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AUBAGNE 2020

The 21st edition of Aubagne’s Music & Cinema Festival adopts a digital form

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- The only festival in Europe devoted entirely to the meeting of image and sound will unfold online between 30 March and 4 April

The 21st edition of Aubagne’s Music & Cinema Festival adopts a digital form
Patrick by Tim Mielants

Screening out of competition, the Venetian prize-winner A Son [+see also:
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by Mehdi M. Barsaoui will this evening open a rather unique 21st edition of Music & Cinema, The Aubagne International Film Festival, which has chosen (and managed), in the face of the global health crisis, to organise and to transpose almost all of its programme online (over 80%, according to delegate general Gaëlle Rodeville) in record time.

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Featuring on the agenda is an international competition consisting of ten titles, including Patrick [+see also:
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by Belgium’s Tim Mielants (crowned Best Director at Karlovy Vary and awarded 2020’s Best Flemish Film Magritte), Binti [+see also:
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by his compatriot Frederike Migon (notably rewarded in Tallinn and at Amsterdam’s Cinekid Festival, ahead of its American premiere in January at Sundance), A Certain Kind of Silence [+see also:
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by Czech director Michal Hogenauer (unveiled in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West competition), the German production Relativity [+see also:
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by Mariko Minoguchi, Gold [+see also:
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by the Netherlands’ Rogier Hesp (discovered in January, in Rotterdam), Take Me Somewhere Nice [+see also:
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by his compatriot of Bosnian origin Ena Sendijarevic (unveiled in competition in Rotterdam) and Kuessipan by Canada’s Myriam Verreault. Also in the running is The Goldfish [+see also:
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by Alireza Golafshan (Best Young Director Bavarian Film Award 2020), Valan – Valley of Angels [+see also:
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by Hungary’s Béla Bagota and L’Échappée by France’s Mathias Pardo. A short film competition is also in the offing.

The films which the Festival has obtained authorisation to screen online (thanks to the great solidarity shown by the professionals involved, except for cases where rights have been blocked by different platforms) will be available to view for 24 hours via SVOD and free of charge on the date on which they were originally scheduled to screen. Online festival goers need simply create an account to gain access.

The guests of honour for this year’s edition – Canadian composer Howard Shore and the French director-actress Agnès Jaoui, alongside a number of other confirmed names (Dan Levy, Renaud and Éric Barbier, Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen, etc.) – will all be in attendance throughout the week via video link.

Last but not least, the many planned professional gatherings which are at the heart of the Music & Cinema Festival will all go ahead via video-conference, not least the European Market for Film Music Composition (a platform connecting directors-producers with composers in the context of film projects). 

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(Translated from French)

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