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CINEMED 2019

Montpellier, capitale del cinema mediterraneo

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- Menù molto allettante di oltre 100 film per la 41ma edizione del Festival Cinemed che si svolgerà nella città occitana dal 18 al 26 ottobre

Montpellier, capitale del cinema mediterraneo
Adults in the Room di Costa-Gravras

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The excellent Adults in the Room [+leggi anche:
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by Costa-Gavras will tomorrow open the 41st edition of the Cinemed, Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival (now presided by Palermo mayor Leoluca Orlando), which will unfold from 18-26 October. The guest of honour this year is French filmmaker André Téchiné, and this iteration of the gathering will close with Dominik Moll’s Only the Animals [+leggi anche:
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Ten fiction features will be competing for the 2019 Antigone d'Or Award, which will be given out by a jury presided by French director Julie Bertuccelli (supported by filmmakers Çagla Zencirci and Karim Moussaoui, producer Yaël Fogiel and actor Shaïn Boumedine). Among them, four films presented at Venice stand out: A Son [+leggi anche:
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from Tunisian director Mehdi M Barsaoui (winner of the Best Actor Orizzonti Award in Venice for Sami Bouajila), The Scarecrows [+leggi anche:
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by Nouri Bouzid, Madre [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
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from Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen (winner of the Best Actress Orizzonti Award for Marta Nieto) and Sole [+leggi anche:
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from Italian director Carlo Sironi. Also competing are four films presented in Toronto: France/Belgium/Luxembourg production Two of Us [+leggi anche:
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from Italian director Filippo Meneghetti, Red Fields [+leggi anche:
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by Israelian director Keren Yedaya, 1982 [+leggi anche:
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from Lebanese filmmaker Oualid Mouaness and Certified Mail from Egyptian director Hisham Saqr. The competition line-up is completed by Stitches [+leggi anche:
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from Serbian director Miroslav Terzic (winner of the Label Europa Cinemas award at the Panorama in Berlinale) and by Abou Leila [+leggi anche:
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from Algerian director Amin Sidi-Boumediène (revealed in Critics’ Week in Cannes).

Six other features will be projected in the Panorama section: The August Virgin [+leggi anche:
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from Spanish director Jonás Trueba, Aspromonte: Land of the Forgotten from Italian director Mimmo Calopresti, I Had a Dream [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Claudia Tosi
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by Italian director Claudia Tosi, Morocco/Switzerland production Urgent [+leggi anche:
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by Mohcine Besri, Passed by Censor [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Serhat Karaaslan
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from Turkish director Serhat Karaaslan and Jeunesse sauvage from French director Frédéric Carpentier.

The documentary competition will feature Collective [+leggi anche:
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from Romanian director Alexander Nanau, Honeyland [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara …
intervista: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir …
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from Macedonian duo Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, Campo [+leggi anche:
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from Portuguese director Tiago Hespanha, When Tomatoes Met Wagner [+leggi anche:
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from Greek director Marianna Economou, Mittelmeer from French director Jean-Marc Chapoulie, Ibrahim: A Fate to Define [+leggi anche:
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from Palestinian director Lina al Abed, Israel/Germany production Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life [+leggi anche:
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by Tomer Heymann and the medium-length film Ciudad de los muertos from Spanish director Miguel Eek.

Worth mentioning as well are a retrospective about Italian director Paolo Virzì, a presentation of the works of Spanish director Isaki Lacuesta, a focus on Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy, an exploration of the filmography of legendary Italian actress Anna Magnani, a focus on French production company Les Films du Poisson (with a Film en fabrication event on Mathieu Amalric’s upcoming film Serre-moi fort and a premiere of Christian Volckman’s The Room as part of the Rendez-vous fantastiques).

14 premieres complete the programme with The Traitor [+leggi anche:
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Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
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from Italian director Marco Bellocchio, Some Time After [+leggi anche:
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from Spanish director José Luis Cuerda, Trio from Romanian director Ana Dumitrescu, Noura's Dream [+leggi anche:
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from Tunisian director Hinde Boujemaa, The Unknown Saint [+leggi anche:
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from Moroccan director Alaa Eddine Aljem, South Terminal [+leggi anche:
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from Franco-Algerian director Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, and the French films The Prince's Voyage [+leggi anche:
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by Jean-François Laguionie, Play [+leggi anche:
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by Anthony Marciano, La Belle Équipe by Mohamed Hamidi, A Good Doctor by Tristan Séguéla and Gloria mundi [+leggi anche:
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by Robert Guédiguian. Not to mention a special screening of Nour by Italian director Maurizio Zaccaro and an homage to Agnès Varda.

The 41st Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival is also organising, from 22 to 24 October, the Cinemed Meetings industry days, which Cineuropa will detail in a later article.

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