Entre Vues, talent finder
by Fabien Lemercier
With its award-winning filmmakers such as from French Nicolas Philibert, Abdellatif Kechiche and Laurent Cantet, Portuguese Joao Pedro Rodrigues and Pedro Costa, Italian Michelangelo Frammatino, Hongurian Ildiko Enyedi and also Austrian Huber Sauper, the Belfort international film festiva’sl Entre Vues has played, since its creation in 1986 a role in the discovery of new European talent. Dedicated to first and second films, the event celebrates 20 years and proposes, from Saturday 26th November – 4th December, a competition of 28 features and shorts and 16 documentaries. Among the titles being touted are French-Lebanese co-production A Perfect Day by Joanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (Prix Fipresci at the Locarno festival - read critique) and Odete [+see also:
film profile] by Portuguese Joao Pedro Rodriguez (second feature which stood out at the Cannes Director’s Fortnight - see the review). Two first features appreciated at the Critics’ Week at Mostra 2005 are also high on the list: Le Passager [+see also:
film profile] by French Eric Caravaca (consul the article) and Pavee Lackeen - The Traveller Girl [+see also:
film profile] by Irish Perry Ogden (read the interview and the review).
Beyond the competitive sections, the festival programme this year includes a complete retrospective of the films by Milos Forman, an homage to actress Bernadette Laffont and an film history conference on the theme "Real borders, artificial borders, today and yesterday" with six films being screened Berlin is in Germany! by German Hannes Stöhr. And among the numerous events is a Panorama of more than 30 films discovered at previous Entre Vues.
(Translated from French)
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