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SÉVILLE 2023

Le cinéma européen fête sa 20e célébration sévillane

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- Les nouveaux films d'auteurs comme Joachim Lafosse, Jessica Hausner, Michel Gondry, Catherine Breillat et Matteo Garrone, entre autres, seront projetés à l'événement andalou du 23 au 29 novembre

Le cinéma européen fête sa 20e célébration sévillane
King's Land de Nikolaj Arcel

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The Official Section of the 20th Seville Film Festival (23-29 November) is once again filled with great European filmmakers, such as France's Michel Gondry, who presents the comedy The Book of Solutions [+lire aussi :
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; the German master Wim Wenders, director of the documentary Anselm [+lire aussi :
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; also from France Catherine Breillat, who in Last Summer [+lire aussi :
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ventures into her own version of the Danish drama Queen of Hearts [+lire aussi :
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(2020); and the Italian helmer Matteo Garrone beautifully portrays African emigration in Me Captain [+lire aussi :
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, a film that won the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival and is Italy's candidate for the Oscars.

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Vietnam’s Trần Anh Hùng won the Best Director award at the last Cannes Film Festival for The Taste of Things [+lire aussi :
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, and is one of France's submissions for the Oscars. While Danish director Nikolaj Arcel’s historical drama The Promised Land [+lire aussi :
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, represents his country at the Academy Awards. Prior to their screening in Seville, the films by Léa Fehner, Timm Kröger and Selman Nacar were also screened at international festivals: the French director competed in Panorama at the Berlinale with her medical drama Midwives [+lire aussi :
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; and the German and Turkish directors took part in the Venice Film Festival with the thrillers The Universal Theory [+lire aussi :
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and Hesitation Wound [+lire aussi :
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, respectively.

Spanish directors Víctor IriarteJavier Macipe and Pablo Berger will also form part of the official section of Seville 2023. The newcomer from Bilbao, after winning the award for Best Director at the Cinespaña Festival in Toulouse with Foremost by Night [+lire aussi :
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(previously presented in Venice), and the director from Zaragoza with his personal and professional journey of the musician Mauricio Aznar in The Blue Star [+lire aussi :
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(a film we saw in the New Directors section at the last San Sebastian), while the more veteran -and also Basque- Berger will bring Robot Dreams [+lire aussi :
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to the festival, a love letter to New York that held its world premiere at Cannes, received the Contrechamp Award at Annecy and will compete at the European Film Awards.

They are joined in the festival's main section by Jacqueline van Vugt and her border drama Crossing [+lire aussi :
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(a production between Belgium, Croatia and the Netherlands); the Argentinian Lisandro Alonso, who delves into westerns and police drama in Eureka [+lire aussi :
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; Germany’s Angela Schanelec, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay for Music [+lire aussi :
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; Belgium's Joachim Lafosse with the paedophilia drama A Silence [+lire aussi :
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; and Austria’s Jessica Hausner, who offers a dystopian satire on food in Club Zero [+lire aussi :
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. Her compatriot Patric Chiha and the French Bertrand Bonello both adapt Henry James' The Beast in the Jungle: the former, in The Beast in the Jungle [+lire aussi :
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, with a colourful and musical vision, and the second one with The Beast [+lire aussi :
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, which takes place in different historical times.

The official section is completed with several premieres: Federico Schmukler's feature debut, Felipe [+lire aussi :
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, a world premiere; the Andalusian production Animal/Humano, by the Italian Alessandro Pugno, a European premiere. While the debut films by the Moroccan Kamal LazraqHounds [+lire aussi :
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(Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the last Cannes), and the Belgian Veerle BaetensWhen it Melts [+lire aussi :
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, will have their Spanish premieres in Seville.

View details of all of the festival’s sections here.

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