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LECCE 2021

István Szabó à l’honneur au Festival du cinéma européen de Lecce

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- La 22e édition du festival, qui va se tenir du 6 au 13 novembre, proposera 10 titres européens en compétition, en avant-première italienne, et une section dédiée à la comédie

István Szabó à l’honneur au Festival du cinéma européen de Lecce
Le réalisateur István Szabó

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István Szabó will be the star of European film for the 22nd edition of the European Film Festival, set to unfold in Lecce between 6 and 13 November. The Hungarian director, who is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Golden Olive, will form the focus of a tribute showcasing a selection of his biggest films, 12 titles ranging from Mephisto, which won him an Oscar in 1981, to his latest feature film Final Report [+lire aussi :
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interview : István Szabó
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. The festival will open with the national premiere of Per tutta la vita [+lire aussi :
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by Paolo Costella (in cinemas from 11 November, courtesy of 01 Distribution), starring Carolina Crescentini and Filippo Nigro, and will close with The Worst Person in the World [+lire aussi :
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directed by Joachim Trier (in cinemas from 18 November via Teodora).

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Ten European titles, selected by artistic director Alberto La Monica alongside Luigi La Monica, will compete for the Cristina Soldano Golden Olive Award, all screening in national premieres and presented in Lecce by their directors and cast members. Jostling among these are A Good Man [+lire aussi :
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by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, Fox in a Hole [+lire aussi :
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interview : Arman T. Riahi
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by Arman T. Riahi, My Little Sister [+lire aussi :
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interview : Stéphanie Chuat et Véroniq…
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by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, Otto the Barbarian [+lire aussi :
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interview : Ruxandra Ghiţescu
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by Ruxandra Ghițescu, and Persona non grata [+lire aussi :
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interview : Lisa Jespersen
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by Lisa Jespersen. Likewise in the running, we find Psychosis in Stockolm [+lire aussi :
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by Maria Bäck, Runner [+lire aussi :
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interview : Andrius Blaževičius
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by Andrius Blaževičius, Love Tasting [+lire aussi :
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by Dawid Nickel, When I’m Done Dying [+lire aussi :
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by Nisan Dağ and Only Human [+lire aussi :
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by Igor Ivanov.

A non-competitive section dedicated to European Comedy, meanwhile, will offer up five feature films screening in national premieres, as well as meetings with each of these films’ respective directors. The line-up includes Mon cousin, directed by Jan Kounen and starring Vincent Lindon, the collective film Relatos confinados by Fernando Colomo, Álvaro Fernández-Armero, David Marqués, Miguel Bardem and Juan Diego Botto, and Pascal Rabaté’s dialogue-free, grotesque comedy The Voiceless [+lire aussi :
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Documentaries stealing focus on the agenda include La legge del terremoto [+lire aussi :
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- Alessandro Preziosi’s directorial debut, offering up a visual, historical and emotional journey inside the most frequently occurring natural phenomena in Italy: earthquakes - and The Image Machine of Alfredo C. [+lire aussi :
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 by Roland Sejko, revolving around the man who, for twenty years, worked as a cameraman on Fascist propaganda before offering up his skills to the Communist cause.

As in previous years, Lecce will see the prize dedicated to Mario Verdone awarded to the young Italian author who has set her or himself apart during the previous film season with his or her first work (discover the candidates here), as well as hosting the first movie-theatre screening of Carlo Verdone’s latest film You Only Live Once [+lire aussi :
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, distributed by Amazon Prime Video.

This year’s star of Italian film will be actress Giovanna Ralli, who will form the focus of a retrospective of movies best representing her career in the 7th art. These include La famiglia Passaguai (1951) by Aldo Fabrizi – a restored version, curated by Bologna’s Film Library and RTI – Mediaset, 60 years on from its release – and Escape by Night by Roberto Rossellini (1960). Ralli is also set to receive a Golden Olive for Lifetime Achievement.

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