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Paolo Genovese and Bruno Dumont to attend Naples Film Festival

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- The 20th edition of the Neapolitan event will run from 24 September to 1 October, with six films by young European directors in competition and an exhibition on Spanish women and cinema

Paolo Genovese and Bruno Dumont to attend Naples Film Festival
Directors Paolo Genovese and Bruno Dumont

"A place to discover young talent and showcase quality cinema, which often fails to reach an Italian audience, especially Neapolitan viewers." This is Naples Film Festival in the words of its director Mario Violini. The Neapolitan event – which is celebrating its 20th edition and is scheduled to run from 24 September to 1 October – will host eight days of meetings with guests such as Paolo Genovese, director of the international success Perfect Strangers [+see also:
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, as well as screenings, conferences, five competitions with films from different countries,tributes to great directors and retrospectives. 

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The international Europe/Mediterranean competition will present six unreleased European films by young directors: Blue Queen by the Greek director Alexandros Sipsidis, Who Will Save the Roses? [+see also:
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 by the Italian director Cesare Furesi, Holy Air [+see also:
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by the Israeli director Shady Srour, The Swan [+see also:
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interview: Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
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by the Icelandic director Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, Elvis Walks Home [+see also:
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by the Albanian director Fatmir Koçi and In the Aisles [+see also:
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interview: Franz Rogowski
interview: Thomas Stuber
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by the German director Thomas Stuber. The jury deliberating on the Vesuvio Award consists of students from Federico II University, studying for degrees in music, cinema and performing arts, as well as theatre and film master’s degree students and students from film schools in Campania. 

Three exhibitions stand out at this year’s event. "Percorsi d’autore" is dedicated to Ingmar Bergman, Bruno Dumont (who will attend the festival) and Andrzei Wajda, whose most significant films will be screened. The "Gli invisibili" exhibition will showcase seven European quality films which have yet to reach the people of Campania due to a lack of distribution: Home Care [+see also:
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interview: Slávek Horák
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by  Slávek Horák (Czech Republic), Illegitimate [+see also:
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interview: Adrian Sitaru
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and The Fixer [+see also:
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interview: Adrian Sitaru
interview: Tudor Aaron Istodor
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by Adrian Sitaru (Romania), Safari [+see also:
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by Ulrich Seidl (Austria), Sámi Blood [+see also:
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interview: Amanda Kernell
interview: Lars Lindstrom
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by Amanda Kernell (Sweden), Summer 1993 [+see also:
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interview: Carla Simón
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by Carla Simón (Spain) and The Constitution [+see also:
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interview: Rajko Grlić
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 by Rajko Grlić (Croatia). Five films by women Spanish directors will also be screened under the heading "Spanish Women and Cinema": Most Beautiful Island [+see also:
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interview: Ana Asensio
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by Ana Asensio, The Olive Tree [+see also:
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interview: Icíar Bollaín
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by Icíar Bollaín, La noche que mi madre mató a mi padre [+see also:
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by Inés París, The Next Skin [+see also:
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interview: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta
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by Isa Campo and Isaki Lacuesta and We All Want What's Best for Her [+see also:
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by Mar Coll

Finally, five meetings and screenings are scheduled in the "Parole di Cinema" section, dedicated to high school students in Naples. Kicking things off is Kedi - La città dei gatti by Ceyda Torun, followed by Quanto basta [+see also:
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and a meeting with director Francesco Falaschi, Nato a Casal di Principe [+see also:
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by Bruno Oliviero, with the producer Amedeo Letizia and screenplay writer Massimiliano Virgilio, Easy [+see also:
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interview: Andrea Magnani
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with the director Andrea Magnani and Little Tito and the Aliens [+see also:
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interview: Paola Randi
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byPaola Randi, with the producer Maddalena Barbagallo and the two young protagonists Luca Esposito and Chiara Stella Riccio.

(Translated from Italian)

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