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Tidal wave of European films hits Arras for L’Autre Cinéma

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Tidal wave of European films hits Arras for L’Autre Cinéma

The Arras L’autre Cinéma Festival (November 6-15), which has a growing reputation, is in full swing in the Picardy city. In a new addition for its 10th anniversary, there will be a European competition whose jury is presided by director Philippe Lioret and includes Belgian actor Olivier Gourmet, German director Emily Atef, French actress Anne Consigny and producer Christophe Rossignon.

Films vying for honours include German director Maren Ade’s Berlin competition title Everyone Else [+see also:
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interview: Maren Ade
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; Scratch [+see also:
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by Poland’s Michal Rosa (unveiled at Venice Days: see review); The Other Irina by Romania’s Andrei Gruzsniczki (see news); Who’s Afraid of the Wolf by Czech filmmaker Maria Prochazkova (see interview); Croatian/German co-production Buick Riviera by Goran Rusinovic (see interview); Serbian/German/US feature Here and There [+see also:
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by Darko Lungulov (see interview); and two Finnish titles: Dome Karukoski’s Forbidden Fruit [+see also:
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(lauded at Karlovy Vary: see review) and Fredrik Edfeldt’s The Girl [+see also:
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interview: Fredrik Edfeldt
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(see interview).

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In the European Discoveries section are Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev’s Eastern Plays [+see also:
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interview: Kamen Kalev
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(LUX Prize 2009 competition); Made in Hungaria by Hungary’s Gergely Fonyo (see interview); A Woman’s Way [+see also:
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by Greece’s Panos H. Koutras; The Over the Hill Band by Belgium’s Geoffrey Enthoven; Black Sea [+see also:
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by Italian director Federico Bondi; three UK productions (Duncan JonesMoon [+see also:
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, Jan Dunn’s The Calling and Paul Cotter’s Bomber [+see also:
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); and three Romanian films: Corneliu Porumboiu’s Cannes award-winner Police, Adjective [+see also:
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interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
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, Radu Jude’s The Happiest Girl in the World [+see also:
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and the collective work Tales from the Golden Age [+see also:
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The Arras festival will pay homage to Patrice Chéreau and Pavel Lounguine, who will both be in attendance.

The line-up of 18 avant-premieres includes Vincere [+see also:
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interview: Cannes 2009 Marco Bellocchio
interview: Filippo Timi - actor
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by Italy’s Marco Bellocchio; Storm [+see also:
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interview: Alexander Fehling
interview: Hans-Christian Schmid
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by Germany’s Hans-Christian Schmid (LUX Prize 2009 competition); Xavier Giannoli’s Cannes competition title In the Beginning [+see also:
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(see review); Chéreau’s Persecution [+see also:
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(unveiled at the Venice Film Festival: see review); and Mia Hansen-Løve’s Father of My Children [+see also:
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interview: Mia Hansen-Løve
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]
(prize-winner in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes - see review).

The programme also includes Tony Gatlif’s Freedom [+see also:
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, Jérôme Bonnell’s The Queen of Clubs, François Favrat’s The Holy Victory, Eléonore Faucher’s Sisters, Albert Dupontel’s The Villain, Nicolas Vanier’s Wolf, Jean-Jacques Zilbermann’s He Is My Girl, Jane Campion’s Bright Star [+see also:
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, Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro [+see also:
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and Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus [+see also:
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.

(Translated from French)

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