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NEW HORIZONS 2017

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A spirit of resistance envelops the New Horizons Film Festival

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- 200 films hailing from over 50 countries will be on show at the 17th edition of the event that unspools in Wrocław from 3-13 August

A spirit of resistance envelops the New Horizons Film Festival
A Heart of Love by Lukasz Ronduda

Traditionally organised in July, the New Horizons Film Festival, the biggest Polish event dedicated to international film, will take place in August (3-13) for the first time this year, with The Double Lover [+see also:
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by François Ozon serving as the opening film and BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
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by Robin Campillo (the winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes in May) having the honour of closing the gathering. For the 17th edition of the event, 200 fiction features hailing from 50 countries will be showcased in Wrocław, 138 of which will be Polish premieres and four world premieres.

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The official competition will gather together 12 movies selected for their new forms of expression and the courage exhibited by their directors in tackling important topics – indeed, the spirit of resistance is a key subject running through this edition of the festival. Among these 12 titles are a French production (Makala [+see also:
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 by Emmanuel Gras), two German films (Western [+see also:
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 by Valeska Grisebach and The Impossible Picture by Sandra Wollner), one Danish executive production (Winter Brothers [+see also:
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 by Iceland’s Hlynur Pálmason), All the Cities of the North [+see also:
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interview: Dane Komljen
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 by Bosnia’s Dane Komljen (produced by Serbia with Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina) and 3 Women or Waking Up From My Bosnian Dream by Mexico’s Sergio Flores Thorija (produced by Sarajevo-based Film Factory).

Three Polish films will also be duking it out: A Heart of Love [+see also:
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 by Lukasz Ronduda, which paints a portrait of a pair of contemporary artists (Wojtek Bąkowski and Zuza Bartoszek), the experimental film Photon by video artist Norman Leto and Birds Are Singing in Kigali [+see also:
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interview: Joanna Kos-Krauze
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 by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze (which earned Jowita Budnik and Eliane Umuhire a tied Best Actress Award at Karlovy Vary).

The competition is rounded off by two Mexican films (Strange but True by Michel Lipkes and Everything Else by Natalia Almada) and a US feature (Menashe by Joshua Z Weinstein), shot in the Hassidic community in Brooklyn.

As is the case every year, the T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival will also single out the best films on art, which will be presented in their own separate competition. Here, audiences will be able to discover such movies as Hamsters [+see also:
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by Martine Doyen (Belgium), Where Is Rocky II? [+see also:
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by Pierre Bismuth (France/Germany/Belgium/Italy), Somniloquies by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (France) and three German films: If I Think of Germany at Night [+see also:
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by Romuald Karmakar, Self Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog [+see also:
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by Julian Radlmaier and Spin by Ginan Seidl.

(Translated from French)

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