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12 European films in the running at Viareggio’s Europacinema

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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.

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The films in competition are: Apnea by Aris Bafaloukas (Greece), Eighty letters by Vaclav Kadrnka (Czech Republic), My best enemy [+see also:
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by Wolfgang Murnberger (Austria), Heading west [+see also:
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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:
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by Selim Gunes (Turkey), Joanna [+see also:
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by Feliks Falk (Poland), Rewind by P.J.Dillon (Ireland), Les mains libres [+see also:
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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:
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interview: Lech Majewski
film profile
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. 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.

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(Translated from Italian)

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