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CINEMED 2020

Il cinema mediterraneo in vetrina a Montpellier

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- Malgrado le restrizioni sanitarie, la 42ma edizione del Festival Cinemed si svolgerà dal 16 al 24 ottobre, con nove lungometraggi di finzione in lizza per l'Antigone d'oro

Il cinema mediterraneo in vetrina a Montpellier
Teddy di Ludovic e Zoran Boukherma

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Tomorrow will see the fascinating and Venice-approved film The Man Who Sold His Skin [+leggi anche:
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, by Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania, open the 42nd Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, an edition which is set to unspool between 16 and 24 October in physical form and in full compliance with the health recommendations set out by the public authorities, notably the 9pm – 6am curfew (decided upon last night for eight French cities and the Ile-de-France region) which will come into force on Saturday evening and which has forced the team behind the event to carry out an acrobatic, last-minute re-jig of the festival programme.

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In all, nine fiction feature films will battle it out for the 2020 Antigone d'Or, which will be awarded by a jury presided over by French director Grand Corps Malade. Stealing focus among then are four films selected for Cannes this year: Teddy [+leggi anche:
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by Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma (boasting the Official Selection label), Skies of Lebanon by Chloé Mazlo (Critics’ Week label), Should the Wind Drop [+leggi anche:
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by Nora Martirosyan (decorated with both the ACID and the Official Selection labels) and Here We Are by Israel’s Nir Bergman (Official Selection label). Likewise in the running are two titles unveiled in Venice’s Orizzoni line-up: Zanka Contact [+leggi anche:
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by Morocco’s Ismaël El Iraki (a film which scooped the Best Actress trophy on the Lido) and Gaza mon amour [+leggi anche:
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by Palestinian directors Arab and Tarzan Nasser). Rounding off the showcase are two films discovered in the Berlinale’s Panorama section (Sow the Wind [+leggi anche:
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by Italy’s Danilo Caputo and Father [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Srdan Golubović
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by Serbia’s Srdan Golubovic), not to mention Flashdrive by Turkey’s Dervis Zaim.

Five more fiction features will be screened in Montpellier’s Panorama offering: Padrenostro [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Claudio Noce
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by Italy’s Claudio Noce, The Lamb [+leggi anche:
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by his compatriot Mario Piredda, Mica by the French director of Moroccan origin Ismaël Ferroukhi, A Thief’s Daughter [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Belén Funes
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by Spain’s Belén Funes and Between Heaven and Earth [+leggi anche:
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by Palestinian filmmaker Najwa Najjar.

Meanwhile, the Documentaries competition will see eight titles pitted against one another, including Fadma: Even Ants Have Wings [+leggi anche:
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by Belgian-Moroccan director Jawad Rhalib, Acasa, My Home [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Radu Ciorniciuc
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by Romania’s Radu Ciorniciuc, Their Algeria [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Lina Soualem
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by French-Algerian-Palestinian filmmaker Lina Soualem, A Tunnel by the Georgian duo composed of Nino Orjonikidze and Vano Arsenishvili, Express Scopelitis by Greece’s Emilia Milou, We Are From There by Lebanon’s Wissam Tanios, A Class Story [+leggi anche:
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by Italian-Swiss director Valerio Jalongo and Parle-moi d’elles by Egypt’s Marianne Khoury.

Rounding off the programme are 13 premieres, in the form of two French feature films adorned with Cannes’ Official Selection label (Red Soil by Farid Bentoumi and The Speech [+leggi anche:
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by Laurent Tirard), four films coming courtesy of Italian directors (Michele Pennetta’s documentary Il mio corpo [+leggi anche:
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, decorated with Cannes’ ACID label, Giorgio Diritti’s Berlin-award-winning work Hidden Away [+leggi anche:
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, Gabriele Muccino’s The Best Years [+leggi anche:
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and Gianni Amelio’s Hammamet [+leggi anche:
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), the Spanish titles Rosa’s Wedding [+leggi anche:
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by Icíar Bollaín and The Endless Trench [+leggi anche:
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by Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi and José Mari Goenaga, When Tomatoes Met Wagner [+leggi anche:
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by Greece’s Marianna Economou and a further three French features: À l’abordage ! [+leggi anche:
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by Guillaume Brac, Zaï Zaï Zaï by François Desagnat, and Margaux Hartmann by Ludovic Bergery which will be presented by actress Emmanuelle Béart, the guest of honour  (who’s also scheduled to deliver a masterclass) at this year’s Cinemed Festival.

Likewise worth a mention are the Special Screenings on the agenda, including that of Fernanda Valadez’s Identifying Features [+leggi anche:
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and Jean-Patrick Benes’ documentary Le Président d’Yves Jeuland, Le Sens de la famille, which is closing the festival, the line-up dedicated to the complete works of Federico Fellini, the five horror films screening within the La Nuit en Enfer (litt. “Night in Hell”) section, three titles jostling within the Rendez-Vous Fantastiques (litt. “Sci-fi Meetings”) offering, the pat on the back planned for the Toulouse-based animation company TAT Productions, the Cinemed for Children line-up, the short films competition and its associated Panorama section, the festival’s many meetings and, from 20-22 October, the professional event Cinemed Meetings, which Cineuropa will provide further details on at a later stage.

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