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T-Mobile Era New Horizons: Wroclaw becomes the capital of cinema for 11 days

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- 352 movies including 196 feature films are on the menu of the most important international film festival taking place in Poland and which opens today

T-Mobile Era New Horizons: Wroclaw becomes the capital of cinema for 11 days

Today begins in Wroclaw the 13th edition of the Festival T-Mobile Era New Horizons, the most important international cinematographic event in Poland. Until July 28th, the event will present 352 movies, including 196 feature films and 143 films never released in Poland, while the Palme d’Or winner from Cannes Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
film profile
]
by Abdellatif Kechiche will feature amongst the three opening films.

The Official Competition notably includes Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alain Guiraudie
festival scope
film profile
]
by French director Alain Guiraudie, Foudre by his compatriot Manuela Morgaine (article), Silent Ones [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
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by Dutch director Ricky Rijneke (interview), the Franco-British coproduction Leviathan [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, the Argentino-Franco-Dutch movie Leones [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Jazmín López and the Polish production Floating Skyscrapers [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Tomasz Wasilewski
festival scope
film profile
]
by Tomasz Wasilewski (read the review).

As for the competitive section for films about art, the Austrian production Elektro Moskva by duo Dominik Spritzendorfer - Elena Tikhonova stands out, as well as the German film Peaches Does Herself [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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directed and played by rock star, feminist and performance artist Peaches, and Marionetista by Polish director Wiktoria Szymanska, which focuses on the work of Michael Meschke.

In terms of special events, it is also worth mentioning the 15 episodes of The Story of Film by Irish director Mark Cousins, who will also be in Wroclaw to present his most recent work: What Is This Film Called Love? A Focus on neo-baroque French films with titles by Leos Carax, Jean-Jacques Beineix and Luc Besson is also scheduled, as well as retrospectives about Polish and German experimental filmmakers Walerian Borowczyk and Hans Jürgen Syberberg. 

National cinema will be showcased during the Polish Days (from July 24th to 26th), which will notably present Papusza [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Joanna Kos Krauze
festival scope
film profile
]
by Joanna and Krzysztof Krauze (read the review), Six Degrees by Bartosz Dombrowski and work in progress films such as The Red Spider by Marcin KoszalkaJack Strong by Wladyslaw Pasikowski and Performer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Lukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczanski. Also present at the Polish Days: international vendors (Memento, Hanway, Wide Management, LevelK, Intramovies, etc), distributors (Wild Bunch, Artificial Eye, Urban Distribution, Gutek Film, Mañana, Epicentre, etc), televisions (TVP, Polsat) and selectors from the Cannes, Berlin, Busan, Rotterdam, Tribeca, Karlovy Vary, Edinburgh, Cottbus and Göteborg Film Festivals.

(Translated from French)

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