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Zombies descend on the Noir in Festival

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- The 28th edition of the festival that combines cinema and literature will take place in Milan and Como from 3 to 9 December

Zombies descend on the Noir in Festival
Les Fauves by Vincent Mariette

The 28th edition of Noir in Festival will take place in Milan and Como from 3 to 9 December, directed by Giorgio Gosetti, Marina Fabbri and Gianni Canova (IULM delegate). Faithful to its editorial line, which has always merged cinema and literature, the 2018 Noir festival will be welcoming two sacred monsters: Joe Dante (Noir Career Award) and Jo Nesbø (Raymond Chandler Award). With at least four other events also standing out in the festival programme, such as an event with Dario Argento, Gianfranco Manfredi and other authoritative experts on "zombiology" to celebrate fifty years since the release of the founder-film The Night of the Living Dead by George A. Romero, a meeting with Katharina Kubrick on the anniversary of yet another masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey and a masterclass with Ning Ying, president of the cinema jury, the most famous Chinese female director and among the founders of the so-called "Sixth Generation.”

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Performances by Johnny Depp, father, and Lily-Rose Depp, daughter, will run in parallel in the two films that will open and close the official 2018 selection: Savage [+see also:
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by Vincent Mariette (international premiere) and City of Lies by Brad Furman. In competition there's also a high-calibre femme fatale played by Nicole Kidman in Destroyerby Karyn Kusama, while Anna Kendrick plays a perfect mother who turns out to be a detective in A Simple Favor by Paul Feig. There’s also a distance comparison between European and Latin American cinema this year, which sees the Argentinean film El Angel [+see also:
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by Luis Ortega among the Oscar favourites for Best Foreign Film and the Swedish film Border [+see also:
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interview: Ali Abbasi
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by Ali Abbasi running for the European Oscars – a story about drugs and feuds. Birds of Passage [+see also:
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confirms Ciro Guerra's talent, co-directed with Cristina Gallego, and finally, there’s the explosive and political cartoon film Black Is Beltza [+see also:
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by Fermín Muguruza (world premiere), which confirms the vitality of Basque cinema (awarded at Noir a year ago).

The six Italian finalist films for the Claudio Caligari Award, judged by the IULM students' popular jury, are Ride [+see also:
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, Una storia senza nome [+see also:
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, Boys Cry [+see also:
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interview: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo
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, On My Skin [+see also:
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, Breaths
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and Dogman [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Garrone
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. While in terms of TV series, the festival will be welcoming the world premiere of the new TV series Trapped, created by Baltasar Kormákur, and the return of the cult Canadian TV series Cardinal.

In Como, an industrial space will open in collaboration with AGICI (the Independent Cine-Audiovisual Industry Association), and with the support of the Istituto Luce - Cinecittà,. Two events will focus on deepening perspectives and methods of genre production, as well as the internationalisation of Italian products. While a special "window" will be dedicated to Italian Swiss co-productions, referencing successful films such as Italian Race [+see also:
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interview: Matilda De Angelis
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, and They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
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interview: Gabriele Mainetti
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. Finally, the festival will be hosting a "Producing genres in Italy" workshop, which will analyse how the audiovisual industry can offer content and models on an international level.

(Translated from Italian)

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