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CINEMA JOVE 2022

Mia Hansen-Løve to be the guest of honour at the 37th Cinema Jove

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- The French filmmaker will receive the Moon of Valencia Award and will also present the Spanish premiere of Bergman Island as part of a rich and varied programme

Mia Hansen-Løve to be the guest of honour at the 37th Cinema Jove
Bergman Island by Mia Hansen-Løve

The 37th Cinema Jove is all set to unspool between 24 June and 2 July, organised by the Generalitat (Valencia’s local government) via the Valencian Cultural Institute. The festival director, Carlos Madrid, has been unable to hide his joy ever since it was announced that this year’s Moon of Valencia Award would go to Mia Hansen-Løve. In his words, she is “one of the most outstanding young voices in 21st-century French cinema. Her career oozes a certain non-conformism in terms of its themes, because every film tackles a different subject to the previous one. Despite this eclecticism, they all share an intimate vision and make a careful observation of certain impasses in life, never ceasing to be authentic portrayals of uncertainty and doubt,” he stated.

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As it happens, Bergman Island [+see also:
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, a romantic drama boasting a cast toplined by Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth and Mia Wasikowska, will get an airing at Cinema Jove ahead of its release in Spanish theatres, as the event will be screening the French director’s filmography in its entirety. What’s more, she will be present at several points throughout the festival, be it at the opening ceremony, where she will be handed her Lifetime Achievement Award, at the preview screening of her penultimate work in the Film Library on 23 June, or at a Q&A with the press and the audience.

As for the official feature-film section of the 37th Cinema Jove, it comprises The Den [+see also:
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(Italy) by Beatrice Baldacci, which puts young love under the microscope in a rural setting; Feature Film About Life [+see also:
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interview: Dovile Sarutyte
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by Lithuanian director Dovilė Šarutyte, which also broaches the subject of complex family conflicts; Germany’s Talking About the Weather [+see also:
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interview: Annika Pinske
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, the feature debut by Annika Pinske, plunging into a woman’s return to her roots; Jet Lag [+see also:
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(Austria/Switzerland), a video essay helmed by China’s Zheng Lu Xinyuan; Small, Slow but Steady [+see also:
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(France/Japan) by Shô Miyake, a drama set in the COVID era; The Stranger [+see also:
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interview: Ameer Fakher Eldin
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(Palestine/Germany/Qatar) by Ameer Fakher Eldin, a portrait of a man wallowing in an existential crisis; Geranium (Turkey) by Çagil Bocut, which talks about reconciliation between a father and daughter; the Kazakh title Happiness by Askar Uzabayev, the chronicle of a patriarchal society that is in the process of breaking down; the Bengali-language effort Rehana, Abdullah Mohammad Saad’s reflection on toxic masculinity; and the South Korean film Nobody’s Lover by Han In-mi.

As for Spanish cinema, Valencia will host the screenings of four movies: Full of Grace [+see also:
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by Valencian native Roberto Bueso; Dúo by Meritxell Colell, which won the Award for Best Director in the Zonazine section of the most recent Málaga Film Festival; My Emptiness and I [+see also:
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by Adrián Silvestre (which also emerged victorious at Málaga, scooping the Special Jury Prize); and El joven Berlanga by Chechu García-Berlanga, a documentary that outlines the first 25 years in the life of the Valencian maestro, the man behind indispensable films such as La escopeta nacional and The Executioner.

Among the centrepieces of Cinema Jove 2022 is the concert that French musician Oliver Arson (the composer of soundtracks to films of the likes of The Realm [+see also:
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, Madre [+see also:
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and The Beasts [+see also:
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) will put on together with the Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat (Young Orchestra of the Generalitat) on 29 June. In addition, it’s worth noting that the strand dedicated to the first few years in the career of an influential figure will, for the first time, pay tribute to a female director: that much-loved genius Agnès Varda.

The full programme of the festival, including the contents of all sections, can be found on its website.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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