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The elite of young European filmmakers for Premiers Plans

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- In competition at the Angers festival, films signed Pichler, Milos, Voulgaris, Giovannesi, Negoescu, Prikler, Di Costanzo, Gerster and Covi-Frimmel

The elite of young European filmmakers for Premiers Plans

The fascinating Blancanieves [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pablo Berger
film profile
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by Spanish director Pablo Berger (photo) will tonight open the 25th edition of the Premiers Plans Festival in Angers, presenting as usual the cream of young European filmmakers. A jury presided by movie-maker and actress Noémie Lvovsky will judge, among other things, the nine feature films in this high-level competition.

The candidates include Clip [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Maja Milos
film profile
]
 by Serbian director Maja Milos (last year's Tiger Award in Rotterdam), Ali ha gli Occhi Azzurri [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Claudio Giovannesi
film profile
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by Italian director Claudio Giovannesi (Special Jury Prize and Best Debut Film at the Rome Film Festival 2012), Oh Boy [+see also:
trailer
interview: Jan Ole Gerster
film profile
]
 by German director Jan Ole Gerster (winner of the New Talents prize in Munich and selected for the Karlovy Vary Festival), the long Austrian movie The Shine of Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rainer Frimmel
film profile
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from the  Tizza Covi – Rainer Frimmel duo (read the review and watch the interview video), Fine, Thanks by Matyas Prikler of Slovakia (shown in Work in Progress in Les Arcs in 2011), A.C.A.B. All Cats Are Brilliant by Greek director Constantina Voulgaris, and three films highly appreciated at the last Venice Film Festival: Eat Sleep Die [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: China Ahlander
interview: Gabriela Pichler
interview: Nermina Lukac
film profile
]
 by Gabriela Pichler of Sweden (Grand Prix in the Critics' Week – read the review and watch the interview video), The Interval [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Leonardo Di Costanzo
film profile
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by Italian director Leonardo Di Costanzo (interview) and A Month in Thailand [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paul Negoescu
film profile
]
by Paul Negoescu of Romania.

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French films in the running include Les Lendemains ("The Tomorrows") by Bénédicte Pagnot (article), Passer l’hiver (lit. "Passing the Winter") by Aurélia Barbet (article), I'm Not Dead [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Mehdi Ben Attia (selected for the Forum at the up-coming Berlinale – article), The Sinkholes [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Antoine Barraud (discovered in Locarno) and Casa Nostra by Nathan Nicholovitch.

Also worth keeping an eye on in the Free Forms section, Orleans [+see also:
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 by Virgil VernierLa dernière plaine by David Depesseville and Artémis, cœur d’artichaut by Hubert Viel, while the avant-première department features, among other things, Welcome to Argentina [+see also:
trailer
interview: Edouard Deluc
film profile
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directed by Edouard Deluc, Children of Sarajevo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Aida Begić
film profile
]
, prize-winner in Cannes by Bosnan director Aida Begic, the Romanian social comedy Of Snails and Men [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tudor Giurgiu
film profile
]
by Tudor Giurgiu and Ouf by Yann Coridian.

The 2013 edition of Premiers Plans will pay special tribute to John Boorman, Marcello Mastroianni, Denis Lavant and Claude Miller. The festival will close with a screening of Wadjda [+see also:
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film profile
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 directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, a coproduction between Saudi Arabia and Germany which caused a sensation in Venice.

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