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FESTIVALS France

Young filmmakers of the future

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Dedicated to young directors, the festival of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, which ended on Saturday, honoured for the second time the duo of Spanish directors Inés Paris and Daniela Fejerman. Winners in 2002 with their first feature Ma mère préfère les femmes, the two directors and screenwriters made it a double with their new film Semen, una historia de amor [+see also:
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interview: Inés París & Daniela Fejerman
interview: Mariá Arellano - DeaAPlaneta
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to which Cineuropa dedicated a Focus this summer. Produced by Bocaboca Producciones, the romantic comeday Semen, una historia de amor also picked up in the Basque city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz the award for Best Actor Hector Alterio. Distributed in Spain on the 15th of July by DeA Planeta, the film will be released, notably, in Portugal on the 23rd of December.

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French film production dominates the rest of the awards at 10th edition of the festival to which the country sent 10 features. The "Chistera d'argent" went to 13 Tzameti by Gela Babluani (read la critique) adding another award to the Lion du Futur (Best First Feature) which he picked up at the recent Mostra in Venice. Best Actress went to Mélanie Thierry for her performance in Sans limite, first feature by Cheyenne Carron (Victoires Productions), while the second film by Bourlem Guerdjou, Zaïna, cavalière de l'Atlas won the public prize. Produced by Rezo Production with a co-production partner in the shape of German frim Prokino Filmverleih and the Moroccans at Agora, Zaïna... had 225 000 euros worth of aid from the German-French co-production mini-treaty and will come out on the 9th November on French screens.

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