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FESTIVAL / PREMI La Roche-sur-Yon 2019

La Roche-sur-Yon spegne le sue 10 candeline

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- La 10ma edizione del festival in Vandea guidato da Paolo Moretti si svolgerà dal 14 al 20 ottobre con 30 anteprime francesi in vetrina

La Roche-sur-Yon spegne le sue 10 candeline
Vitalina Varela di Pedro Costa

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Though nominated General Delegate of the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes (where he passed his baptism of fire last May), Paolo Moretti has remained director of La Roche­-sur­-Yon International Film Festival, for which he has once more put together a quality programme exploring the diversity of arthouse cinema worldwide (more than 60 features, including 30 French premieres and 8 previews) for the 10th edition of the event which will unfold in Vendée from 14 to 20 October.

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In the international competition, the jury (featuring actress Lolita Chammah and directors Lionel Baier and Nicolas Pariser) will be judging eight titles (six having their French premieres at the festival) including four European films: Vitalina Varela [+leggi anche:
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from Portuguese director Pedro Costa (winner in Locarno), the documentary Collective [+leggi anche:
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by Romanian director Alexander Nanau (revealed out of competition in Venice and shown in Toronto), the Franco-German film Only the Animals [+leggi anche:
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by Dominik Moll (which opened the Giornate degli Autori section in Venice) and the Irish/Belgian/Finnish production The Hole in the Ground [+leggi anche:
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by Lee Cronin. Facing them will be four North American titles: the Canadian film Jeune Juliette by Anne Émond, and the American films Clemency by Chinonye Chukwu, American Woman by Jake Scott and Light of My Life by Casey Affleck.

Among the 13 feature-length, medium-length and short films featured in the Nouvelles vagues competition, all of them having their French premiere at the festival, a few titles stand out: Arguments [+leggi anche:
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, from French director Olivier Zabat; Gold Is All There Is [+leggi anche:
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from Italian filmmaker Andrea Caccia, Hellhole [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Bas Devos
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from Belgian director Bas Devos, and three Swedish films: X&Y [+leggi anche:
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by Anna Odell, Reconstructing Utøya [+leggi anche:
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by Carl Javér and John Skoog’s hybrid documentary Ridge [+leggi anche:
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Standing out in the Special Screenings section (which features seven French premieres) are several films well received in Venice (the award-winning An Officer and a Spy [+leggi anche:
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by Roman Polanski, Martin Eden [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Pietro Marcello
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by Italian director Pietro Marcello and About Endlessness [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Roy Andersson
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from Swedish director Roy Andersson, the contestant The Truth [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Hirokazu Kore-eda
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from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, and the excellent Adults in the Room [+leggi anche:
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by Costa-Gavras), but also Perfect Nanny from French director Lucie Borleteau, Play [+leggi anche:
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by her compatriot Anthony Marciano (which will open the festival), the documentary Earth [+leggi anche:
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by Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter and the Indian/German/American production Photograph [+leggi anche:
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by Ritesh Batra.

Dedicated to singular and accessible points of view, the Perspectives section, composed of five films having their French premiere at the festival, will offer The August Virgin [+leggi anche:
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from Spanish director Jonás Trueba (award winner in Karlovy Vary), Psychobitch [+leggi anche:
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from Norwegian director Martin Lund and the Portuguese documentary Sacavém by Julio Alvés.

Finally, standing out among the six titles brushing with genre cinema and fantasy in the Variété section (three of them having their French premiere at the festival) are the UK/Belgian production A Good Woman Is Hard To Find by Abner Pastol and the US/UK production I See You by Adam Randall.

The guest of honour at this 10th edition of the festival will be French actor Lambert Wilson. Also in the programme are conversations with Adèle Haenel, Bulle Ogier, Lorenzo Mattotti and Pedro Costa, homages to Bernardo Bertolucci and Peter Fonda, and a programme for the younger public featuring the animated films The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily [+leggi anche:
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, Marona's Fantastic Tale [+leggi anche:
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from Romanian director Anca Damian, and The Prince’s Voyage [+leggi anche:
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by Jean-François Laguionie and Xavier Picard.

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