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Premiers Plans uncovers the future of European cinema

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Premiers Plans uncovers the future of European cinema

In the past, it has revealed the talented Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Danny Boyle, Arnaud Desplechin, François Ozon, and Fatih Akin. Today, the Angers’ Premiers Plans Film Festival launched its 24th edition with a promising new programme. A jury headed by French director Christophe Honoré and composed of Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev among others, will select the winner among the eight feature films competing in this high-calibre European competition.

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In the competition feature Oslo, 31st August [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Joachim Trier
film profile
]
by Norwegian director Joachim Trier (shown for the first time at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and today in the line-up at Sundance), Abrir puertas y ventanas [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Milagros Mumenthaler
film profile
]
(photo) by Milagros Mumenthaler (Golden leopard at Locarno – Switzerland-Argentina-Switzerland-Netherlands co-production), and five discoveries from Venice 2011: the surprising animation film Aloïs Nebel [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Czech director Tomáš Lunák (his country’s candidate for the Oscar 2012 for best foreign film), the long Spanish Eva [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Kike Maillo (review - 12 nominations at the Goya 2012), La Terre outragée [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Michale Boganim (article - Poland-Germany-France co-production), The Invader [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
by Belgian director Nicolas Provost and the award-winning Twilight Portrait by Russian director Angelina Nikonova (voir l’interview-vidéo). Also in the competition is Courage by Polish director Greg Zglinski (article).

French entries this year include L’âge atomique by Héléna Klotz (selected for the Panorama of the next Berlinale), Le paradis des bêtes by Estelle Larrivaz (article, Franco-Maroccan co-production Sur la planche [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Leïla Kilani (featured at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes), and Rue des cités by the duo Carine May and Hakim Zouhani.

Also worth noting in the festival’s impressive line-up are Finisterrae [+see also:
interview: Sergio Caballero
film profile
]
by Spanish director Sergio Caballero (winner in Rotterdam - read the review), Franco-Italian-Belgian co-production L’été de Giacomo [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Alessandro Comodin (news), Nana [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Valérie Massadian, and Bovines by Emmanuel Gras in the Free Forms section.

Premiers Plans 2011 will kick off with Sport de filles [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Patricia Mazuy (article) and close with 38 Témoins [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Lucas Belvaux (article). The festival, to include hommages to Jean-Luc Godard, Alan Clarke et Jacques Gamblin, will run until January 29.

(Translated from French)

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