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Tavianis’ The Lark Farm to open Seville

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Tavianis’ The Lark Farm to open Seville

The latest film by the Taviani brothers, The Lark Farm [+see also:
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(news), has been chosen to open the 2007 edition of the Sevilla European Film Festival (November 2-10).

Presented out of competition, the film starring Spanish actresses Paz Vega and Angela Molina is the first of the 150 titles to screen in the young showcase. The final programme has yet to announced although some of its films and events have already been unveiled.

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With 16 titles in official section – all of them local premieres and one world premiere, Déjate Caer by Seville native Jesús Ponce – the festival will host prestigious filmmakers such as Hungary's Béla Tarr, whose latest film The Man from London [+see also:
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will close the festival, along with Jiři Menzel (I Served the King of England [+see also:
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, in competition), Italian documentary filmmaker Gianni Minà and veterans Raúl Ruiz and Alexander Kluge.

A special focus will be dedicated to Czech cinema while films recently produced in the Andalusia region will have a special sidebar section, entitled Documentando desde Andalucía.

A new section has also been inaugurated, In Memoriam, to pay tribute to recently deceased directors Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman. Alongside screenings of their films, the festival will also hold a photo exhibit paying homage to the legacy of the man behind Blowup while Sweden’s most famous filmmaker will be seen in an exhibit co-produced by the festival and the European Film Academy (EFA), entitled "Bergman, Almodóvar and friends, 20 years of the European Film Awards".

The EFA will announce the final nominees of this year's awards on November 3 while the ceremony will take place in Berlin on December 1.

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