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Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Andreas Dresen honoured in La Rochelle

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- Nearly 250 films are scheduled to be screened from June 28th to July 8th, as well as tributes to Jose Luis Guerin and Eddy Honigmann

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Andreas Dresen honoured in La Rochelle

Whilst the Festival Paris Cinéma (read the article) begins this Friday in the capital, provincial France is also spoiled in terms of cinephilia with the 41st International Film Festival of La Rochelle, which also begins today with a very rich programme of almost 250 films to be screened until July 8th.

The event organized by the town in the Charente-Maritime region notably proposes a tribute to French actress and director of Italian origin Valeria Bruni Tedeschi with, amongst others, her last opus discovered in competition in Cannes, A Castle in Italy [+see also:
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interview: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
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 (read the review and interview).

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The Festival of la Rochelle will also pay tribute to German filmmaker Andreas Dresen who made it internationally with feature films such as WillenbrockGrill Point [+see also:
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and the two movies selected in 2008 and 2011 (and a winner for the second) in Un Certain Regard in CannesCloud Nine [+see also:
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 and Stopped On Track
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Other tributes are also worth mentioning such as those dedicated to Spanish director Jose Luis Guerin (En construcción, In the City of Sylvia), a major figure of the Catalan avant-garde, and Dutch documentary filmmaker of Peruvian origin Eddy Honigmann.

In the Ici et Ailleurs section, about forty films will be presented, including 12 European productions straight from the Cannes Film Festival: Michael Kohlhaas [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud des Pallières
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 by Arnaud des Pallières (read the review and watch the video interview), Grisgris [+see also:
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 by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (review), Grand Central [+see also:
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interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
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 by Rebecca Zlotowski (review), Suzanne [+see also:
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interview: Katell Quillévéré
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 by Katell Quillévéré (review and video interview), Tip Top [+see also:
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interview: Serge Bozon
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]
 by Serge Bozon (review and video interview), La Bataille de Solférino by Justine Triet, Henri [+see also:
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interview: Yolande Moreau
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]
 by Belgian director Yolande Moreau (review), The Dance of Reality [+see also:
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 by Alejandro Jodorowsky (review) and Salvo [+see also:
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interview: Fabio Grassadonia and Anton…
interview: Sara Serraiocco
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]
 by Italian duo Fabio Grassadonia - Antonio Piazza, as well as the documentaries The Missing Picture [+see also:
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 by Rithy Panh, L’Escale [+see also:
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 by Kaveh Bakhtiari (review) and Le Dernier des injustes by Claude Lanzmann.

In the same programme, it is also worth noting amongst others La Vie domestique [+see also:
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 (article) by French director Isabelle Czajka, Le Prochain film by her compatriot René Féret, The Broken Circle Breakdown [+see also:
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interview: Felix van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
film profile
]
 by Belgian director Felix Van GroeningenPretty Butterflies [+see also:
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by Italian director Salvatore Mereu (interview), Circles [+see also:
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interview: Nikola Rakocevic
interview: Srdan Golubovic
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]
 by Serbian director Srdan Golubovic, Meteora [+see also:
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 by Greek director Spiros Stathoulopoulos (review), Layla [+see also:
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 by German director Pia Marais (review), Watchtower by Turkish director Pelin Esmer and My Dog Killer [+see also:
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]
 by Slovakian director Mira Fornay (interview).

(Translated from French)

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