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Deluge of European films to hit Seville

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Deluge of European films to hit Seville

Over 150 European productions will screen at the 10th Seville European Film Festival, which will run from November 5-13.

As always, the main attraction is the Official Selection competition, where highlights include Susanne Bier’s Danish film In a Better World [+see also:
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, Kornél Munduczó’s Hungarian title Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project [+see also:
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, Yasmina Reza’s French flick Chicas [+see also:
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and Bernard Rose’s UK feature Mr. Nice [+see also:
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The Andalusian fest is one of the leading events in the European audiovisual sector, both as a showcase for new works and a meeting place for EC, national and regional institutions. For example, the nominations for the European Film Academy (EFA) Awards will be announced here.

Moreover, this year the Industry Forum will be held from November 7-13. It will host a series of meetings on themes including international financing of European cinema, international marketing and distribution and the role of women in the industry.

Rounding off the Official Selection are Spanish productions Naufragio (“Shipwreck”) by Pedro Aguilera, The Return by Nonio Parejo, and Flamenco, Flamenco by Carlos Saura; Dutch titles Joy [+see also:
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by Mijke de Jong and The Happy Housewife [+see also:
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by Antoinette Beumer; Vardis Marinakis’s Greek film Black Field [+see also:
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; Aleksei Fedorchenko’s Russian flick Silent Souls; and various co-productions, including Srdan Koljevic’s The Woman with a Broken Nose [+see also:
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(Germany/Serbia); Mohamed Al-Daradji’s Son of Babylon [+see also:
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(Iraq/United Kingdom/Holland/France/United Arab Emirates/Egypt/Palestine); Chris Kraus’s The Poll Diaries [+see also:
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(Germany/Austria/Estonia); and Ineke Smits’s The Aviatrix of Kazbek [+see also:
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(Holland/Belgium/Denmark/Georgia/Germany).

Finally, the Seville fest includes several other sections: EFA Selection (comprising some of the productions vying for the European Film Academy awards); Eurimages (films financed by the EU programme); Eurodoc (dedicated to documentary films); First Films First (made up of debut films); and several sections focusing on films from the Netherlands, which will be in the spotlight this year.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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