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SUNDANCE 2020

Un gros contingent de films européens se dirige vers Sundance

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- 18 coproductions européennes feront leur première en compétition au rendez-vous américain, dont les nouveaux films de Zeina Durra, Amanda Kernell et Visar Morina

Un gros contingent de films européens se dirige vers Sundance
Luxor de Zeina Durra

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Three UK co-productions – Zeina Durra’s romance Luxor [+lire aussi :
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, Aneil Karia’s robbery yarn Surge [+lire aussi :
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and Brandon Cronenberg’s avatar thriller Possessor [+lire aussi :
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– make up a quarter of the films selected for the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival (23 January-2 February 2020).

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They shall be competing against the Swedish divorce drama Charter [+lire aussi :
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by Amanda Kernell; writer-director Maïmouna Doucouré’s Cuties [+lire aussi :
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, about young French dancers; writer-director Zoé Wittock’s Jumbo [+lire aussi :
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, a French-Luxembourgish-Belgian tale set in an amusement park; and the German-Belgian-Kosovar co-production about bullying in the workplace Exile [+lire aussi :
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, written and directed by Visar Morina. There is also Italian involvement in Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s African-set story This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection [+lire aussi :
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, and French, German and Swiss involvement in Massoud Bakhshi’s Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness [+lire aussi :
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Ten of the 12 films in the World Cinema Documentary Competition have European involvement. Radu Ciorniciuc’s Acasa, My Home follows children in the Bucharest delta, Iryna Tsilyk introduces us to kids making a film as a way to cope with living in a war zone in The Earth Is Blue as an Orange, Hubert Sauper takes a look at Cuba as a romantic vision and a warning in Epicentro [+lire aussi :
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, Emma Sullivan’s Into the Deep is about the murder of Danish journalist Kim Wall, Anabel Rodríguez Ríos visits the town of Congo Mirador in Once Upon a Time in Venezuela [+lire aussi :
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, Benjamin Ree tells the story of an unlikely friendship in The Artist and the Thief, Jerry Rothwell takes a look at autism in The Reason I Jump [+lire aussi :
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, Susanne Regina Meures takes aim at patriarchy in Saudi Runaway [+lire aussi :
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, and the rare Alba truffle is being tracked down in Michael Dweck’s The Truffle Hunters.

There is also a UK co-production in the US Documentary Competition, Be Water by Bao Nguyen, which is a documentary about martial-arts legend Bruce Lee.

The non-competitive Premieres section has a number of UK-co-produced narrative world premieres. They are Euros Lyn’s Dream Horse, starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis; Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut, Falling; Florian Zeller’s London-set The Father; Phyllida Lloyd’s house-building yarn Herself; Dominic Cooke’s Cuban Missile Crisis spy-drama Ironbark; and Sean Durkin’s The Nest, starring Jude Law.

Showing in Documentary Premieres is the Irish co-production The Go-Go's, helmed by Alison Ellwood. Meanwhile, there are two UK productions in the Midnight section: Romola Garai’s debut, Amulet, and Remi Weekes’ refugee tale His House.

In the Kids section is Frederike Migom’s excellent Belgian drama Binti [+lire aussi :
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and the world premiere of Brenda Chapman’s Come Away, starring Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo and Michael Caine.

Here is the full list of titles in Sundance 2020’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition and World Cinema Documentary Competition:

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Charter [+lire aussi :
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Amanda Kernell (Sweden)
Cuties [+lire aussi :
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 – Maïmouna Doucouré (France)
Exile [+lire aussi :
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 – Visar Morina (Germany/Belgium/Kosovo)
High Tide – Verónica Chen (Argentina)
Jumbo [+lire aussi :
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 – Zoé Wittock (France/Luxembourg/Belgium)
Luxor [+lire aussi :
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 – Zeina Durra (Egypt/UK)
Possessor [+lire aussi :
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  Brandon Cronenberg (Canada/UK)
Non Distinguishing Features [+lire aussi :
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  Fernanda Valadez (Mexico/Spain) 
Summer White – Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson (Mexico)
Surge [+lire aussi :
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  Aneil Karia (UK)
This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection [+lire aussi :
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 – Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho/South Africa/Italy)
Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness [+lire aussi :
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  Massoud Bakhshi (France/Germany/Luxembourg/Switzerland/Iran/Lebanon)

World Cinema Documentary Competition

Acasă - My Home [+lire aussi :
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 – Radu Ciorniciuc (Romania/Germany/Finland)
The Earth Is Blue as an Orange [+lire aussi :
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 – Iryna Tsilyk (Ukraine/Lithuania)
Epicentro [+lire aussi :
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 – Hubert Sauper (Austria/France/USA)
Influence – Diana Neille (South Africa/Canada)
Into the Deep – Emma Sullivan (Denmark)
The Mole Agent – Maite Alberdi (Chile)
Once Upon a Time in Venezuela [+lire aussi :
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 – Anabel Rodríguez Ríos (Venezuela/UK/Brazil/Austria)
The Painter and the Thief [+lire aussi :
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 – Benjamin Ree (Norway)
The Reason I Jump [+lire aussi :
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 – Jerry Rothwell (UK)
Saudi Runaway [+lire aussi :
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 – Susanne Regina Meures (Switzerland)
Softie – Sam Soko (Kenya)
The Truffle HuntersMichael Dweck (Italy/USA/Greece)

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