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ASTRA 2019

Al via oggi il 26° Astra Film Festival

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- Un totale di 126 documentari saranno proiettati fino a domenica nella città rumena di Sibiu

Al via oggi il 26° Astra Film Festival
Shooting the Mafia di Kim Longinotto

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The 26th edition of the Astra Film Festival, Romania's longest-running documentary gathering, kicks off today with Sergei Loznitsa's State Funeral [+leggi anche:
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(Netherlands/Lithuania). Another 125 films will be screened over the next few days, with the festival even making room in its programme for full-dome and VR sidebars.

Besides the four official competitions (see the news), the festival explores various topical and burning issues across 12 thematic sidebars. Europe 30: Inbetweening and Videograms-Romania 1989 take a look at the turbulent year of 1989 both in Europe and in Romania (read the news).

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Powerful female characters will be in the spotlight in the Power Is Feminine sidebar, with Kim Longinotto's Shooting the Mafia [+leggi anche:
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(Ireland/USA), Gulistan Mirzaei and Elizabeth Mirzaei's Laila at the Bridge (Canada/Afghanistan), Zosya Rodkevich and Evgeniya Ostanina's White Mama [+leggi anche:
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(Russia), and Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska's Honeyland [+leggi anche:
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(Macedonia) among the features in the selection.

Marriage, Sex and Beyond is one of the most complex sidebars of this edition, with documentaries exploring wildly different topics, from the struggle of an Afghan woman to prosecute her father, who has been raping her for more than a decade, in Sahra Manis' One Thousand Girls Like Me (Afghanistan) to young Russian women’s efforts to marry well-to-do men in Alina Rudnitskaya's School of Seduction [+leggi anche:
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(Denmark). What six decades of married life mean for four elderly couples in Japan, the United States, India and Germany is explored in Yasemin Samdereli's The Night of All Nights (Germany).

Sex Work Stories groups together several documentaries about men selling their bodies for money, with Tomer Heymann's Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life [+leggi anche:
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(Israel/Germany) and Jorge Pelicano's Until Porn Do Us Part [+leggi anche:
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(Portugal) in the selection, while The Family Camera rounds up several movies about filmmakers exploring various topical issues by showing cases within their own families. Unknown China delves deep into Chinese society with titles such as Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang's One Child Nation (USA/China), Inigo Westmeier's Dragon Girls (Germany/China) and Mijie Li's Confucian Dream (USA/China).

The Great Masters sidebar shows the newest documentaries by Werner Herzog, Victor Kossakovsky, Kim Longinotto and Sergei Loznitsa. And, while grownups can get up to speed with the world's most pressing issues, kids can see dozens of films appropriate for their age in Astra Film Junior, a parallel event dedicated to kids between the ages of eight and 18.

The four juries of this edition will announce the winners on Saturday night.

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