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BERLINALE 2014 France

French production on all fronts in Berlin

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French production on all fronts in Berlin
With 31 feature films produced or co-produced in the various sections of the Festival, France demontsrates its diversity and open-mindedness

The diversity of French production will once again be honoured at the 64th Berlinale starting today, for both its artistic aspects in the various sections of the event and in the purely business sector of the European Film Market (see the news line-up in the Storify Spécial Berlin).

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In addition to the two majority French productions (signed Alain Resnais and Rachid Bouchareb) and four minority co-productions (directed by Benjamin Naishtat, Claudia Llosa and Lou Ye, not forgetting Station of the Cross [+see also:
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by Dietrich Brüggemann, financed by ARTE) in the running for the Golden Bear (article), the official selection includes out of competition Beauty and the Beast [+see also:
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by Christophe Gans and the long version of Nymphomaniac [+see also:
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by Danish director Lars von Trier (co-produced by Slot Machine).

On the programme of the Berlinale Special we find In the Courtyard [+see also:
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by Pierre Salvadori (article), the French-German co-production Diplomacy [+see also:
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by Volker Schlöndorff (article), the British-French feature The Two Faces of January [+see also:
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by Hossein Amini, and theFrench-Austrian documentary We Come As Friends [+see also:
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by Hubert Sauper.

In the Panorama, Yves Saint Laurent [+see also:
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by Jalil Lespert stands out (and opens the section), together with If You Don't, I Will [+see also:
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by Sophie Fillières (article), the documentary Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? [+see also:
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by Michel Gondry (a member of this year's jury for the official competition), Journey to the West [+see also:
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by Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang, and Brides by Georgian director Tinatin Kajrishvili (co-produced by Ad Astra Films), not forgetting in the Panorama Dokumente, the Italian-American-French co-production Natural Resistance by Jonathan Nossiter (co-production Les Films du Rat).

Selections in the Forum section include Scrap Yard [+see also:
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by Nadège Trebal, The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq [+see also:
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by Guillaume Nicloux, the French-Swiss co-production Iranian [+see also:
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by Mehran Tamadon (produced by L'Atelier documentaire) and 40 Days of Silence [+see also:
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by Saodat Ismailova (produced by Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, the Netherlands, Germany and France via Petit Films).

On the Generation programme, three French animation titles stand out: Wolfy, the Incredible Secret [+see also:
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by Grégoire Solotareff and Éric Omond, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart [+see also:
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by duo Mathias Malzieu - Stéphane Berla, and Aunt Hilda! [+see also:
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by Jacques-Rémy Girerd and Benoît Chieux. Four minority co-productions are also on the agenda: Atlántida [+see also:
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by Argentinian director Inés María Barrionuevo (Tu Vas Voir Productions), Natural Sciences [+see also:
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by her compatriot Matías Lucchesi (Metaluna Productions), South Is Nothing [+see also:
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interview: Miriam Karlkvist
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by Italian director Fabio Mollo (Madakal), and Come to My Voice by Turkish director Hüseyin Karabey (EZ Films). Finally, the Berlinale Culinary Cinema section will propose The Food Guide to Love [+see also:
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by Dominic Harari and Teresa de Pelegri (co-produced by Haut et Court with Spain and Ireland) and the French-American title 3 Acres in Detroit by Nora Mandray.

(Translated from French)

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