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Arnaud des Pallières opens the Marseilles FID with Poussières d’Amérique

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Thirty-two worldwide and international premieres feature on the menu of the 22nd FID Marseille (Marseilles International Documentary Festival) which from 6-11 July will serve up a huge programme of 150 films. Now expanded to cover a great diversity of styles and mixing fiction with documentaries, the event will be opened by Poussières d’Amérique (“American Dust”) by Arnaud des Pallières. Notable for his feature films Adieu and Parc [+see also:
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(Horizons section at the Venice film festival 2008), in this production provided by Les Films Hatari, the director unveils a subjective history of America, through images drawn from private archives, fictional works and American music.

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These films are participating in the international competition, which brings together 20 titles, including Il se peut que la beauté ait renforcé notre résolution by France’s Philippe Grandrieux, Sibérie by his fellow countrywoman Joanna Press, The End of the World Begins with a Lie by Polish-born Lech Kowalski, Spectres by Belgium’s Sven Augustijnen, Vikingland by Spain’s Xurxo Chirro or even the German-Austrian co-production Das Schlechte Feld by Bernhard Sallmann.

Also noteworthy are the offerings in several parallel sections, such as Correspondance Jonas Mekas by Spain’s Jose Luis Guerin, Dell’Avventura by Italy’s Romano Guelfi, the First World War movie L’altra faccia della spirale by his countryman Giacconi Riccardo, the Swiss film Marcel Ophüls et Jean-Luc Godard: la rencontre de Saint-Gervais by the Frédéric Choffat-Vincent Lowy duo, Portuguese production A Zona by Sandro Aguilar as well as a short by Sweden’s Ruben Ostlund : Incident by a Bank. In addition, there will be numerous professional events, such as the FIDLab, the international platform of support for co-production, which will take place on 7-8 July.

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(Translated from French)

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