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FESTIVAL / PREMI FIDMarseille 2021

110 film in vetrina al FIDMarseille

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- La città francese ospita dal 19 al 25 luglio la 32ma edizione di un festival alla scoperta di talenti originali, la cui giuria del concorso internazionale è presieduta da Lav Diaz

110 film in vetrina al FIDMarseille
Nous disons Révolution di Elisabeth Perceval e Nicolas Klotz

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Today sees the opening of the 32nd FIDMarseille, in which over 110 films hailing from 39 countries will be presented up until 25 July, including 43 world premieres and four international premieres all within competitive line-ups. This year, Marseilles’ International Film Festival will award an honorary Grand Prize and dedicate a retrospective to Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul (who won Cannes’ Jury Prize on Saturday by way of Memoria [+leggi anche:
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). A Special Screening has also been organised on behalf of Portuguese filmmakers Miguel Gomes and Maureen Fazendeiro who will present The Tsugua Diaries [+leggi anche:
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, a movie very recently unveiled in the Directors’ Fortnight, much like the French production A Night of Knowing Nothing [+leggi anche:
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by India’s Payal Kapadia which is set to close FIDMarseille (and which also featured among the FIDLab selection before being screened on the Croisette and ultimately scooping the L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary).

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Stealing particular focus among the 15 titles (of which 13 in world premieres) participating in the international competition (to be evaluated by a jury presided over by Filipino director Lav Diaz) is Let’s Say Revolution by French filmmakers Elisabeth Perceval and Nicolas Klotz, Jojo by their compatriot Antoni Collot, the Austrian production Beatrix [+leggi anche:
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by the duo Lilith Kraxner and Milena Czernovsky, the Swiss-Italian co-production Chronicles of That Time by Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo, Saturn and Beyond by Ireland’s Declan Clarke, Outside Noise by Ted Fendt (Germany/South Korea/Austria) and the Swiss-Argentine co-production Life Begins, Life Ends by Mexico’s Rafael Palacio Illingworth. Worth a mention among the non-European feature films jostling alongside them is The Invisible Mountain by US director Ben Russell, and a selection of Russian, Mexican, Argentine and Japanese films.

On the matter of the French competition (whose jury will be led by Polish director Lech Kowalski), 11 world premieres are on the agenda, including the feature films I‘m A Heroin of The Peripheral by Muriel Montini, The Cure by Clément Schneider and Simon Rembado, First Kingdom by Ioanis Nuguet, Edouard and Charles by Pascale Bodet, The Perpetual Leek by Zoé Chantre and Water Lily Split by Grégoire Perrier. Of note among the medium-length films is Yellow Saturday by Antonin Peretjatko.

Three further competitive sections are in the offing at FIDMarseille: one for first films (screening The Hill by French director Julien Chauzit and The Dust of Modern Life by Germany’s Franziska von Stenglin, among other works), another christened Flash and dedicated to short films, and a third under the aegis of the French National Association of Innovative Cinema (GNCR – Groupement National des Cinémas de Recherche) which notably features A Sense of Justice by France’s Swen de Pauw and two titles discovered in Berlin (From Where They Stood [+leggi anche:
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by French director Christophe Cognet and Just A Movement [+leggi anche:
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by Belgium’s Vincent Meessen).

It’s also well worth highlighting the Others Gems line-up, which boasts the German production Her Name Was Europa by Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzales Monroy, A Fake Novel About The Life of Arthur Rimbaud by France’s Florence Pazzottu, and the French-Russian title Iliazd by Stanislav Dorochenkov, to name just three, not to mention the selection of seven films set to be showcased within the framework of Doc Alliance, a partnership uniting the likes of seven European festivals (FIDMarseille, Denmark’s CPH:DOX, Portugal’s Doclisboa, Germany’s DOK Leipzig, the Czech Republic’s Ji.hlava, Poland’s Docs Against Gravity and Switzerland’s Visions du Réel).

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