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Cinema of the future in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

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- 8th edition from 4 to 10 October for the International Festival of the Basque seaside town with, in particular, a competition of ten titles where the Golden Lion Happening shines

Cinema of the future in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Happening by Audrey Diwan

Aurélie Saada's Rose [+see also:
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, discovered this summer on the Piazza Grande in Locarno with Françoise Fabian in the lead role (and to be distributed by Apollo Films in French cinemas on 8 December), will open the 8th Saint-Jean-de-Luz International Film Festival today.

The feature film is in competition in the Basque city with nine other titles, including the Venetian Golden Lion winner Happening [+see also:
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by Audrey Diwan (released on 24 November via Wild Bunch Distribution). Also in the running are Little Lesson of Love by Ève Deboise, Une mère by Sylvie Audcoeur (article), Sentinelle sud by Mathieu Gérault (article), Madly in Life [+see also:
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by the Belgian duo Ann Sirot - Raphaël Balboni (release on 10 November via Arizona Distribution), Luzzu [+see also:
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by Maltese Alex Camilleri (Sundance Film Festival award winner - release on 8 December by Epicentre Films), Apples [+see also:
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by Greek Christos Nikou (discovered at Venice - release on 26 January via Bodega Films), the Canadian production Souterrain by Sophie Dupuis and Ballad of a White Cow [+see also:
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by Iranians Maryam Moghadam and Behtash Sanaeeha. Ten contenders who will be evaluated by the filmmaker Thierry Klifa (supported by the actresses Florence Loiret Caille, Lolita Chammah and Nadège Beausson-Diagne, and by the producer Christophe Rossignon).

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Of note out of competition are Schoolgirls [+see also:
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 by Spanish director Pilar Palomero (to be released in France on 27 October via Epicentre Films), Marion Desseigne Ravel's Les meilleures (to be released on 2 March via Le Pacte) and six films discovered at Cannes: La Traviata, My Brothers and I [+see also:
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by Yohan Manca (out January 5 via Ad Vitam), Mi iubita mon amour [+see also:
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by Noémie Merlant, the documentary Above Water [+see also:
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by Aïssa Maïga (in theaters November 10 via Les Films du Losange), A Radiant Girl [+see also:
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by Sandrine Kiberlain (in theatres on 26 January 2022 via Ad Vitam), Suprêmes [+see also:
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by Audrey Estrougo (out on 24 November via Sony Pictures Releasing) and closing film The Heroics [+see also:
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by Maxime Roy (out on 20 October via Pyramide Distribution).


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(Translated from French by Manuela Lazic)

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