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TORINO 2018

Noir, comedies and varied themes at Torino Film Festival

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- Among the films in the programme of the 36th TFF (23 November-1 December) are Nanni Moretti's documentary about the coup in Chile and Valerio Mastandrea's directorial debut

Noir, comedies and varied themes at Torino Film Festival
Ride by Valerio Mastandrea

The 36th edition of Torino Film Festival scheduled to run from 23 November to 1 December – will open with Jason Reitman's The Front Runner, about the sexual scandal that overwhelmed the American presidential candidate Gary Hart, and will close with Nanni Moretti's documentary about the coup in Chile, Santiago, Italia [+see also:
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(read the news here). A total of 133 features, including 34 world premieres and 23 international premieres, have been programmed by the director Emanuela Martini, currently in her fifth year. "A lot of European films, a varied and diverse mix, both in terms of theme and style, with numerous noir and comedy films," specified Martini during the programme presentation in Rome yesterday, which also includes 15 first and second features (and a third opera), and will be hosting, as usual, the broad Festa Mobile section, dedicated to Italian and international documentaries, and the experimental Onde section and somewhat darker After Hours section.

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Among the films in the Torino 36 competition are the directorial debut by the popular actor Valerio Mastandrea, Ride [+see also:
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, a bewildering drama on the theme of mourning that promises both laughter and emotion, The Mover by the German director David Nawrath, a first feature with elements of noir and a lot of feeling, Head Above Water [+see also:
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, the directorial debut by the young French photographer Margaux Bonhomme, the Hungarian comedy Bad Poemsby Gábor Reisz on the impossibility of being happy, as well as 53 Wars [+see also:
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by the Polish director Ewa Bukowska, Angel [+see also:
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by the Austrian director Markus Schleinzer, the Danish film The Guilty [+see also:
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by Gustav Möller and the rough Vulturesby Börkur Sigthórsson, which reveals the dark side of Icelandic society.

There are numerous Italian films in the Festa Mobile section, including The Man Who Stole Banksy [+see also:
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by Marco Proserpio, Wherever You Are [+see also:
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by Bonifacio Angius, the story of unrequited love, halfway between a mélo and a road movie, Bulli e pupe by Steve Della Casa and Chiara Ronchini, a biographical documentary post-World War II Italy told through images and Sex Story by Cristina Comencini and Roberto Moroni, which focuses on the evolution of images of women, from the 50s to the present, using Italian TV footage. In the same section is Colette [+see also:
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by Wash Westmoreland, starring Keira Knightley, Dovlatov [+see also:
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by Aleksey German Jr. (winner of the Silver Bear at Berlin), the entertaining Papi Chulo [+see also:
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by John Butler, Ulysses & Mona [+see also:
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by Sébastien Betbeder and The White Crow [+see also:
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by Ralph Fiennes, about the great Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. The TorinoFilmLab selection includes the new film by the Hungarian director György Pálfi, His Master's Voice [+see also:
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and the Italian director Duccio Chiarini’s The Guest [+see also:
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The director Pupi Avati – this edition's "guest director" – will curate the Unforgettables section, with a selection of films related to jazz-swing music. While the After Hours section will be screening Unthinkable, the catastrophic thriller by the Swedish collective Crazy Pictures, L'ultima notte by Francesco Barozzi – an oppressive and unhealthy horror film that starts with a crime story – and In Fabric [+see also:
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by Peter Strickland, whose protagonist is a "killer" in a red dress. 

The Torino 36 competition jury is chaired by the Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke and is composed of the producer Marta Donzelli (Italy), the directors Miguel Gomes (Portugal) and Andreas Prochaska (Austria), and the founder of IMDb Col Needham. This year's Torino Grand Prix goes to the iconic actor Jean-Pierre Léaud.

(Translated from Italian)

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