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FICUNAM 11 propose une sélection soignée de titres européens

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- Le festival mexicain se déroule sur le net du 18 au 28 mars, et présente un programme varié comprenant des films de premier plan produits ou coproduits sur le Vieux Continent

FICUNAM 11 propose une sélection soignée de titres européens
Moon, 66 Questions de Jacqueline Lentzou

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Featuring retrospectives dedicated to Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang and artist/activist Marcelo Expósito (the latter entitled La imaginación radical) and sections including the International Competition, Ahora México, Aciertos (International Film Schools’ Congress) and Atlas, the 11th UNAM International Film Festival - FICUNAM is set to kick off online, with an expertly curated selection of over 100 films from 36 countries. Organised by the Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico City in association with the Cultural Promotion Office and the General Directorate for Cinema, the festival has the backing of eminent institutions including the Spanish Cultural Centre in Mexico, the French Institute of Latin America, the Goethe-Institut, Institut Ramón Llull, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Mexico, the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture and the Japan Foundation.

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The jury for the International Competition will comprise filmmakers María Alché (Argentina, A Family Submerged [+lire aussi :
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) and Kleber Mendonça Filho (Brazil, Bacurau [+lire aussi :
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) plus Beatriz Navas, General Director of the ICAA (Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts). Theirs is the unenviable task of deciding which films, each exploring different aspects of the cinematic language, will go home with a coveted Puma de Plata. This year’s line-up includes Moon, 66 Questions [+lire aussi :
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(Greece/France), by Jacqueline Lentzou; I Comete - A Corsican Summer [+lire aussi :
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interview : Pascal Tagnati
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(France), by Pascal TagnatiTaming the Garden [+lire aussi :
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(Switzerland/Georgia/Germany), a documentary by Salomé Jashi; A Rifle and a Bag [+lire aussi :
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, a co-production between India, Italy, Qatar and Romania directed by Arya Rothe, Cristina Hanes and Isabella Rinaldi; and Mighty Flash [+lire aussi :
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, by Spanish filmmaker Ainhoa Rodríguez, making its Latin American premiere after a outing at Rotterdam.

The official section, Ahora México, will present some of Mexico’s best new independent films, including two notable co-productions with Spain: La mami [+lire aussi :
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, a documentary by Laura Herrero Galvín (Toledo); and Ricochet, directed by Rodrigo Fiallega, winner of the Best Actor Award (for Martjin Kuiper) at the Morelia International Film Festival.

Meanwhile, the Atlas section — with a programme of 37 films — offers up a global cornucopia featuring the crème de la crème of arthouse cinema. Highlights include European (co) productions including Northern Range, by French director Olivier Derousseau; Orphea [+lire aussi :
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(Germany), by Alexander Kluge and Khavn; Victoria [+lire aussi :
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(Belgium), by Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Sofie Benoot and Isabelle Tollenaere; My Dear Spies (France/Russia), by Vladimir León; The Exit of the Trains [+lire aussi :
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interview : Adrian Cioflâncă
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(Romania), by Adrian Cioflâncă and Radu Jude; the cinematic fable Undine [+lire aussi :
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interview : Christian Petzold
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(Germany/France), directed by Christian Petzold; The Salt of Tears [+lire aussi :
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(France/Switzerland), by Philippe Garrel; In the Dusk [+lire aussi :
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(Lithuania/France), by Šarūnas Bartas; Zaho Zay [+lire aussi :
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(Austria/France/Madagascar), by Georg Tiller and Maéva Ranaïvojaona; A Yellow Animal [+lire aussi :
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(Brazil/Portugal/Mozambique), by Felipe Bragança; and Theo and the Metamorphosis [+lire aussi :
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(France/Switzerland), by Damien Odoul.

All of the festival’s activities are free of charge. Cinépolis Klic events will run for 36 hours and spots are limited; once the finish time is reached and/or the quota has been filled, it will no longer be possible to stream the content, which will be available only in Mexico. The MUBI platform is offering Mexican viewers 30 days’ free access on registration at mubi.com/ficunam. All films featured on the microsite Cine en línea de Filmoteca UNAM will be accessible internationally.

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