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The Hamburg Festival celebrates in 21st edition

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- New talents and experienced directors, confirmed successes and discoveries, European cinema in the spotlight: Hamburg goes all out

The Hamburg Festival celebrates in 21st edition

The Hamburg International Film Festival, an event directed by Albert Wiederspiel, which is first and foremost for the public and offers the latter 140 features each year, yesterday began its 21st edition with the screening of the film from Quebec, Gabrielle by Louise Archambault, which is one of 13 films in the Francophone Voilà! selection, alongside Venus in Fur [+see also:
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interview: Roman Polanski
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by Roman Polanski, Young and Beautiful [+see also:
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interview: François Ozon
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by François Ozon, La tendresse [+see also:
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interview: Marion Hänsel
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by Marion Hänsel, La Bataille De Solférino [+see also:
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by Justine Triet, 2 Autumns 3 Winters [+see also:
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by Sébastien Betbeder and Au bord du monde [+see also:
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by Claus Drexel.

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The main section of the festival, Agenda 13, contains 44 films representing 29 countries, including the selections from Cannes Only Lovers Left Alive [+see also:
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by Jim Jarmusch (which will be screened during the final awards ceremony, the film’s actress, Tilda Swinton, having this year been chosen to receive the Douglas Sirk Prize, which honours remarkable contributions to world cinema), Borgman [+see also:
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interview: Alex van Varmerdam
interview: Reinout Scholten van Aschat
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by Alex van Warmerdam and My Sweet Pepper Land [+see also:
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by Hiner Saleem, the triptych Portuguese production 3x3D [+see also:
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by Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway and Edgar Pêra, the romantic comedy August Fools [+see also:
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by Taru Mäkelä with Kati Outinen, the Croatio-Slovenian comedy about old age Good To Go [+see also:
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interview: Matevž Luzar (Good To Go)
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by Matevž Luzar, the selected film from Venice Julia [+see also:
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interview: J. Jackie Baier
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by J.Jackie Baier, the German-Norwegian underwater drama Pionieer [+see also:
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by Erik Skjoldbjærg, the Danish success Sex, Drugs and Taxation [+see also:
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by Christoffer Boe, the Bosnian bourgeois story With Mom by Faruk Loncarevic, and the intriguing and experimental Swedish film The Reunion [+see also:
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by Anna Odell.

Like every year, Hamburg is also putting the spotlight on cinema form northern Europe in the Northern Lights section, which mainly focuses on German cinema with 11 films, including one that created the most divided reactions in Cannes, Tore tanzt [+see also:
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by Katrin Gebbe. The category Vitrina, a link between Europe and Latin America, contains 13 features. As for Eurovisuell, it brings six European films to the public that worked very well in their country. Other sections look at Iranian cinema, Asian films and links between cinema and literature.

For the fourth time, Hamburg also presents the responsible section Three Colours Green and for the eleventh time, children will be able to enjoy 16 films in the Michel section.

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(Translated from French)

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