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NAMUR 2020

Forte presenza francese al Festival di Namur

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- La 25ma edizione del Festival internazionale del cinema francofono si terrà dal 2 al 9 ottobre, con una raffinata selezione di film contrassegnati con il label Cannes 2020

Forte presenza francese al Festival di Namur
Une vie démente, di Raphaël Balboni e Ann Sirot

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Inevitably, owing to COVID, only a restricted selection of films will be screened at the 35th Namur International French-Language Film Festival, but we’ll nonetheless be treated to Belgian premieres of numerous works awarded the Cannes 2020 label, starting with Laurent Lafitte’s much-anticipated first film The Origin of the World [+leggi anche:
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, and also including Emmanuel Courcol’s The Big Hit, recently rewarded at Angoulême, which will be presented in the festival’s closing slot.

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Opening the event and thrust under the spotlight by FIFF Namur is a film that’s 100% Belgian: A Moonstruck Life [+leggi anche:
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, the first feature film by the duo composed of Raphaël Balboni and Ann Sirot who are known for their fantastical and poetic short films (With Thelma, Lucha Libre). The title boasts a brilliant trio of Belgian actors among its cast in the form of Jean Le Peltier, Lucie Debay and Jo Deseure, and will enjoy its world premiere at the festival while battling it out in the Official Competition.

Three documentaries are also gracing this very same category: the beautiful Petit Samedi [+leggi anche:
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by Paloma Sermon-Daï (Belgium), discovered last winter in Berlin, the Romanian film Collective [+leggi anche:
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by Alexander Nanau and a premiere in the form of the François Yang-directed Swiss film Heidi en Chine [+leggi anche:
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. The competition will also allow for the discovery of three films bearing Cannes’ 2020 stamp of approval: Josep [+leggi anche:
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, an animated film by the French press cartoonist Aurel, Should the Wind Drop [+leggi anche:
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(France/Belgium/Armenia) by Armenian director Nora Martirosyan (the title was awarded the Cannes 2020 and ACID labels) and Slalom [+leggi anche:
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, French filmmaker Charlène Favier’s first feature starring Jérémie Renier and Noée Abita. Similarly set for presentation are two films which dazzled the audience in Venice: Night of the Kings [+leggi anche:
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by Ivory Coast director Philippe Lacôte - a co-production between France, the Ivory Coast, Canada and Senegal – and Giovanni Aloi’s first full-length film The Third War [+leggi anche:
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, while the new film by Albert Dupontel, Bye Bye Morons [+leggi anche:
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, is also in the running.

As for the juries, meanwhile, an explosive pair of filmmakers are set to grace the two teams, with French director Samuel Benchetrit presiding over the feature film jury and Belgian director Fien Troch helming its short films counterpart.

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