2011 festival’s competition, taking place in Viareggio from October 9-16.
It’s an edition that will also pay homage to Mario Monicelli by showing for the very first time, in collaboration with Bologna’s Cineteca, two 16mm films made by Monicelli - Il cuore rivelatore from 1934 and The Paul Street Boys from 1935 – as well as images from Pioggia d'Estate, a film which the director shot in Viareggio in 1936, when he was 21, under the pseudonym of Michele Badiek.
The films in competition are: Apnea by Aris Bafaloukas (Greece), Eighty letters by Vaclav Kadrnka (Czech Republic), My best enemy [+see also:
film profile] by Wolfgang Murnberger (Austria), Heading west [+see also:
film profile] by Nicole van Kilsdonk (Holland), Princess by Arto Halonen (Finland), Paper Birds by Emilio Aragon (Spain), Anarchy in Zimurnai by Saulius Drunga (Lithuania), White As Snow [+see also:
film profile] by Selim Gunes (Turkey), Joanna [+see also:
film profile] by Feliks Falk (Poland), Rewind by P.J.Dillon (Ireland), Les mains libres [+see also:
film profile] by Brigitte Sy (France) and Just Ines by Marcel Grant (UK).
New features of the festival include the Prize for Best European Film Out-of-Competition, awarded to Lech Majewsky for The Mill and The Cross [+see also:
interview: Lech Majewski
film profile]. Also to be awarded along with the Polish director, is Dutch actor Rutger Hauer who plays the role of the Flemish painter Pieter Bruguel in the film.
(Translated from Italian)
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