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BIOGRAFILM 2018

Carlos Saura lleva Renzo Piano a Biografilm

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Carlos Saura lleva Renzo Piano a Biografilm
Renzo Piano, de Carlos Saura

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"The contamination between fiction and documentary is getting stronger, and it is increasingly common to find works of fiction in the international cinema scene that draw from the stylistic elements of documentary film, and vice versa," stated Andrea Romeo, director of Biografilm Festival, which has set aside a rich programme of films, documentaries, portraits and biopics about the world of art and culture’s greatest protagonists for its 14th edition (Bologna, 14 to 21 June), with exciting previews of films screened at some the most prestigious international festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Berlin.

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Kicking off festivities is Le Brio [+lee también:
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by Yvan Attal, a brilliant comedy starring Daniel Auteil and Camélia Jordana, who won a César for Most Promising Actress in 2018 (the film will be released in Italy next November by I Wonder Pictures). The International Competition will be screening 10 premieres, such as Another Day of Life [+lee también:
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by Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow – a documentary with animated elements arriving directly from Cannes and The Eyes of Orson Welles [+lee también:
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by Mark Cousins. Other titles in the race include Amal [+lee también:
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by Mohamed Siam, the touching coming-of-age story of a 14-year-old against the backdrop of the Egyptian Revolution (a German, French and Norwegian co-production), the German-British title Shut Up and Play the Piano [+lee también:
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by Philipp Jedicke about the Canadian musician and performer Chilly Gonzales, and Matangi/Maia/MIA [+lee también:
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by Stephen Loveridge, a documentary that has already bewitched Sundance and the Berlinale, about a Sri Lankan “bad girl” who has become one of the most interesting artists on the contemporary music scene. The festival will also be hosting the world premiere of The Things We Keep [+lee también:
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by Alessandro Cassigoli and Kasey Kauffman, an ode to friendship that delves into the pages of contemporary history, starring an aspiring filmmaker and an Al Jazeera reporter.

In the Contemporary Lives section, which is dedicated to the hottest characters and themes of the contemporary world, includes the European premiere of The Cleaners [+lee también:
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by Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck about the system of content control by web giants and The Oslo Diaries by Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan, about the secret meeting between two Israeli professors and three PLO members in Oslo in 1992 in order to try to reach an impossible peace agreement. The section also includes the French title Out [+lee también:
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by Denis Parrot, which collects the testimonies of several teenagers who have declared their homosexuality live on the web, the Finnish title Entrepreneur by Virpu Suutari, which ponders what it means to be an entrepreneur today, and Golden Dawn Girls [+lee también:
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by Havard Bustnes, also from northern Europe, which reconstructs the rise of the Greek right-wing Golden Dawn party through the experience of a mother, a wife and a daughter. Libre [+lee también:
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by Michel Toesca, At the Philosophers' School [+lee también:
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by Fernand Melgar, and many other films will also be screened in the section.

As for Biografilm Italia, six of the eight titles will be presented in world premiere, including: This Is Not a Cannolo [+lee también:
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entrevista: Tea Falco
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, the debut film by Tea Falco (actress well-known for Me and You [+lee también:
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by Bertolucci), the UFO investigation A.L.B.E., A Life Beyond Earth by Elisa Fuksas, Bottoms Up [+lee también:
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by Brunella Fili (can you be happy despite a serious illness?), the German-Italian co-production Iuventa [+lee también:
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by Michele Cinque, about a ship used to save many migrants, which has been seized and The Last Italian Cowboys [+lee también:
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by Walter Bencini, about the cowboys of the Maremma in Tuscany.

The films that stand out in the sizeable Biografilm Europe and Worldwide section – which awaits some further additions in the next few days – are Diamantino [+lee también:
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by Gabriel Abrantes (awarded at Cannes Critics' Week this year), the Berlin Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not [+lee también:
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entrevista: Adina Pintilie
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by Adina Pintilie, the Silver Bear winner Mug [+lee también:
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entrevista: Małgorzata Szumowska
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by Malgorzata Szumowska, the Spanish blockbuster Campeones [+lee también:
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by Javier Fesser, and the film applauded at Cannes by the Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov, Summer [+lee también:
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entrevista: Ilya Stewart
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. The Biografilm Art & Music section boasts the world premiere of Renzo Piano, an Architect for Santander [+lee también:
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entrevista: Carlos Saura
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, directed by the great Spanish director Carlos Saura (who will be in Bologna), The Greenaway Alphabet [+lee también:
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by Saskia Boddeke, McQueen [+lee también:
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by Ian Bonhôte and Dreaming Murakami [+lee también:
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by the Danish director Nitesh Anjaan.

Finally, a new section dedicated to TV series – Biografilm Series – will be screening a dozen titles in Italian premiere from Belgium, Russia, Denmark, the United States and South America. A few series like Skam Italy and the Danish TV series The Vanishing will be shown in their entirety as part of a marathon run: a unique opportunity for some collective binge-watching.

(Traducción del italiano)

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