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L'Europe autour de l'Europe film festival touches down in Paris

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- The 13th edition will run from 14 March to 1 April with a competition, a focus on the Baltic countries, tributes and multiple events

L'Europe autour de l'Europe film festival touches down in Paris
Kazarken: As We Dig by Güldem Durmaz

Joy of Learning by Jean-Luc Godard (50 years after its production in 1968) will be opening the 13th edition of L'Europe autour de l'Europe festival tomorrow, which will take place from 14 March to 1 April in Paris and Ile-de-France. 

Nine feature films that have yet to be released in France will be battling it out for the 2018 Sauvage Prize, awarded by a jury chaired by the Bulgarian filmmaker Ralitza Petrova. Among them, five films directed by women stand out: Wild Roses [+see also:
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by the Polish director Anna Jadowska (Best Film and Best Actress at Cottbus, also awarded at Stockholm), Aurora Borealis [+see also:
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by the Hungarian director Márta Mészáros (nominated for Best Film at the Hungarian Film Awards in 2018), the French-Belgian documentary Kazarken: As We Dig [+see also:
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by Güldem Durmaz, Colo [+see also:
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by the Portuguese director Teresa Villaverde (appreciated in competition at Berlin last year) and Wild [+see also:
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by the German director Nicolette Krebitz (in competition at Sundance). Also in the running are The Constitution [+see also:
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by the Croatian director Rajko Grlić (winner at Montréal, Lecce and awarded the Audience Choice award at CinEast), the docu-fiction Karenina & I [+see also:
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bythe Italian director Tommaso Mottola, November [+see also:
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by the Estonian director Rainer Sarnet (awarded for photography at Tribeca and the Best Foreign Film Oscar candidate for his country) and The Interpreter [+see also:
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by the Slovakian director Martin Šulík (screened last month at Berlin).

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Amongst other events, Irena Bilić will be hosting a focus on Baltic countries, with films by the Lithuanian director Sharunas Bartas and documentaries by his compatriots Audrius Stoneys and Arūnas Matelis, as well as films by the Latvian  director Viesturs Kairišs and the Estonian director Jaak Kilmi. A tribute to the Estonian producer Katrin Kissa (Homeless Bob Production) is also on the menu.

The festival's very rich program also includes a tribute to the French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud, to the Spanish filmmaker Albert Serra and "to the maestros" Miklós Jancsó, Manoel de Oliveira and Zoltán Fábri. Also noteworthy is a dive into the classics with "A decade of German cinema, 1920-1930" at The Seydoux-Pathé Foundation, the themed “Frontières" program, a new section called La Sélection Française (including Barbara [+see also:
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by Mathieu Amalric, Bloody Milk [+see also:
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by Hubert Charuel,Bright Sunshine In [+see also:
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by Claire Denis, Braguinoby Clement Cogitore andC'est assex bien d'être fou by Antoine Page and Bilal Berreni), short films directed by women, and a carte blanche for Tue Steen Müller, a world-renowned festival commissioner who will be presenting three documentaries: ...When You Look Away [+see also:
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by the Danish director Phie Ambo, 21 x New York [+see also:
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by the Polish director Piotr Stasik and The Prince and the Dybbuk [+see also:
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by fellow compatriots Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski.

(Translated from French)

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