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51 avant-premieres to unspool at Paris Cinéma

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51 avant-premieres to unspool at Paris Cinéma

With a line-up headed by 13 films fresh from the Croisette, the 9th Paris Cinéma kicks off tomorrow. It will unfurl an avalanche of 51 features in avant-premiere, besides the competition (see news), tributes and professional events. The abundant programme gives pride of place to quality European productions.

Fresh from their Cannes competition slot are Melancholia [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lars von Trier
film profile
]
by Denmark’s Lars von Trier, The Skin I Live In [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pedro Almodóvar
film profile
]
by Spain’s Pedro Almodovar, We Need to Talk About Kevin [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lynne Ramsay
film profile
]
by Brit director Lynne Ramsay, Michael [+see also:
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by Austria’s Markus Schleinzer and Poliss [+see also:
film review
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interview: Maïwenn
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]
by France’s Maiwenn, which will open the event.

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Other former Croisette contenders will also be showcased at Paris Cinéma, including Pierre Schoeller’s The Minister [+see also:
film review
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interview: Pierre Schoeller
film profile
]
; Bruno Dumont’s Hors Satan [+see also:
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film profile
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; Belgian/French co-production The Fairy [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
film profile
]
by directorial trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy; André Téchiné’s Unforgivable [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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; Nadine Labaki’s Where Do We Go Now? [+see also:
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; Ismael Ferroukhi’s Free Men [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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; and documentaries The Look by Angelina Maccarone and Tous au Larzac [+see also:
trailer
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by Christian Rouaud.

Four titles presented at the Berlinale 2011 are also in the line-up: Michel Ocelot’s Tales of the Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michel Ocelot
film profile
]
, Julie Gavras’s Late Bloomers [+see also:
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interview: Julie Gavras
film profile
]
, Miranda July’s German co-production The Future [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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and Cyril Tuschi’s German documentary Khodorkovsky.

Also showing are Greek helmer Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Venice prize-winner Attenberg [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Athina Rachel Tsangari
film profile
]
and the top winner at the latest San Sebastian fest: Neds [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Brit director Peter Mullan.

Paris Cinéma will also unspool animated film Chico & Rita [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando
film profile
]
by Spanish directors Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal; Blackthorn by fellow Spanish helmer Mateo Gil; Happy Happy [+see also:
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by Norway’s Anne Sewitsky; and The Trip [+see also:
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by Britain’s Michael Winterbottom.

Finally, French productions will be in the spotlight with Mia Hansen-Love’s Goodbye First Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mia Hansen-Love
film profile
]
; Dominique Moll’s The Monk; Vincent Garenq’s Présumé Coupable (“Presumed Guilty”); Jean-Marc Moutout’s Early One Morning; Pascal Sid and Julien Lacombe’s Behind the Walls; Guy Mazarguil’s L'Art de Séduire (“The Art of Seduction”); Christine François’s Le Bruit des Enfants Fourmis (“The Sound of the Ant Children”); Jean-Luc Perreard’s Itinéraires Bis (“Alternative Route”); Tristan Aurouet’s Mineurs 27; Denis Thybaud’s Mythos; and Gilles Legrand’s You Will Be My Son.

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(Translated from French)

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