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FIDMARSEILLE 2024

42 films to world-premiere in competition at FIDMarseille

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- In total, 122 films from 38 countries shine at the 35th edition of the French city’s festival, which will take place between 25 and 30 June

42 films to world-premiere in competition at FIDMarseille
7 Walks with Mark Brown by Vincent Barré and Pierre Creton

FIDMarseille has unveiled a copious and quality menu for its 35th edition, which will be held between 25 and 30 June and will open and close with two films recently appreciated in Cannes: Grand Tour [+see also:
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by Miguel Gomes (Best Director prize on the Croisette) and Misericordia [+see also:
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by Alain Guiraudie. The very rich programme will also honour, through retrospectives, German actress and singer Ingrid Caven, Brazilian filmmakers Adirley Queirós and Joana Pimenta, and French actress Agathe Bonitzer and her mother, the late director Sophie Fillières.

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50 films make up the five competitions of the 35th edition, 42 of which will be presented as world premieres, five as international premieres, and three as French premieres. 14 features (13 of which in world premiere) stand out in the international competition, which will be evaluated by a jury that includes Swiss filmmaker Cyril Schäublin, José Luis Cienfuegos (director of the Valladolid-Seminci Festival), and French writer Nathalie Léger. There are eight European (co)productions amongst the titles in competition: 7 Walks with Mark Brown by sculptor Vincent Barré and director Pierre Creton (his latest work after A Prince [+see also:
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), Gold Songs by Portuguese filmmaker Ico Costa (who just won the national competition at IndieLisboa), If I Fall, Don’t Pick Me Up by Irish director Declan Clarke, Merman by Romanian filmmaker Ana Lungu, It Is At This Point That The Need To Write History Arises by Austrian director Contanze Ruhm, Bluish by her compatriots Lilith Kraxner and Milena Czernovsky, and the co-production between Germany, Russia and China Do You Want To See Part Two? by cricri sora ren. The section is completed by new films from Argentinian filmmakers Mariano Llinás (Kunst Der Farbe) and Tatiana Mazú González (Every Document of Civilization), Mexican director Nicolás Pereda (Lazaro at Night), Chilean filmmaker Antonia Rossi (The Spirit of the Spider), Brazilian director Ricardo Alves Jr. (Amusement Park), Lebanese filmmaker Ghassan Salhab (Day Is Night) and Filipino director Khavn De La Cruz (Rizal’s Makamisa: Phantasm of Revenge).

The French competition brings together 10 titles: Journey to the Brink of War, the new film by Antonin Peretjatko (The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu [+see also:
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), Room of Shadows by Paris-based Colombian filmmaker Camilo Restrepo (Best Debut Feature award at the Berlinale for Los Conductos [+see also:
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), The Wolves by Isabelle Prim, Festa Major by Jean-Baptiste Alazard, Frieda TV by Léa Lanoë, Harmony by Bertrand Dezoteux, and Pan to Mime by Michel S. Zumpf, and the mid-length films Autumn Clothes by Yohei Yamakado and The Night Next Door by Muriel Montini.

Nine features are in the running in the First Films competition, notably those of Spanish filmmakers Alejandro Pérez Castellanos, Antonio Llamas and Jorge Rojas (A Suburban Mythologic) and Swedish filmmakers Kim Ekberg and Sawandi Groskind (XXL), 11 in the Ciné+ competition (organised in partnership with the GNCR) and 14 short films in the Flash competition.

Also notable are several world premieres in the Other Gems section, in particular Before It’s Too Late by Mathieu Amalric, Brains by Philippe Petit, Suspension by Claire Doyon, La prunelle rouge by Pierre Louapre, The Blue Flower In The Land of Technology by Spanish filmmaker Albert García-Alzórriz i Guardiola, the French-German co-production The Sounds of the Pylons by Téano Horn and Léo Bayle and the Russian-French production Normandy by Vadim Kostrov.

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(Translated from French)

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