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Segovia’s SÉ_CINE fires the starting pistol

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- The 15th Segovia Film Festival begins on 17 November and will showcase 69 titles, including the award-winning Happening by Audrey Diwan

Segovia’s SÉ_CINE fires the starting pistol
Happening by Audrey Diwan

The 15th Segovia Film Festival SÉ_CINE, which will unspool until 23 November and comprises 69 productions, kicks off today, Wednesday 17 November, with a screening of Audrey Diwan’s French production Happening [+see also:
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, which won the Golden Lion at Venice this year. This title is one of the 30 movies that make up the Official Section, and which exemplify works that have a hard time making their way to theatres. In this way, the festival is achieving one of its fundamental objectives that it has had ever since its creation under the name of MUCES, 14 years ago.

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Furthermore, during the next few days, myriad European titles will get an airing, such as the winner of the Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlinale, Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn [+see also:
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 by Romania’s Radu Jude; the acclaimed Compartment No. 6 [+see also:
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 by Finland’s Juho Kuosmanen; What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? [+see also:
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 by Georgia’s Alexandre Koberidze; the winner of the Audience Award for Best European Film at the most recent San Sebastián Film Festival, Between Two Worlds [+see also:
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by Emmanuel Carrère (who was recently given the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature), which stars a cast headed up by the ever-excellent Juliette Binoche; Paris, 13th District [+see also:
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 by Jacques Audiard, which was co-written by Céline Sciamma, who is also present as the director of Petite Maman [+see also:
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, winner of the Audience Award at San Sebastián; and The Worst Person in the World [+see also:
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by great auteur Joachim Trier, which scooped the Best Actress gong at Cannes, and both the FIPRESCI Award and the Youth Jury Award at the Seminci.

Also due to be screened are Malmkrog [+see also:
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 by Cristi Puiu (Best Director Award at Berlin in 2020 and Best Film at Seville that same year); The Big Hit by Emmanuel Courcol (Best European Comedy at the most recent European Film Awards); the latest outing by Gaspar NoéVortex [+see also:
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; and the freshest offering by François OzonEverything Went Fine [+see also:
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.

In addition, visitors to Segovia over the next few days will be able to enjoy Last Film Show by Pan Nalin, which recently snagged the Golden Spike at the Seminci and is an unabashed love letter to the seventh art; and Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash [+see also:
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by Indonesian director Edwin, crowned with the Best Film Award at Locarno. Also standing out are Asghar Farhadi with A Hero [+see also:
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(a film that is set to represent Iran at the Oscars) and Memoria [+see also:
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(Jury Prize at Cannes) by Thai maestro Apichatpong Weerasethakul, starring Tilda Swinton.

In the Spanish Version section, dedicated to the most recent and relevant films produced in Spain, there will be showings of works such as the feature-length directorial debut by screenwriter Clara RoquetLibertad [+see also:
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, and The Odd-Job Men [+see also:
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by Neus Ballús, winner of the Silver Spike and the Audience Award at the Seminci, who will be present in person in Segovia to have a chat with the audience on 22 November, together with the writer of this article.

Also on show will be the latest film by Agustí VillarongaThe Belly of the Sea [+see also:
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(which won big at Málaga), and Out of Sync [+see also:
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interview: Juanjo Giménez
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 by Juanjo Giménez, toplined by the tremendous Marta Nieto. In addition, around a dozen highly interesting documentaries will be on offer, reflecting different perspectives on, and conflicts in, reality (such as Who’s Stopping Us [+see also:
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, the new outing by Jonás Trueba), at a gathering that is intent on helping film to reclaim its rightful place and Segovia to keep its film festival up and running.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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