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SÉVILLE 2019

Séville célèbre, une fois de plus, la diversité du cinéma européen

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- José Luis Cienfuegos, directeur du festival, a présenté ce matin à Madrid le suggestif programme de la 16e édition de l'événement

Séville célèbre, une fois de plus, la diversité du cinéma européen
Liberté d'Albert Serra

Cet article est disponible en anglais.

As if there weren’t enough incentives for one to visit and enjoy the magnificent city of Seville, its European Film Festival is also being held from 8-16 November. This year, the team headed up by José Luis Cienfuegos is organising its 16th edition, where the richness, audacity and sheer quality of our beloved continent’s audiovisual output will once again be on display. In addition, as Cineuropa will report closer to the time, the gathering, as is becoming customary, will serve as the venue for the unveiling of the main nominees for the 32nd European Film Awards, which will be handed out by the European Film Academy in Berlin on 7 December.

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Given the immense variety of cinematic offerings that the Seville-based festival serves up for its audiences, here we will humbly attempt to make a few suggestions for our readers. For example, if Spanish film is your thing or, in other words, if you prefer to consume local products over and above everything else, you will certainly come away satisfied. Not only will be there be special screenings of an Andalusian film (co-produced with Portugal) in the guise of Out in the Open [+lire aussi :
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, the film adaptation of Jesús Carrasco’s novel, helmed by Seville native Benito Zambrano, but there will also be one for The Plan [+lire aussi :
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interview : Polo Menárguez
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by Polo Menárguez, starring Antonio de la Torre and Raúl Arévalo. Furthermore, the gathering will host the world premiere of the comedy-drama Una vez más [+lire aussi :
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, the feature debut by Guillermo Rojas, which unfolds in beautiful locations around Seville.

Other Spanish-produced films that cannot fail to move the audience include Liberté [+lire aussi :
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by Albert Serra, which sparked debate but emerged triumphant at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, and which will be competing for the Golden Giraldillo, as will Endless Night [+lire aussi :
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interview : Eloy Enciso
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by Galicia’s Eloy Enciso, which previously battled it out for the Golden Leopard at Locarno. Madre [+lire aussi :
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interview : Rodrigo Sorogoyen
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by Rodrigo Sorogoyen will open the event after taking part in the latest Venice Film Festival; Zumiriki [+lire aussi :
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interview : Oskar Alegría
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by Oskar Alegría was also selected for the Mostra; Seville’s own Alejandro Salgado will be competing (like the previous title) in The New Waves – Non-fiction section with Barzakh [+lire aussi :
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; The Swamp’s Silence [+lire aussi :
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interview : Marc Vigil
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, the feature debut by Marc Vigil, who cut his teeth on TV series such as The Ministry of Time, recently got an airing at the Busan Film Festival; and José Luis Guerín will present his short film De una isla. In addition, maestro Pere Portabella (the producer of Guerín’s Train of Shadows) will receive a well-deserved 2019 Honorary Giraldillo.

Standing out in the Permanent Revolutions section, which is constantly on the lookout for the most revolutionary and innovative cinema, are the indie comedy Violeta no coge el ascensor by Mamen Díaz, starring Violeta Rodríguez, Julián Villagrán and Aixa Villagrán; the “post-comedy” of the outrageous The Queen of Lizards [+lire aussi :
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 by duo Burnin’ Percebes (Searching for Meritxell), with a cast including Bruna Cusí and Javier Botet; visual artist Carlos Casas, who will be bringing Cemetery [+lire aussi :
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, an investigation of uncharted lands with meticulously polished sound design, to Seville; the documentary This Film Is About Me [+lire aussi :
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interview : Alexis Delgado Búrdalo
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by Alexis Delgado, about a woman who wants to live in a world of fiction; another doc, Big Big Big by Carmen Haro and Miguel Rodríguez, which talks about the transformative experience of cinema and its effect on our relationships; and, in The New Waves sidebar, Jaione Camborda, who will present her feature debut, shot in Galicia, Arima [+lire aussi :
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interview : Jaione Camborda
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.

And, given that we don’t have enough space in this article to mention all of the nationalities of those set to attend the gathering, we will concentrate on the big names that will be showcasing their opuses in the festival’s Official Section in a couple of weeks’ time: Sweden’s Roy Andersson (who will come brandishing About Endlessness [+lire aussi :
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interview : Roy Andersson
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); Italy’s Marco Bellocchio (The Traitor [+lire aussi :
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Q&A : Marco Bellocchio
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), Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden [+lire aussi :
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interview : Pietro Marcello
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) and Lorenzo Mattotti (The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily [+lire aussi :
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interview : Lorenzo Mattotti
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); France’s Robert Guédiguian (Gloria Mundi [+lire aussi :
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interview : Robert Guédiguian
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), Bruno Dumont (Joan of Arc [+lire aussi :
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interview : Bruno Dumont
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) and Justine Triet (Sibyl [+lire aussi :
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interview : Justine Triet
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); Austria’s Jessica Hausner (Little Joe [+lire aussi :
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interview : Jessica Hausner
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); Romania’s Corneliu Porumboiu (The Whistlers [+lire aussi :
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interview : Corneliu Porumboiu
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); Portugal’s João Nicolau (Technoboss [+lire aussi :
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interview : João Nicolau
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); Macedonia’s Teona Strugar Mitevska (God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya [+lire aussi :
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interview : Labina Mitevska
interview : Teona Strugar Mitevska
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); Ukraine’s Valentyn Vasyanovych (Atlantis [+lire aussi :
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interview : Valentyn Vasyanovych
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); and European-based helmers Nadav Lapid (Synonyms [+lire aussi :
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interview : Nadav Lapid
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), Elia Suleiman (It Must Be Heaven [+lire aussi :
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interview : Elia Suleiman
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) and Abel Ferrara (Tommaso [+lire aussi :
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interview : Abel Ferrara
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).

For more information and the full programme, visit the festival’s website.

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