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22 European titles in competitions at Palic

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22 European titles in competitions at Palic

Founded in 1992, the Palic Film Festival near Subotica, in northernmost Serbia, in 2003 became the Festival of European Film Palic and a member of the European Coordination of Film Festivals. As such, it is now an important point on the film map of the Balkan and Central European regions.

For its 17th edition, running July 17-23, Palic will present 12 films in the main competition, ten in the Parallels and Encounters competition, 20 shorts, documentaries and animated films in the Young Spirits section (including Disco and Atomic War [+see also:
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and A Town Called Panic [+see also:
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interview: Stéphane Aubier and Vincen…
interview: Stéphane Aubier & Vincent P…
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). As well as sidebars of new Belgian and Hungarian cinema, a tribute to Serbian auteur Zelimir Zilnik in the Underground Spirit section, and retrospective tributes of films by Costa-Gavras and Goran Markovic.

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The main competition comprises: Srdjan Koljevic’s The Woman with a Broken Nose [+see also:
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, Calin Peter Netzer’s Medal of Honor [+see also:
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, Dietrich Bruggeman’s Run if You Can [+see also:
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, Aleksi Salmenpera’s Bad Family [+see also:
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, Nabil Ben Yadir’s The Barons [+see also:
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Interview with director and actress of…
interview: Nabil Ben Yadir
film profile
]
, Borys Lankosz’s Reverse [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Agata Buzek - actress
interview: Borys Lankosz
film profile
]
, Ferzan Oztepek’s Loose Cannons [+see also:
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, Xabi Molia’s Eight Times Up [+see also:
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, Benjamin Heisenberg’s The Robber [+see also:
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interview: Benjamin Heisenberg
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]
, Denes Orosz’s Poligamy [+see also:
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, Daniel Sanchez Arevalo’s Fat People [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Interview with Daniel Sánchez-Arévalo,…
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]
and Aleksei Popogrebski’s How I Ended This Summer.

Mathieu Amalric’s On Tour [+see also:
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interview: Mathieu Amalric
interview: Mathieu Amalric
film profile
]
and Srdjan Karanovic’s Besa [+see also:
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]
will screen out of competition.

The Parallels and Encounters competition – dedicated to films from Eastern Europe or whose subject matter is related to that part of the continent – consists of Zilnik’s The Old School of Capitalism, Jacek Borcuch’s All That I Love [+see also:
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, Levan Koguashvili’s Street Days, Robert Glinski’s Piggies [+see also:
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, Asli Ozge’s Men on the Bridge [+see also:
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interview: Asli Özge
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]
, Olivier Masset-Depasse’s Illegal [+see also:
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interview: Olivier Masset-Depasse
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]
, Murat Saracoglu’s Piano Girl, Mira Fornayova’s Foxes [+see also:
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, Balkan omnibus Some Other Stories [+see also:
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and Veiko Ounpuu’s The Temptation of St. Tony [+see also:
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]
.

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