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BRIFF 2019

Il BRIFF svela la sua seconda edizione

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- Il Brussels International Film Festival annuncia la sua programmazione per una seconda edizione molto europea

Il BRIFF svela la sua seconda edizione
It Must Be Heaven di Elia Suleiman

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For its second iteration, the fresh-faced Brussels International Film Festival will offer a selection of films hailing from the four corners of the Earth – and, in particular, from Europe – that have been unveiled at the biggest festivals over the course of the last year. The opening film of BRIFF 2019 will be It Must Be Heaven [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Elia Suleiman
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 by Elia Suleiman, fresh from its Cannes screening. 

The festival will take place under the patronage of several prestigious guests, such as Belgium’s Bouli Lanners and Emilie Dequenne; French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, whose next film, The Lost Prince (starring Omar Sy, François Damiens and Bérénice Béjo – see the news), is expected to arrive in early 2020; and cult Italian-based US helmer Abel Ferrara, who will present his latest film, Tommaso [+leggi anche:
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, which was shown as a Special Screening last month on the Croisette, among others. 

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Among the nine titles in the International Competition, we find seven European movies, including the opening film, as well as Zombi Child [+leggi anche:
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, the new picture by Bertrand BonelloGod Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Teona Strugar Mitevska
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 by Teona Strugar MitevskaRay & Liz [+leggi anche:
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 by Richard Billingham, unveiled at Locarno and festooned with awards ever since, the Irish documentary Shooting the Mafia [+leggi anche:
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by Kim Longinotto, and the co-productions The Orphanage [+leggi anche:
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by Afghanistan’s Shahrbanoo Sadat and Unremember [+leggi anche:
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 by Flavia Castro. The selection is rounded off by So Long, My Son by China’s Wang Xiaoshuai and Ghost Town Anthology by Canada’s Denis Côté.

The festival is devoting a whole competitive section to European film, its Director’s Week, supervised by the filmmakers from the ARRF (Association of Male and Female Film Directors). Eight movies are on the menu: the French title Sophia Antipolis [+leggi anche:
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 by Virgil Vernier (and incidentally, tribute will be paid to the French filmmaker, as the gathering will programme two of his previous films, Mercuriales [+leggi anche:
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 and Andorre), Light as Feathers [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Rosanne Pel
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by Rosanne Pel (Netherlands), Animus Animalis (A Story about People, Animals and Things) [+leggi anche:
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by Aiste Zegulyte (Lithuania), Aren’t You Happy? [+leggi anche:
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by Susanne Heinrich (Germany), The Last to See Them [+leggi anche:
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by Sara Summa (Germany), All About Yves [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Benoît Forgeard
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 by Benoit Forgeard (France), Where There Is Shade [+leggi anche:
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 by Nathan Nicholovitch (France) and Koko-Di Koko-Da [+leggi anche:
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 by Johannes Nyholm (Switzerland/Denmark). 

Lastly, it is worth noting that the festival is also organising a National Competition, which will boast Belgian productions (Cavale by Virginie GourmelCentury of Smoke [+leggi anche:
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 by Nicolas Graux and Jeunesse sauvage by Frédéric Carpentier) and co-productions (Good Favour [+leggi anche:
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 by Rebecca DalyOleg [+leggi anche:
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 by Juris Kursietis and Dirty God [+leggi anche:
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 by Sacha Polak) as well as a Panorama that will enable audiences to (re)discover the best Belgian flicks of the past year. The festival unspools from 20-29 June – be there or be square.

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