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The CNC grants an advance on receipts to Andreas Fontana’s Azor

The CNC grants an advance on receipts to Andreas Fontana’s Azor

Fabrizio Rongione and Stéphanie Cleau will head up the film’s cast; the CNC will also support the feature debuts by Philippe Petit and Camille Ponsin  

21/08 | Funding | France

Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova  • Directors of Cat in the Wall

Interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova • Directors of Cat in the Wall

“We wanted to create a bridge between the East and the West to check if the grass was greener on the other side”

We chatted to Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, who are showing their first fiction feature, Cat in the Wall, at Sarajevo after a world premiere at Locarno  

21/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine shooting Effacer l’historique

Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine shooting Effacer l’historique

Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès and Corinne Masiero topline this production being staged by Les Films du Worso and sold by Wild Bunch  

20/08 | Production | France/Belgium

Review: The Tree House

Review: The Tree House

Vietnamese auteur Trương Minh Quý presents an elegiac musing on the value of images  

20/08 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Stephan Komandarev • Director of Rounds

Interview: Stephan Komandarev • Director of Rounds

"This film aims to diagnose the sickness in our society, to show the problems and to prompt the audience to search for the answer"

Bulgarian director Stephan Komandarev unpicked his latest feature, Rounds, centring on three pairs of police officers on patrol in Sofia over the course of one night  

19/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Review: South Terminal

Review: South Terminal

Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche keeps things cryptic in this Kafkaesque tale of a country in meltdown, screening in competition at Locarno  

19/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

All eyes are on the 2019 Valois d'Or at Angoulême

All eyes are on the 2019 Valois d'Or at Angoulême

Ten titles in competition and a slew of premieres await audiences at the 12th edition of the Francophone Film Festival, which will unspool from 20-25 August  

19/08 | Angoulême 2019

Review: Adoration

Review: Adoration

Fabrice du Welz concludes his Ardennes-based trilogy with the tale of two innocent and pure-hearted youngsters, Paul and Gloria, as they make a break for freedom  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Fabrice du Welz • Director of Adoration

Interview: Fabrice du Welz • Director of Adoration

"I’m an intuitive filmmaker. I work like a primitive, in the moment”

Cineuropa met up with Fabrice du Welz, on the occasion of the world premiere of his new film, Adoration, on the Piazza Grande in Locarno  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Review: The Science of Fictions

Review: The Science of Fictions

With Yosep Anggi Noen’s title, seems like the competition for the oddest film celebrating this year’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing is already over  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition