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The best of European film showcased at Crossing Europe

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The best of European film showcased at Crossing Europe

Kicking off today in Linz, the 6th Crossing Europe Film Festival (April 20-26) will present 177 features, documentaries and shorts from 33 different countries.

Among the 11 titles in competition are films that have won acclaim at other festivals. These include Berlin contenders Calimucho by Eugenie Jansen (Holland) and Light Gradient [+see also:
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by Jan Krüger (Germany, see review); and Cannes titles Grown Ups [+see also:
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by Anna Novion (see review), Versailles [+see also:
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by Pierre Schoeller, Involuntary [+see also:
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by Sweden’s Ruben Östlund (see review) and Snow [+see also:
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by Bosnian director Aida Begic.

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Also screening in competition are Vincent Pluss’ The Noise In My Head [+see also:
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(Swiss Film Award for Best Actress); and Gianni Di Gregorio’s Italian hit Mid-August Lunch [+see also:
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(prize-winner at the latest Venice Film Festival).

The Panorama section features 20 titles, including French director Claire Denis’ 35 Shots of Rum [+see also:
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; Maren Ade’s Everyone Else [+see also:
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(see review), which won two awards at the latest Berlinale; Peter Strickland’s superb Hungarian/Romanian co-production Katalin Varga [+see also:
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(see review), which also scooped honours at Berlin; and Helena Trestikova’s acclaimed Czech film René.

Besides the Panorama Special section – showcasing 34 films – Crossing Europe will host the "Working Worlds" sidebar, the "Night Sight" programme (dedicated to genre films) and a vast selection of Austrian titles. There will also be a homage to Swiss-French filmmakers Lionel Baier and Ursula Meier and a special section focusing on the work of Norwegian director and video artist Inger Lise Hansen.

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(Translated from French)

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