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CINÉMAMED 2018

Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival: a focus on young talent

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- Now in its 18th year, the Med continues to showcase young talent in its programme and in its promotion of first feature premieres

Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival: a focus on young talent
Carmen & Lola by Arantxa Echevarría

The Med (Brussels Mediterranean Cinema Festival) is celebrating its 18th edition from 30 November to 7 December and will be honouring young talent with a programme that continues to showcase a diverse range of film productions from numerous Mediterranean countries.

The feature film competition contains eight films, including the stand-out features Her Job [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nikos Labôt
film profile
]
by the Greek director Nikos Labôt, selected at Toronto, Smuggling Hendrix [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marios Piperides
film profile
]
by Marios Piperides (Cyprus) and Sofia [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Meryem Benm'Barek
film profile
]
by Meryem Benm’Barek, selected at Cannes in the Un certain regard section. The competition also features Sibel [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Çağla Zencirci and Guillaum…
film profile
]
by Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti – a French, German, Luxembourgish and Turkish co-production presented at Locarno – and Carmen y Lola [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Arantxa Echevarría
film profile
]
by the Spanish director Arantxa Echevarría, which was well received at the Directors' Fortnight and will be opening the festival. The Cineuropa Jury will be awarding a prize.

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The festival’s large Panorama section also has a rich programme on offer, including two first Belgian films, For a Happy Life [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
by Salima Glamine and Dimitri Linder, very well-received at Namur Film Festival, and Escapada [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
by Sarah Hirtt. Other first features in this section include Consequences [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Darko Štante
film profile
]
by Darko Štante (Slovenia/Austria), Boys Cry [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo
film profile
]
by Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo, Tazzeka [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Jean-Philippe Gaud (France/Morocco) and The Load [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ognjen Glavonić
film profile
]
by Ognjen Glavonić (Serbia/France/Croatia). The Panorama section also makes room for established filmmakers from the Mediterranean, such as Nadim Tabet (Un jour comme un autre), Merzak Allouache (Divine Wind [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
), Hiner Saleem (Who Killed Lady Winsley?) and Valeria Golino (Euphoria [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
).

(Translated from French)

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