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Conquering the West

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Nine European films head across the Atlantic this week, to conquer south America.
After Hong-Kong, Singapore and New Delhi and ahead of Havana, the Coordination of European Festivals takes them to the 29th Mostra International Cinema at São Paulo (21 October - 3 November), accompanied by members of their team (directors, actors, producers or sellers) to meet professionals and the local public.

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The North of Europe and Germany are particularly well represented this time with the Danish Oh Happy Day from Hella Joof, a co-production with Fine & Mellow and with UK Ugly Duckling Films. Sold by Nordisk Film International Sales, Oh Happy Day is a tender comedy of the burlesque which tells of a gospel choir created in a small village. Worth seeing to the magnificent documentary from Pirjo Honkasalo 3 Rooms of Melancholia, co-produced with Germany, Sweden and Denmark and sold internationally by Deckert Distribution. The German co-producer Rainer Teusner from Pandora presents the Polish Stranger [+see also:
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(Ono) by Malgosia Szumowska, while Austrian Benjamin Heisenberg will present in person his first feature Sleepers (Schläfer) with his producer Bruno Wagner from Coop 99. Another film from Germany, the existential comedy by Andreas Dresen, Willenbrock, which went down very well with the public at Berlin. Aron Gauder, the Hungarian animation director of the The District ! (Nyócker !) and Maren Kroymann from exporter MDC International will be screened too.

Three other films complete this European panorama: from Italy Il Resto di Ninente by Antonietta De Lillo from Naples, represented by Paolo Maria Spina from Revolver, from Greece Delivery by Nikos Panayotopoulos produced by Harianna Films and sold by Adriana Chiesa Enterprises and finally from Belgium the burlesque and poetic L'iceberg [+see also:
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, first feature from the theatre group Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon & Bruno Romy, all three present at Sao with the film’s exporter, French outfit MK2.

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(Translated from French)

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