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FICUNAM 11 offre un'accurata selezione di titoli europei

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- Il festival messicano si celebra su Internet, dal 18 al 28 marzo, con una ricca programmazione di film del (e co-prodotti con il) Vecchio Continente

FICUNAM 11 offre un'accurata selezione di titoli europei
Moon, 66 Questions di 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 [+leggi anche:
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) and Kleber Mendonça Filho (Brazil, Bacurau [+leggi anche:
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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 [+leggi anche:
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(Greece/France), by Jacqueline Lentzou; I Comete - A Corsican Summer [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Pascal Tagnati
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(France), by Pascal TagnatiTaming the Garden [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Salomé Jashi
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(Switzerland/Georgia/Germany), a documentary by Salomé Jashi; A Rifle and a Bag [+leggi anche:
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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 [+leggi anche:
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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 [+leggi anche:
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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 [+leggi anche:
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(Germany), by Alexander Kluge and Khavn; Victoria [+leggi anche:
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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 [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Adrian Cioflâncă
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(Romania), by Adrian Cioflâncă and Radu Jude; the cinematic fable Undine [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Christian Petzold
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(Germany/France), directed by Christian Petzold; The Salt of Tears [+leggi anche:
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(France/Switzerland), by Philippe Garrel; In the Dusk [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Sharunas Bartas
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(Lithuania/France), by Šarūnas Bartas; Zaho Zay [+leggi anche:
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(Austria/France/Madagascar), by Georg Tiller and Maéva Ranaïvojaona; A Yellow Animal [+leggi anche:
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(Brazil/Portugal/Mozambique), by Felipe Bragança; and Theo and the Metamorphosis [+leggi anche:
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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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