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NAMUR 2022

Grosso contingente francese per il 37mo Festival di Namur

- La nuova edizione del Festival Internazionale del Film Francofono si terrà dal 30 settembre al 7 ottobre, con non meno di 120 film in programma

Grosso contingente francese per il 37mo Festival di Namur
L’Origine du Mal di Sébastien Marnier

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The Namur International French-Language Film Festival (FIFF) will offer nearly 120 films during its upcoming edition, throughout its three main competitive sections. Among them are many French films that have delighted international festivals these past few months. Thus, the Festival will open with great fanfare with a screening of The Innocent [+leggi anche:
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, the new film from Louis Garrel, presented last May in the Cannes Premiere section. The film is among ten titles in the Official Competition. By its side are four other French films: Forever Young [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
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by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, selected in Competition in Cannes; Angry Annie [+leggi anche:
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by Blandine Lenoir, starring the unmissable Laure Calamy, and discovered this summer on the Piazza Grande in Locarno; Laure Calamy is also in The Origin of Evil [+leggi anche:
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by Sébastien Marnier (auteur of the very striking School's Out [+leggi anche:
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), unveiled in Venice; and finally The Gravity [+leggi anche:
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, the second feature film from Cédric Ido, which was also shown in Toronto. In addition to these five French films, we’ll also find the Switzerland-Belgium co-production Last Dance [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Delphine Lehericey
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by Delphine Lehericey (projected on the Piazza Grande in Locarno); the Romanian film (co-produced with Bulgaria) Men of Deeds [+leggi anche:
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by Paul Negoescu, which premiered in Sarajevo; the Rwandan film Father’s Day by Kivu Ruhorahoza, selected at the Berlinale; and finally, two more films first unveiled in Cannes: Return to Seoul [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Davy Chou
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from French-Cambodian filmmaker Davy Chou, and Under the Fig Trees [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Erige Sehiri
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from Tunisian director Erige Sehiri.

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Since last year, the Festival also includes a competition dedicated to feature debuts, which will bring together ten films. There, too, French productions are well represented, with six selections. We therefore find three films first shown this summer in Angoulême, including two feature debuts from actors-turned-directors: Amore Mio [+leggi anche:
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by Guillaume Gouix, Slumlord by Steve Achiepo, and Le Sixième Enfant [+leggi anche:
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by Leopold Legrand, which won four awards there. Also programmed are The Worst Ones [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Romane Gueret e Lise Akoka
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, the excellent film from Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret, also awarded in Angoulême, but most importantly in Cannes where it won the Un certain regard award; Three Nights A Week [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Florent Gouëlou
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by Florent Gouelou, which open the International Film Critics’ Week in Venice; and Little Ones [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Julie Lerat-Gersant
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by Julie Lerat-Gersant, unveiled in Locarno. Also in the feature debut competition are two documentaries: Le Film de mon père from Swiss filmmaker Jules Guarneri, which premiered at Visions du Réel, and We, Students! [+leggi anche:
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, from the Central African filmmaker of Congolese descent Rafiki Fariala, and which premiered in Berlin. This section will also welcome the Tunisian film Ashkal [+leggi anche:
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by Youssef Chebbi, shown in Directors’ Fortnight, and finally the Belgian film Dalva [+leggi anche:
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by Emmanuelle Nicot, which won the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award,  the Fipresci prize and the Rail d’or at the last Critics’ Week in Cannes. 

The Festival also features a Short Film Competition which will gather 25 films, a large programme for young audiences, as well as many events for professionals. 

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