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The filmmakers of the ARP launch their European Season

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- Ahead of the European elections taking place in June, the French association organises events aimed at promoting European creative diversity and the place of culture within the whole of Europe

The filmmakers of the ARP launch their European Season
Green Border by Agnieszka Holland

On Monday 5 February, a screening in Paris of Green Border [+see also:
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directed by Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, who will be present to talk with the audience, will open La Saison européenne des Cinéastes (the European Season for Filmmakers) organised by ARP, the very influential French Civil Society of Authors-Directors-Producers, which aims to make a mark in a year of European elections (in June 2024) that will be pivotal for the Old Continent.

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La Saison européenne des Cinéastes will continue with the LUX Audience Award (read the article), presented by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, with screenings at the Cinéma des Cinéastes in Paris of the five selected films: Fallen Leaves [+see also:
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by Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki on 26 February, The Teachers' Lounge [+see also:
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interview: İlker Çatak
interview: Leonie Benesch
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(still vying for the 2024 Oscar for Best International Feature Film) by Germany’s İlker Çatak on 5 March (preceded by a roundtable organised by the European Parliament and the filmmakers of the ARP), Golden Bear winner On the Adamant [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Philibert
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by France’s Nicolas Philibert on 12 March, 20,000 Species of Bees [+see also:
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interview: Estíbaliz Urresola
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by Spain’s Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren on 18 March, and Smoke Sauna Sisterhood [+see also:
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interview: Anna Hints
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by Estonia’s Anna Hints (winner of the 2023 European Film Award for Best Documentary) on 9 April.

Finally, from 31 May to 2 June 2024, the filmmakers of the ARP will organise the European Cinema Weekend, showcasing to the public the richness and the diversity of European cinematic creation. With debates and screenings, the filmmakers of the ARP will welcome directors both emerging and established, talents of all kinds who will discuss their artistic points of view. This will be a unique occasion to take the pulse of European creation, its present state and its future.

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(Translated from French)

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