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LA ROCHE-SUR-YON 2020

Il cinema d'autore è saldamente ancorato a La Roche-sur-Yon

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- L'undicesima edizione del festival francese si svolgerà dal 12 al 18 ottobre con quasi 65 lungometraggi in mostra, di cui 21 in anteprima francese

Il cinema d'autore è saldamente ancorato a La Roche-sur-Yon
Louloute di Hubert Viel

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Due to be opened and closed by two films awarded the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection label (The Origin of the World [+leggi anche:
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by Laurent Lafitte and French Tech [+leggi anche:
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by Bruno Podalydès), the 11th La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival will unfold between 12 – 18 October. Showcasing in the cinemas signed up to the Vendean event - whose artistic direction is now helmed by Charlotte Serrand – we find almost 65 feature films, 33 of which are scheduled to enjoy their French premieres and a further two are gearing up to be screened in world premieres.

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In terms of the international competition, the jury (composed of Agathe Bonitzer, Lucie Borleteau and Guillaume Brac) will have to choose between eight titles, including one world premiere, one international premiere and four French premieres. Notably in the running are The Macaluso Sisters [+leggi anche:
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by Italy’s Emma Dante (unveiled in competition in Venice), Louloute [+leggi anche:
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by France’s Hubert Viel (in a world premiere), two titles hailing from Sundance (the Egyptian-British co-production Luxor [+leggi anche:
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by Zeina Durra and Wendy by US director Benh Zeitlin), as well as four from Berlin: Curveball [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Johannes Naber
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by Germany’s Johannes Naber, The Roads Not Taken [+leggi anche:
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by English filmmaker Sally Potter, Gunda [+leggi anche:
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by Russia’s Victor Kossakovsky (a production which sees Norway and the US join forces) and the Irish-Canadian feature film My Salinger Year [+leggi anche:
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by Philippe Falardeau.

Among the eight full-length films in the New Waves competition, we should mention the Dutch-Greek production Kala azar [+leggi anche:
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by Janis Rafa (discovered in competition in Rotterdam), Bait [+leggi anche:
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by Mark Jenkin (Best First Film Bafta 2020) and the Italian co-production This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection [+leggi anche:
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by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (a product of the Venice Film Festival’s Biennale College Cinema programme, rewarded at the Sundance Film Festival).

Stealing particular focus among the Special Screenings on the agenda are 5ème set by France’s Quentin Reynaud, the documentary Notturno [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Gianfranco Rosi
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by Italy’s Gianfranco Rosi (unveiled in competition in Venice), Hidden Away [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Giorgio Diritti
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by his compatriot Giorgio Diritti (rewarded in Berlin), the Finnish-French co-production This Train I Ride [+leggi anche:
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by Arno Bitschy and the Irish-British-Canadian title The Nest by Sean Durkin.

Dedicated to singular and accessible outlooks, the Perspectives section will put forward a selection of works including the French production Under the Concrete [+leggi anche:
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by Roy Arida (in a world premiere), British title Mogul Mowgli [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Bassam Tariq
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by Bassam Tariq, Sow the Wind [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Danilo Caputo
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by Italy’s Danilo Caputo, The Mole Agent [+leggi anche:
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by Maite Alberdi (San Sebastián’s Audience Award for Best European Film) and the documentaries The Earth is Blue as an Orange [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Iryna Tsilyk
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by Iryna Tsilyk and The Truffle Hunters [+leggi anche:
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by Michael Dweck (awarded Cannes’ Official Selection label). Also well worth a mention, in the Variety section, is French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux’s Mandibles [+leggi anche:
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which won over audiences Out of Competition in Venice.

Last but not least, this year’s edition will likewise shine a light on the highly original French actor-director Éric Judor, as well as featuring retrospectives dedicated to British directors Sally Potter and Joanna Hogg, tributes to Michael Lonsdale, Tonie Marshall, Ennio Morricone, Irrfan Khan and Jóhann Jóhannsson, and a line-up for younger audiences, comprising the animated films Wolfwalkers [+leggi anche:
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, by the Irish duo Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, and Calamity: A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary [+leggi anche:
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, by France’s Rémi Chayé.

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