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FESTIVALS Germany / Spain

Strong German presence at Seville

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The Seville European Film Festival (November 2-10), which has received an organisational re-launch in the past two years under the direction of Manuel Grosso, is featuring a number of German (co)productions in its various sections.

Jan Bonny’s Counterparts [+see also:
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, Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven [+see also:
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interview: Fatih Akin
interview: Klaus Maeck
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, Volker Schloendorff’s Ulzhan [+see also:
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, Sam Garbarski’s Irina Palm [+see also:
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interview: Sam Garbarski
interview: Sébastien Delloye
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]
, It's a Free World… [+see also:
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by Ken Loach, Dror Shaul’s Sweet Mud, The Man From London [+see also:
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by Bela Tarr and Roy Andersson’s You, the Living [+see also:
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interview: Pernilla Sandström
interview: Roy Andersson
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will all screen in the festival's Official Section.

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Europa, Europa will be presenting Robert Thalheim’s And Along Come Tourists [+see also:
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interview: Alexander Fehling
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, Tom Zenker’s Der blinde Fleck, Sonja Heiss’ Hotel Very Welcome, Yella [+see also:
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by Christian Petzold, as well as the co-productions Eduart [+see also:
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by Angeliki Antoniou and When Darkness Falls by Anders Nilsson.

In addition, the films Madonnas by Maria Speth, Hope by Stanislaw Mucha, I Am From Titov Veles [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Teona Strugar Mitevska
film profile
]
by Teona Strugar Mitevska, The Trap [+see also:
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by Srdjan Golubovic and Opium: Diary of a Madwoman by János Szász will be screened in the Eurimages sidebar.

Europa Joven – dedicated to films for young audiences – will feature The Unpolished [+see also:
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by Pia Marais and the German-international co-production Thief Lord by Richard Claus.

Eurodoc will be presenting The Big Sellout by Florian Opitz and André Schaefer’s Here's Looking at You, Boy. Short Matters! will screen Amin by Ognjen Svilicic. The programme is rounded out with the restored print from 1921 of Hamlet by Sven Gade and Heinz Schall, which will be presented in Clasicos Recuperados.

A prize of €60,000 will go to the Spanish distributor of the festival's top winner.

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