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200 film in vetrina al Festival La Rochelle Cinéma

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- Dal 28 giugno al 7 luglio, la 47ma edizione renderà omaggio a Dario Argento, Caroline Champetier, Jessica Hausner, Jean-François Laguionie ed Elia Suleiman

200 film in vetrina al Festival La Rochelle Cinéma
It Must Be Heaven di Elia Suleiman

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Today marks the opening of the 47th La Rochelle International Film Festival, a popular non-competitive film gathering (which recorded 86,000 admissions last year) offering a high-quality yet very eclectic menu. Running until 7 July, the event (the patron of which this year is Canadian actress Alexandra Stewart) will present around 200 movies, including the opening film, the Cannes-awarded It Must Be Heaven [+leggi anche:
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by Elia Suleiman. The festival will pay tribute not only to the Palestinian filmmaker (with a screening of all four of his features to date), but also to cult Italian helmer Dario Argento (with nine of his movies and the documentary Dario Argento: Soupirs dans un corridor lointain [+leggi anche:
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by Jean-Baptiste Thoret), French DoP Caroline Champetier (seven films), Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner (all five of her features, including Little Joe [+leggi anche:
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, which won the Best Actress Award at Cannes in May) and French animation director Jean-François Laguionie (eight short films and six features, including the premiere of The Prince’s Journey [+leggi anche:
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, which he co-directed with Xavier Picard), all of whom will be in attendance.

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Other highlights on the line-up include a focus on Icelandic cinema, with 13 films that have been made since 2008 (including A White, White Day [+leggi anche:
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by Hlynur Pálmason, which earned actor Ingvar E Sigurðsson the Rising Star Award in the 2019 Cannes Critics’ Week), ten silent films by Swede Victor Sjöström (ten movies), retrospectives dedicated to French-US actor Charles Boyer (five films), US filmmaker Arthur Penn (ten movies) and Ukrainian director Kira Mouratova (six films), plus a section dubbed "Demented Slapstick" with Louis de Funès (ten titles) and Jim Carrey (six movies).

Standing out in the "Near and Afar" section, featuring 46 firm favourites from the year so far, is a slew of Cannes titles: Atlantics [+leggi anche:
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by Mati Diop, Les Misérables [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Ladj Ly
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by Ladj Ly, Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Céline Sciamma
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by Céline Sciamma, Bacurau [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Jul…
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by Brazilian duo Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, The Traitor [+leggi anche:
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Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
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by Italy’s Marco Bellocchio, Oh Mercy! [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Arnaud Desplechin
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by Arnaud Desplechin, The Whistlers [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Corneliu Porumboiu
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by Romania’s Corneliu Porumboiu, Sorry We Missed You [+leggi anche:
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Q&A: Ken Loach
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by Brit Ken Loach, Fire Will Come [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Oliver Laxe
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by French-Spanish director Oliver Laxe, On a Magical Night [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Christophe Honoré
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by Christophe Honoré, Alice and the Mayor [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Nicolas Pariser
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by Nicolas Pariser, An Easy Girl [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Rebecca Zlotowski
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by Rebecca Zlotowski, Oleg [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Juris Kursietis
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by Latvia’s Juris Kursietis, Tlamess [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Ala Eddine Slim
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by Tunisia’s Ala Eddine Slim, Burning Ghost [+leggi anche:
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by Stéphane Batut, Blind Spot [+leggi anche:
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by Patrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividic, and the documentaries Living and Knowing You’re Alive [+leggi anche:
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by Alain Cavalier and Kongo [+leggi anche:
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by Hadrien La Vapeur and Corto Vaclav. Also of note are the Romanian films Monsters. [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Marius Olteanu
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by Marius Olteanu and A Decent Man [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Hadrian Marcu
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by Hadrian Marcu (both as-yet unreleased in France), as well as the animated feature Marona’s Fantastic Tale [+leggi anche:
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by their fellow countrywoman Anca Damian, Flesh Out [+leggi anche:
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by Italy’s Michela Occhipinti, Stitches [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Miroslav Terzić
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by Serbia’s Miroslav Terzić, The Souvenir [+leggi anche:
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by Brit Joanna Hogg and the Dutch doc Miel-Emile [+leggi anche:
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by Peter van Houten, not to mention Rojo [+leggi anche:
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by Benjamín Naishtat, Belmonte [+leggi anche:
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by Federico Veiroj, Monos [+leggi anche:
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by Alejandro Landes and the documentary Talking About Trees [+leggi anche:
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by Suhaib Gasmelbari.

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