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GAND 2020

Il Festival di Gand apre con Another Round

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- Il festival si terrà ad ogni costo con un programma allettante guidato dal nuovo Thomas Vinterberg, label Cannes 2020, e il Leone d'Oro veneziano Nomadland

Il Festival di Gand apre con Another Round
Another Round di Thomas Vinterberg

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Film Fest Gent will once again be celebrating the seventh art between 13 and 24 October, with an enticing selection which comprises a number of much-anticipated works, not least the new Thomas Vinterberg opus Another Round [+leggi anche:
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, which has been awarded the Cannes 2020 label. Online participants - and festival organisers - will be amused to note that instead of raising a glass “in person” in honour of the Opening Ceremony, they can at least watch attending actors raise a glass, if not several.

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A further thirteen feature films will be battling it out in the Official Competition. Opening the line-up is the new film by Stephan Streker, The Enemy [+leggi anche:
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, based upon a true story which rocked host country Belgium: a top level, French-speaking politician is accused of killing his wife who is found dead in their hotel room in Ostend (thus, set in Flanders). In the title role, Belgian actor Jérémie Renier yet again delivers a performance of rare intensity, in this love story which tends towards a thriller and the world of existential crises.

It’s a competition of markedly European tones, where French films DNA [+leggi anche:
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by Maïwenn and Gagarin [+leggi anche:
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by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh are set to be unveiled - two films boasting the Cannes 2020 label - alongside Eden [+leggi anche:
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by Hungary’s Ágnes Kocsis (presented in Rotterdam back in January), Sébastien Lifshitz’s documentary Little Girl [+leggi anche:
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, which follows the path walked by a transgender child, Servants [+leggi anche:
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by Slovakian director Ivan Ostrochovsky (discovered in Berlin), Stories from the Chestnut Woods [+leggi anche:
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by Slovenia’s Gregor Božič, and Vitalina Varela [+leggi anche:
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by Portugal’s Pedro Costa. And facing-off against these filmmakers are a handful of high-calibre representatives from the American continent, starting with Miranda July, but also Chloé Zhao who recently won Venice’s Golden Lion for Nomadland.

In all, nigh-on 130 films will be on offer, including a section dedicated to German cinema and a New Voices competition focused on new directors from around the world. Also worth a mention is the fact that the festival will be organising the 20th edition of the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards, which will unfold online, owing to Covid, as a one-off livestream event.

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