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Il Film Fest Gent apre la sua 49ma edizione con Close

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- La nuova edizione del festival batte bandiera belga con due giovani talenti promettenti che aprono il programma e il suo concorso: Lukas Dhont e Valentina Maurel

Il Film Fest Gent apre la sua 49ma edizione con Close
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On the occasion of a 49th edition which looks set to be one of quality, Film Fest Gent has chosen to shine a light on the young generation of Belgian filmmakers by opening the festivities with Lukas Dhont’s wonderful second feature film Close [+leggi anche:
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- which won the Grand Jury Prize in Cannes and is set to represent Belgium at the upcoming Oscars - and by opening the Official Competition with the brilliant debut film by the Costa Rican director based in Belgium Valentina Maurel, Tengo sueños eléctricos [+leggi anche:
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. A co-production between Belgium, France and Costa Rica, the movie scooped the Best Director, Best Female Performance and Best Male Performances trophies in Locarno, as well as recently nabbing the Horizontes Latinos Award in San Sebastián.

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The festival’s Competition, unfolding between 11 and 22 October, will consist of 12 international feature films - including Tengo sueños eléctricos - which have previously been uncovered in major festivals. Arriving straight from the Lido, the festival will host a Belgian premiere of Saint Omer [+leggi anche:
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, which is the debut feature film by French director Alice Diop who made a splash in Venice when she walked away with the Grand Prize. Likewise in the running, we find To the North [+leggi anche:
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by Romania’s Mihai Mincan, and Trenque Lauquen [+leggi anche:
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by Argentina’s Laura Citarella, which were both unveiled in the Orizzonti line-up. But Venice isn’t the only festival well-represented in this section, since 5 films revealed to the world in Cannes are also on the agenda: One Fine Morning [+leggi anche:
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by Mia-Hansen Love (favoured by the Directors’ Fortnight); Tarik Saleh’s implacable Boy from Heaven [+leggi anche:
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, screened in the Official Competition alongside Albert Serra’s Pacifiction [+leggi anche:
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; Corsage [+leggi anche:
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by Marie Kreutzer, which left an impression in the Un Certain Regard section; and Are You Lonesome Tonight by Chinese director Shipei Wen, which was presented in a Special Screening last year. The Competition will also feature A Piece of Sky [+leggi anche:
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by Switzerland’s Michael Koch and Klondike [+leggi anche:
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by Ukrainian filmmaker Marina Er Gorbach. The final film selected to compete is an animated film unveiled in Annecy: Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman [+leggi anche:
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by Pierre Földes, which is based upon Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s similarly named short stories.

In all, no less than 116 feature films, 3 series and 40 shorts will be offered up to audiences. A number of thematic sections will also run in parallel to the Competition, as well as a focus on South Korean film, a tribute to the pioneer of Belgian animation Raoul Servais, and various films screening in Belgian premieres, notably including the Berlinale’s most recent Golden Bear winner (Alcarràs [+leggi anche:
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by Carla Simón) and new films by Sam Mendes (Empire of Light [+leggi anche:
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), Cristian Mungiu (R.M.N. [+leggi anche:
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) and Ali Abbasi (Holy Spider [+leggi anche:
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).

Last but not least, a raft of encounters are in the offing, including a Directors’ Talk involving Céline Sciamma and Lukas Dhont, and, of course, the World Soundtrack Awards, which are scheduled for 22 October and which will see a Lifetime Achievement Award handed to French composer Bruno Coulais (Microcosmos, Crimson Rivers, The Chorus [+leggi anche:
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, Coraline).

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