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ARRAS 2016

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- In inglese: Comincia oggi la 17a edizione di una manifestazione sempre più attraente e popolare, che mischia il cinema d'autore europeo con film diretti al grande pubblico

Arras alza il sipario
Two Is a Family by Hugo Gélin

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The 17th edition of the Arras Film Festival (read the interview with general delegate Eric Miot) kicks off today. Boasting ever-rising attendance levels, the gathering has a winning strategy: treating audiences to a fine balance between exploring various European film industries that may not be so well known in France, and a line-up rich in more popular titles, complete with premiere screenings in the presence of the films’ casts and crews.

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Besides the competition, which awards the Golden Atlas to the winning film, and the "Eastern Selection" and "European Discoveries" sections (read the presentation news), the ten-day gathering will stand out from the rest thanks to its programme of 32 features receiving a premiere screening, starting with the opening film, Two Is a Family [+leggi anche:
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by Hugo Gélin (toplined by Omar Sy). 

Also included in the showcase are works that were unveiled at major international festivals this year: at Cannes (the award-winning Graduation [+leggi anche:
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Q&A: Cristian Mungiu
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by Romania’s Cristian Mungiu, competitors Loving [+leggi anche:
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by Jeff Nichols, Paterson [+leggi anche:
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by Jim Jarmusch, Tour de France [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Rachid Djaïdani
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by Rachid Djaïdani and Sweet Dreams [+leggi anche:
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by Italy’s Marco Bellocchio, screened in the Directors’ Fortnight, and Pierre Filmon’s documentary Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond, presented in Cannes Classics), Locarno (Ceasefire [+leggi anche:
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by Emmanuel Courcol, In the Forest [+leggi anche:
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by Gilles Marchand, Vincent and the End of the World [+leggi anche:
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by Belgian director Christophe van Rompaey), Berlin (The Commune [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Thomas Vinterberg
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by Denmark’s Thomas Vinterberg and Miss Impossible [+leggi anche:
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by Emilie Deleuze), Telluride (Lost in Paris [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
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by Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel), Toronto (150 Milligrams [+leggi anche:
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by Emmanuelle Bercot, Souvenir [+leggi anche:
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by Belgian filmmaker Bavo Defurne, Beyond Flamenco [+leggi anche:
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by Spaniard Carlos Saura and the British co-production Lion [+leggi anche:
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by Garth Davis) and Venice (Hacksaw Ridge by Mel Gibson and A Woman’s Life [+leggi anche:
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by Stéphane Brizé, who is the festival’s guest of honour).

Arras audiences will also be able to enjoy A Bun in the Oven [+leggi anche:
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by Nadège LoiseauThe Eavesdropper [+leggi anche:
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by Thomas Kruithof, Elementary [+leggi anche:
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by Hélène Angel, The Fabulous Patars [+leggi anche:
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by Sophie Reine, Trainee Day [+leggi anche:
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by Marc Fitoussi, Open at Night [+leggi anche:
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by Edouard BaerIl a déjà tes yeux [+leggi anche:
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by Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Un jour mon prince by Flavia Coste and The Confession [+leggi anche:
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by Nicolas Boukhrief.

Also of note among the premieres are four films produced in the Hauts-de-France region: the animated movie Louise by the Shore [+leggi anche:
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by Jean-François Laguionie, Souffler plus fort que la mer [+leggi anche:
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 by Marine Place, Comment j'ai rencontré mon père by Maxime Motte and Carole Matthieu [+leggi anche:
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by Louis-Julien Petit (toplined by Isabelle Adjani).

This vast programme will be rounded off by the World Cinema section, which includes such films as the Cannes-awarded The Salesman [+leggi anche:
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by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, the Berlin revelation Hedi [+leggi anche:
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by Tunisia’s Mohamed Ben Attia, Neruda [+leggi anche:
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by Chile’s Pablo Larrain, the British co-production Theeb [+leggi anche:
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by Naji Abu Nowar and One Week and a Day [+leggi anche:
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by Israeli filmmaker Asaph Polonsky.

We should also point out the 15-film focus on "The Spanish War, a European Tragedy", a section for youngsters (including the German production Not Without Us by Sigrid Klausmann, Solan and Ludvig: The Big Cheese Race [+leggi anche:
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by Norwegian director Rasmus A Sivertsen, the Danish title Julius et le père Noël by Jacob Lay and Les enfants de la chance [+leggi anche:
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by Malik Chibane, among others), a selection of 15 "Great Escapes" and a number of cine-concerts. Last but not least, the gathering will host the fifth edition of the Arras Days (12-13 November), which will hand out Development Aid Grants (the main one courtesy of the CNC) to feature-length fiction projects initiated by the directors and producers of the films selected at Arras this year in the "Competition", "Eastern Selection" and "European Discoveries" sections.

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