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GÖTEBORG 2019

Il Göteborg Film Festival 2019 annuncia le sue competizioni nordiche e internazionali

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- Il tradizionale raduno di film nordici presenterà titoli importanti da tutti gli angoli del mondo e onorerà il grande Dane Mads Mikkelsen

Il Göteborg Film Festival 2019 annuncia le sue competizioni nordiche e internazionali
Aurora di Miia Tervo

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The 42nd edition of the trustworthy Göteborg Film Festival will open on 25 January with the world premiere of Aurora [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Miia Tervo
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, the debut feature by Finland’s Miia Tervo, and will close on 4 February with the Swedish title Swoon [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Måns Mårlind e Björn Stein
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 by seasoned duo Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein (Underworld Awakening, Shed No Tears). In total, 376 films from 83 countries will be screened, as artistic director Jonas Holmberg announced at the programme-unveiling press conference earlier today. 

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The highly vital and now well-established Nordic Dragon Award section will feature ten Nordic contenders for the main prize of SEK 1 million (circa €100,000). In addition to Aurora, the 2019 competition includes the recent Swedish Cineuropa Prize winner (see the news) Aniara [+leggi anche:
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by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja, Norway’s Blind Spot [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Tuva Novotny
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 by Tuva Nuvotny (both screened at the most recent Toronto), the Swedish-Danish film Koko-di Koko-da [+leggi anche:
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by Johannes Nyholm, Denmark’s Queen of Hearts [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Gustav Lindh
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by May El-Toukhy and Norway’s Sonja: The White Swan [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Anne Sewitsky
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 by Anne Sewitsky (all three opening at Sundance), as well as two Swedish world premieres: Lucky One [+leggi anche:
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 by Mia Engberg and Ridge [+leggi anche:
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 by John Skoog.

Branching out of its traditionally Nordic stronghold, Göteborg now also presents an International Competition, with the winner due to be selected by the festival audience and awarded the sum of SEK 50,000 (€5,000). This year’s selection of 20 fiction or documentary titles brings us films from Europe, including Petra [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Jaime Rosales
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 by Jaime Rosales (Spain), Maya [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Mia Hansen-Løve
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 by Mia Hansen-Løve and Sorry Angel [+leggi anche:
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Q&A: Christophe Honoré
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 by Christophe Honoré (both France), In Fabric [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Peter Strickland
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 by Peter Strickland (UK) and Joy [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Sudabeh Mortezai
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by Sudabeh Mortezai (Austria). Africa is also represented, by The Harvesters [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Etienne Kallos
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by Etienne Kallos (South Africa/France/Greece) and Rafiki [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Wanuri Kahiu
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 by Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya/South Africa/France), while the Americas will enjoy a strong presence with Fireflies by Bani Khoshnoudi (Mexico/USA/Greece), Too Late to Die Young [+leggi anche:
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 by Dominga Sotomayor (Chile/Brazil/Argentina) and Giant Little Ones by Keith Behrman (Canada). The Asian movies include A Land Imagined [+leggi anche:
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by Siew Hua Yeo (Singapore/France/Netherlands), while The River [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Emir Baigazin
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 by Emir Baigazin (Kazakhstan/Poland/Norway) hails from several different corners of the world all at once. The full programme can be consulted here.

The 12th edition of the Ingmar Bergman Competition, awarding a feature debut with – to use Bergman’s own definition – “an existential theme with a dynamic or experimental approach to the cinematic means of expression”, has eight contenders in the running, among them the German title Aren’t You Happy? [+leggi anche:
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 by Susanne Heinrich and Hungary’s Guerilla [+leggi anche:
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 by György Mór Kárpáti

Confirmed guests include Bille AugustJill BilcockMark CousinsTrine DyrholmBenedikt ErlingssonAdina Pintilie, brothers Emil and Joachim TrierThomas Vinterberg and many more. This year’s Nordic Honorary Dragon Award will be bestowed upon Dane Mads Mikkelsen, once one of the cockiest representatives of the “young” Danish wave of the 1990s (notably Pusher), these days a highly celebrated international thespian of the most distinguished calibre (notably Casino Royale [+leggi anche:
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