The 2020 FIDMarseille begins
- The 31st edition of the festival features 82 films including 46 world premieres in competition and will take place from 22-26 July in Marseille
Following the online edition of the FIDLab co-production platform (read the news) from 6-10 July, it’s a return to the physical realm and to real screening rooms with the 31st edition of FIDMarseille which begins today and will last five days. The programme includes 82 films, 50 of them representing 28 countries in the festival’s four competitive strands (with 46 world premieres and 4 international premieres).
17 films are vying for awards in the international competition and they will be evaluated by a jury headed by Japanese filmmaker Nobuhiro Suwa. Included in this section are N.P [+see also:
film profile] from Belgian filmmaker Lisa Spilliaert, Homelands [+see also:
film profile] from Serbian director Jelena Maksimovic, Eyes / Eyes / Eyes / Eyes by Spanish filmmaker Albert García-Alzórriz, Two Stones from Dutch director Wendelien Van Oldenborgh, The Notes of Anna Azzori / A Mirror that Travels through Time [+see also:
interview: Constanze Ruhm
film profile] from Austrian filmmaker Constanze Ruhm (unveiled in the Forum section of the Berlinale) and three French productions or co-productions: Northern Range by Olivier Derousseau, Goodbye Mister Wong by Laotian director Kiyé Simon Luang and Zaho Zay from Maéva Ranaïvojaona and Georg Tiller (France, Austria, Madagascar). The selection is completed by two Mexican feature films (one of them directed by Julio Hernández Cordón), a Brazilian film, one from Chile and two from Argentina.
The French competition, judged by a jury headed by actress Zita Henrot, comprises 13 films, including the feature films J’ai aimé vivre là [+see also:
film profile] by Régis Sauder, Nathan Nicholovitch’s The Seeds We Sow, Camille de Chenay’s A Museum Sleeps, Diogo Oliveira’s A Cat Dreams About the North and Thomas Bauer’s Fixed Barricade At Hamdalaye Crossing. Worth mentioning among the mid-length films selected is This is Paris Too by Lech Kowalski.
This year’s edition also includes a new transversal competition called Flash, in addition to the competition that brings together first features and films vying for the Cnap award. It is worth noting that, for the first time, equality is perfect across all competitions, with as many male as female directors in each and every competitive strand.
The 2020 FIDMarseille will pay homage to German filmmaker Angela Schanelec who will receive the Grand Prix d'Honneur, as well as spotlight a few films starring the recently departed Michel Piccoli. Playing out of competition will be, among other titles, Man, That Sick Old Animal from French director Simone Fluhr and Swiss production Bird Island [+see also:
interview: Maya Kosa and Sérgio da Costa
film profile] by directing duro Maya Kosa - Sérgio da Costa. Paris Calligrammes [+see also:
interview: Ulrike Ottinger
film profile] from German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger will get a special screening, while the festival will also curate a Focus on Greece with producers Maria Drandaki (Homemade Films), Amanda Livanou (Neda Film) and Konstantinos Vassilaros (StudioBauhaus).
(Translated from French)
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