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15th European celebration for Cinessonne

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- Jacques Doillon, Shane Meadows, Vladimir Leschiov and Paul Negoescu are amongst the guests of honour of the event beginning today

15th European celebration for Cinessonne
In the Name of by Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska

Quality and discovery are both present at the 15th Cinessonne European Cinema Festival, which begins today in 14 cinemas of the Essone region, near Paris. Amongst the 10 titles in competition, which will be judged by a jury presided by Belgian filmmaker Marion Hansël, the competitor from Berlin In the Name of [+see also:
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interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
interview: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz
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  by Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska stands out (to be released in France on January 1 via Zed), as well as the revelation from Cannes The Selfish Giant [+see also:
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interview: Clio Barnard
interview: Clio Barnard
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by British director Clio Barnard (distribution Pyramide on December 18), Longwave [+see also:
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interview: Lionel Baier
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 by Swiss filmmaker Lionel Baier (unveiled in Locarno – to be released on February 12, 2014 via Happiness Distribution), Alì Blue Eyes [+see also:
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interview: Claudio Giovannesi
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 by promising  young Italian director Claudio Giovannesi (to be released in April 2014 via Bellissima Films) and Suzanne [+see also:
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interview: Katell Quillévéré
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by French director Katell Quillévéré (appreciated on the Croisette – watch the video interview -Mars Distribution on December 18).

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Also competing, My Dog Killer [+see also:
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by Slovakian director Mira Fornay (read the review), Soldate Jeannette [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Hoesl
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by Austrian director Daniel Hoesl (watch the video interview), Irish production Mister John [+see also:
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 by duo Joe Lawlor - Christine Molloy, the animated Spanish film The Apostle by Fernando Corizo Rodriguez (Prize of the Public in Annecy) and Paradjanov [+see also:
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by Serge Avédikian and Olena Fetosova (a coproduction between Ukraine, France, Georgia and Armenia).

The Cinessonne Festival will open and close with two French majority productions revealed during the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes: Me Myself and Mum [+see also:
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by Guillaume Gallienne (release by Gaumont on November 20) and Henri [+see also:
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interview: Yolande Moreau
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byBelgian director Yolande Moreau (distribution Le Pacte on December 4). It is also worth noting the creation this year of a competitive section dedicated to French films. The selected features include Tonnerre [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Brac
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by Guillaume Brac (Wild Bunch Distribution on January 29), 2 Autumns, 3 Winters [+see also:
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by Sébastien Betbetder (UFO Distribution on December 25), The Morning Star [+see also:
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by Sophie BlondyPasser l'hiver [+see also:
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 by Aurélia Barbet (article - Shellac Distribution on January 15) and Le sens de l'humour [+see also:
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by Marilyne Canto (news [+see also:
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 - February 26 via Pyramide).

Several filmmakers stand out amongst the guests of honour: French director Jacques Doillon, British director Shane Meadows, Latvian animation specialist Vladimir Leschiov, Lebanese duo Joana Hadjithomas - Khalil Joreige and young Romanian filmmaker Paul Negoescu.

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(Translated from French)

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