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The crème de la crème of young European cinema at Brussels

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The crème de la crème of young European cinema at Brussels

This year, the Brussels European Film Festival, an event for first and second European films, will take place from June 30-July 8. Following a preview screening of Pavee Lacken [+see also:
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by Irish director Perry Ogden (see interview), Artistic Directors Dominique Janne and Jan De Clercq this morning presented a packed programme of fifteen debut films by a new generation of European filmmakers.

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This generation also includes young Belgian directors Fabrice du Welz (The Ordeal [+see also:
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) and Fien Troch (Someone Else’s Happiness [+see also:
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, interview), who will be part of the jury that will have to have to choose from films that have been successful at prestigious festivals as well as this year’s attractive pickings of Eastern European title.

Part of the programme features three Hungarian titles – Taxidermia [+see also:
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by György Pálfi, Fresh Air [+see also:
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by Agnes Kocsis and Black Brush by Roland Vranik (see our special report on Hungarian cinema) – as well as Czech film Something Like Happiness [+see also:
film review
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interview: Bohdan Slama
interview: Pavel Strnad
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by Bohdam Sláma (see Focus), and this year’s Berlin Golden Bear winner, Grbavica [+see also:
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interview: Barbara Albert
interview: Jasmila Zbanic
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(see news) by Jasmila Zbanic, which will open the event.

The amusing 12:08 East of Bucharest [+see also:
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interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
interview: Daniel Burlac
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(see review), by Romania’s Corneliu Porumboiu – winner of the 2006 Caméra d’Or at Cannes last month – will close the very busy week, as the festival also includes open-air screenings, a script concept competition (see news), a new section entitled “Révélations", along with a host of preview screenings, which include four Belgian films – Komma [+see also:
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, Ça m'est égal si demain n'arrive pas (lit. “I Don’t Care if Tomorrow Never Comes”), Le Poulain (lit. “The Foal”) and Ça rend heureux (lit. “That Makes Happy”) by Joachim Lafosse).

Also lined up, in partnership again this year with the Cinémathèque Royale, is the Cinédécouvertes programme, which will present approximately twenty features from throughout the world.

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(Translated from French)

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