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Tomorrow's directors shine at Titanic

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- A beautiful line-up in Budapest for the 19th edition of an event to include a high-calibre competition and a focus on Spain

Tomorrow's directors shine at Titanic

Today in Budapest, the 19th edition of the Titanic Film Festival kicked off. The festival is to be held until April 21 at the Urania National Film Theatre, in the Toldi, Kino, and Örökmozgó cinemas, but also for the first time on the A38 Boat.

Among the seven films in the livne-up for a high quality competition are five European co-productions : Clip [+see also:
film review
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interview: Maja Milos
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by Serbian director Maja Milos (who won at the beginning of the year in Rotterdam), Oslo, August 31st [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Joachim Trier
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by Norwegian director Joachim Trier (applauded worldwide since its international premiere at Cannes' Directors' Fortnight in 2011), Nana [+see also:
trailer
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by French director Valérie Massadian (best debut film last year in Locarno), the fascinating Play [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ruben Östlund
interview: Ruben Ostlund
film profile
]
by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund (another attraction at the Directors' Fortnight in 2011), and Austrian-German co-production The Wall [+see also:
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by Julian Roman Pölsler (discovered in the Panorama Special section at the 2012 Berlinale). The jury is made up of Hungarian director Agnes Kocsis, of her fellow-countrymen, producer Andras Muhi, and Polish film festival director Stefan Laudy.

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After Ireland last year, Titanic this year has chosen to focus on Spanish production through five films: Anything you Want [+see also:
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by Achero Mañas, Catalunya Über Alles! [+see also:
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by Ramon Térmens, documentary Garbo: The Spy by Edmon Roch, Half of Oscar [+see also:
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making of
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by Manuel Martín Cuenca, and The Perfect Stranger by Toni Bestard.

The festival will also include its traditional Northern Lights section with Danish films Those Who Kill - Shadow of the Past [+see also:
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by Birger Larsen and ID:A [+see also:
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by Christian E. Christiansen, Indebted by Márton Jelinkó from Finland, The Troll Hunter [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andre Øvredal
film profile
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by Norwegian director André Øvredal, Pure [+see also:
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film profile
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by Swedish director Lisa Langseth, and Undercurrent by Icelandic director Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson.

The festival's rich programme includes the French Shoals selection featuring, among others, 17 Girls [+see also:
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by Delphine and Muriel Coulin and Rebellion [+see also:
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by Mathieu Kassovitz, and the It's Complicated section featuring the British film Brillant Love by Ashley Korner, Hasta la vista [+see also:
trailer
interview: Geoffrey Enthoven
film profile
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by the Belgian Geoffrey Enthoven, Fear of Falling by Polish director Bartosz Konopka, Irish-Finnish co-production Parked [+see also:
trailer
interview: Darragh Byrne
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by Darragh Byrne, Sensation by Irish director Tom Hall, and Sleeping Sickness by German director Ulrich Köhler.

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(Translated from French)

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