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"Italy wins" at Villerupt

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- The 40th edition of the Italian Film Festival in the town of Lorena opens on Friday 27 October, with 19 films in competition and tributes to Luigi Comencini and Marco Tullio Giordana

"Italy wins" at Villerupt
Due soldati by Marco Tullio Giordana

"Italy wins" is the optimistic slogan chosen for this year’s 40th edition of the Villerupt Italian Film Festival. The festival is set to open on Friday 27 October with Roan Johnson's Piuma [+see also:
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 and will close on 12 November with the new film by the Taviani brothersRainbow - A Private Affair [+see also:
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.

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The directors Antoine Compagnone and Oreste Sarchelli announced that the great films that have marked the festival's path since its beginning will be re-screened in order celebrate the festival's 40 year anniversary, kicking off with films such as Father and Master by the Taviani Brothers, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1977, and ending with Fire at Sea [+see also:
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 which won the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2016. A further 11 films are also due to be screened as part of the celebration, including: The Tree of Wooden Clogs, Bye Bye MonkeyCinema ParadisoMediterraneo, The Stolen Children, Il Postino, Life is Beautiful, The Son's Room [+see also:
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, Reality [+see also:
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, The Great Beauty [+see also:
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and The Wonders [+see also:
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. "It seemed to be the best way to celebrate the quality of the cinema that we are defending."

There are a total of 60 films on the program at Villerupt, 19 of which are in competition, 20 in the Panorama section (including the Italian Oscar candidate, A Ciambra [+see also:
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 by Jonas Carpignano), six documentaries, an homage to Marco Tullio Giordana (including his most recent film, Due soldati, which is yet to be released) and eight masterpieces from Luigi Comencini.

Along with the directors and screenwriters François Cailla and Antoine Lassaigne and the poet Jean Portante, the jury president, Cristina Comencini, will be deciding which film is worthy of the Amilcar Grand Prix sculpture. They will also be joined by a young jury, a critics jury and an exhibitors jury who will be deliberating on a selection of unpublished titles in France. In competition are 7 Minutes [+see also:
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]
by Michele PlacidoPure Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Roberto De Paolis
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 by Roberto De PaolisEasy [+see also:
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 by Andrea MagnaniFortunata [+see also:
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interview: Sergio Castellitto
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 by Sergio CastellittoHannah [+see also:
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 by Andrea PallaoroChildren of the Night [+see also:
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interview: Andrea De Sica
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 by Andrea De SicaTainted Souls [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Co…
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 by Matteo Botrugno and Daniele ColucciniThere is a Light [+see also:
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interview: Fabio Mollo
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]
 by Fabio MolloThe Furlough [+see also:
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 by Claudio AmendolaThe Order of Things [+see also:
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interview: Andrea Segre
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 by Andrea SegreThe Stuff of Dreams [+see also:
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by Gianfranco CabidduThe Ark of Disperata [+see also:
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 by Edoardo WinspeareLet Yourself Go! [+see also:
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 by Francesco AmatoLast Christmas by Christiano PahlerManuel [+see also:
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by Dario AlbertiniSicilian Ghost Story [+see also:
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 by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio PiazzaTutto quello che vuoi [+see also:
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 by Francesco BruniPoison - The Land of Fires [+see also:
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 by Diego Olivares and Xolo by Giuseppe Valentino.

(Translated from Italian)

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