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LA ROCHE-SUR-YON 2018

Più di 70 film in anteprima francese a La Roche-sur-Yon

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- Guidato dal nuovo delegato generale della Quinzaine des Réalisateurs di Cannes, il festival della Vandea alzerà il sipario sulla sua nona edizione dal 15 al 21 ottobre

Più di 70 film in anteprima francese a La Roche-sur-Yon
Maya di Mia Hansen-Løve

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The final preparations are now in full swing ahead of the kick-off for the ninth La Roche­-sur­-Yon International Film Festival, which will unspool from 15-21 October and will be opened by Fred Cavayé’s Nothing to Hide [+leggi anche:
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. Constantly attracting more and more attention ever since its creation and recording skyrocketing attendance levels (more than 24,000 audience members in 2017), this year the event in the Vendée department is able to bask in some additional limelight, as Paolo Moretti, who has served as its general delegate since 2014, has been chosen to take charge of the fate of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight (see the news) while still being firmly invested in his role at La Roche-sur-Yon. It’s therefore a great opportunity for film buffs to dissect his cinematic tastes through this programme of 70 films, including more than 50 set to have their French premiere.

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In the international competition, the jury, comprising French producer Marie-Ange Luciani (Les Films de Pierre), Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid and Italy’s Giona A Nazzaro (Venice International Film Critics’ Week), will be tasked with judging ten titles. Standing out among them are Maya [+leggi anche:
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 by France’s Mia Hansen-Løve (unveiled at Toronto), the Irish-UK-US production The Favourite [+leggi anche:
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 by Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos (Grand Jury Prize and Best Actress Award at Venice), the Berlinale Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Adina Pintilie
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 by Romania’s Adina PintilieThe Innocent [+leggi anche:
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 by Switzerland’s Simon Jaquemet (in competition at Toronto and San Sebastián), the documentary What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire? [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Roberto Minervini
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 by Italy’s Roberto Minervini (in competition at Venice) and Styx [+leggi anche:
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 by Germany’s Wolfgang Fischer (Europa Cinemas Label in the Berlinale Panorama and a finalist for the LUX Prix). Other movies locking horns are Museum by Mexico’s Alonso Ruizpalacios (Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at Berlin), Animal by Argentina’s Armando Bo (co-produced by Spain), Genesis by Canada’s Philippe Lesage (in competition at Locarno) and Profile by Russia’s Timur Bekmambetov (Audience Award in the Berlinale Panorama). 

The Perspectives section, dedicated to unique but accessible offerings, will present titles such as Paper Flags [+leggi anche:
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 by young French director Nathan Ambrosioni, the documentaries Ceres [+leggi anche:
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 by the Netherlands’ Janet Van den Bran and Lorello and Brunello [+leggi anche:
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 by Italy’s Jacopo Quadri (unveiled in competition at Turin), L'animale [+leggi anche:
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 by Austria’s Katharina Mückstein (revealed in Panorama Special at the Berlinale) and two titles that took part in Venice: Real Love [+leggi anche:
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 by France’s Claire Burger (awarded in the Giornate degli Autori) and School’s Out [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Sébastien Marnier
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 by her fellow countryman Sébastien Marnier.

Among the ten features, medium-length films and shorts in the Nouvelles Vagues competition we find the documentary Time Trial [+leggi anche:
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 by British director Finlay Pretsell, while the array of special screenings includes High Life [+leggi anche:
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 by France’s Claire DenisLoro [+leggi anche:
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 by Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino, Widows [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Steve McQueen
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by the UK’s Steve McQueenOur Time [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Carlos Reygadas
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by Mexico’s Carlos Reygadas, the docs Of Fathers and Sons [+leggi anche:
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 by Syria’s Talal Derki and Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. [+leggi anche:
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 by the UK’s Steve Loveridge, as well as Blaze by US director Ethan Hawke, who will actually be making the journey to La Roche-sur-Yon. Lastly, among the eight titles that border on genre and fantasy in the Variété section are Suspiria [+leggi anche:
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 by Italy’s Luca GuadagninoCutterhead [+leggi anche:
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 by Denmark’s Rasmus Kloster BroGirls With Balls by France’s Olivier Afonso, and Heavy Trip [+leggi anche:
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 by Finnish duo Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio

The festival’s guest of honour will be French actress Karin Viard (plus 12 of her films will get an airing), and the programme also comprises a Focus on Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi (including her latest opus, The Summer House [+leggi anche:
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), a master class by Quentin Dupieux, a tribute to Ermanno Olmi, chats with Anna Karina and Mia Hansen-Løve, animated films (Dilili in Paris [+leggi anche:
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 by Michel Ocelot and Pachamama [+leggi anche:
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 by Juan Antin) and a screening of The Ideal Palace [+leggi anche:
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 by Nils Tavernier, which will bring the gathering to a close.

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