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ArteKino Festival: 10 European films to stream for free online

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- 50,000 tickets are up for grabs for ten art house films available digitally, in ten languages and in 45 countries across Europe, from 1 December

ArteKino Festival: 10 European films to stream for free online
Sons of Denmark by Ulaa Salim

The ArteKino Festival, launched in 2016 by ARTE and Festival Scope with the support of Europe Créative in order to showcase and promote European arthouse cinema, is back for its 4th edition, set to take place from Sunday 1 to Tuesday 31 December. On the menu are ten features (helmed by five female and five male directors), including seven feature debuts, which will be available online, free of charge with a total of 50,000 tickets (5,000 per film) available, to be requested via artekinofestival.com and the ArteKino app. The line-up is accessible in 45 countries and in ten languages (French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish and Ukrainian).

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Standing out from the programme is the explosive politico-familial thriller Sons of Denmark [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Elliott Crosset Hove
interview: Ulaa Salim
film profile
]
by Ulaa Salim (discovered in competition at Rotterdam) and the disturbing psychological drama Stitches [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miroslav Terzić
film profile
]
from Serbian director Miroslav Terzic (winner among other prizes of the Label Europa Cinemas award in the Panorama section of the Berlinale and of the Golden Antigone award for Best Film at the Cinemed festival in Montpellier).

Also in the programme are German production Thirty [+see also:
trailer
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from Bulgarian director Simona Kostova (in competition earlier this year in the Bright Future section at Rotterdam), Psychobitch [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
from Norwegian director Martin Lund, Ruth [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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from Portuguese director Antonio Pinhão Botelho, Thirst [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Svetla Tsotsorkova
film profile
]
from Bulgarian director Svetla Tsotsorkova (shown in the New Directors section at San Sebastian) and Messi [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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and [+see also:
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Maud [+see also:
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from Dutch director Marleen Jonkman (which screened in Toronto).

The selection also features three documentaries, two of which were discovered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale (the extremely endearing Selfie [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
from Italian director Agostino Ferrente, which is among the five films nominated for the European Film Award 2019 for Best Documentary, and Normal [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
from fellow country woman Adele Tulli), as well as Sad Song from French director Louise Narboni (winner at FIDMarseille).

Two awards (adding up to a total of €30,000) will be handed out: Internet viewers will be able to vote for the Audience Award, and a brand new Youth Jury Prize will be bestowed by a panel of young Europeans aged between 18 and 25 years old.

Finally, it is worth noting that the ArteKino Foundation also supports feature projects, with the ArteKino International Prize, a development award handed out in a dozen of major film festivals. With ArteKino Selection, one film or one cycle is now programmed every month for free, on Arte’s three cinema internet offerings (artekinofestival.com, arte.tv and the YouTube channel Arte Cinéma).

The complete selection of ArteKino 2019 :

Sad SongLouise Narboni (France)
Messi [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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and [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Maud [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Marleen Jonkman (Netherlands/Germany)
Normal [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Adele Tulli (Italy)
Psychobitch [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Martin Lund (Norway)
Ruth [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Antonio Pinhão Botelho (Portugal)
Selfie [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Agostino Ferrente (France/Italy)
Sons of Denmark [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Elliott Crosset Hove
interview: Ulaa Salim
film profile
]
Ulaa Salim (Denmark)
Stitches [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miroslav Terzić
film profile
]
Miroslav Terzić (Serbia/Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Thirst [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Svetla Tsotsorkova
film profile
]
Svetla Tsotsorkova (Bulgaria)
Thirty [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Simona Kostova (Germany)

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(Translated from French)

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