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A 5 star cast for Les Arcs

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- Becoming more attractive each year, the European Film Festival of Les Arcs unveiled its 5th edition’s very enticing programme

A 5 star cast for Les Arcs

The European Film Festival des Arcs imposed itself as an essential meeting point for professionals of the Old Continent and the programme of the 5th edition (December 14-21, 2013), unveiled yesterday in Paris, is yet another brilliant demonstration of this reputation.

Selected by the artistic director Frédéric Boyer, the 12 titles competing for the Cristal Arrow include films by experienced directors such as Ida [+see also:
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interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
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by Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski (who recently won in London), We Are the Best [+see also:
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by Swedish director Lukas Moodysson (an attraction of the Orizzonti section in Venice), Those Happy Years [+see also:
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interview: Daniele Luchetti
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by Italian filmmaker Daniele Luchetti and For those Who Can Tell No Tales [+see also:
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by Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic who will also receive the new prize "Woman of Cinema".

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Other renowned filmmakers will also be competing with films already noticed throughout their careers in great international events: The Notebook [+see also:
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interview: Janos Szász
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by Hungarian director Janos Szasz (winner in Karlovy Vary), Cannibal [+see also:
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interview: Manuel Martín Cuenca
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by Spanish filmmaker Manuel Martin Cuenca, Starred Up [+see also:
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interview: David Mackenzie
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by British director David MacKenzie, Love is the Perfect Crime by French duo Arnaud et Jean-Marie Larrieu (news) and the documentary L'expérience Blocher [+see also:
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by Swiss director Jean-Stéphane Bron.

Finally, the competition will open to the future with Icelandic discovery Of Horses and Men [+see also:
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interview: Benedikt Erlingsson
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by Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson (article – winner of the section "New directors "in San Sebastian), Class Enemy [+see also:
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interview: Rok Biček
interview: Rok Bicek
interview: Rok Bicek
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by promising Slovenian director Rok Bicek and I Am Yours [+see also:
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by Norwegian filmmaker Iram Haq.

In the Panorama section, the Festival des Arcs will propose amongst others 8-Ball [+see also:
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interview: Aku Louhimies
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by Finnish director Aku Louhimies (watch the video interview), Latvian feature Mother, I Love You [+see also:
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by Janis Nords (news), Crossing Boundaries [+see also:
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by Austrian filmmaker Florian Flicker and Slovak-Czech coproduction My Dog Killer [+see also:
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by Mira Fornay (article).

The programme is completed by a focus on cinema from ex-Yugoslavian countries and a dozen avant-premieres including Walesa. Man of Hope [+see also:
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by Polish director Andrzej Wajda (news), Les âmes de papier [+see also:
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interview: Vincent Lannoo
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by Belgian filmmaker Vincent Lanoo, Longwave [+see also:
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interview: Lionel Baier
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by Swiss director Lionel Baier, the thriller Pioneer [+see also:
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by Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjaeg, Mr Morgan's Last Love [+see also:
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by German filmmaker Sandra Nettelbeck, Philomena [+see also:
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interview: Stephen Frears
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by British director Stephen Frears and three films by French directors: A Promise [+see also:
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by Patrice Leconte, The Finishers by Nils Tavernier (article) and Going Away by Nicole Garcia (article), which will close the festival.

The professional side of the Festival des Arcs will also be particularly dense with 27 projects at the Coproduction Village (from 250 candidates received this year!), 12 films in the Work in Progress section and the DIRE days (Distributeurs Indépendants Réunis Européens), so many events whose details will soon be unveiled).

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(Translated from French)

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