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SIVIGLIA 2021

Il Festival de Cinema Europeo di Siviglia compie 18 anni

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- L'evento raggiunge la sua maggiore età con una potente selezione di autori continentali, come Nanni Moretti, Jacques Audiard, Andrea Arnold e Mia Hansen-Løve, tra gli altri

Il Festival de Cinema Europeo di Siviglia compie 18 anni
Bergman Island di Mia Hansen-Løve

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The immense party that is the Seville European Film Festival is set to celebrate its 18th edition from 5-13 November: its 226 titles, six competition sections and around 30 different activities demonstrate that the gathering has grown dramatically and vigorously, establishing itself as a highly important cultural event. As proof of this, we only need name a few of the filmmakers who find themselves in its Official Section (dubbed “the most striking and refined selection in the history of this festival” by its director, José Luis Cienfuegos): Paris, 13th District [+leggi anche:
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by France’s Jacques Audiard, which will fire the starting pistol for nine intense days of film this Friday; Italy’s Nanni Moretti, with his latest work, Three Floors [+leggi anche:
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; Bergman Island [+leggi anche:
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by France’s Mia Hansen-Løve; and Andrea Arnold, who makes her non-fiction debut with Cow [+leggi anche:
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Also rocking up in the Official Section are Spaniards Chema García Ibarra (The Sacred Spirit [+leggi anche:
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), Santi Amodeo (The Gentiles [+leggi anche:
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) and Liliana Torres (What Went Wrong? [+leggi anche:
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), as well as the co-production with Lebanon Costa Brava, Lebanon [+leggi anche:
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, directed by Mounia Akl. Italy’s Michelangelo Frammartino has been invited with Il Buco [+leggi anche:
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, which reconstructs the first expedition down into one of the deepest caves on the planet. Germany’s Dominik Graf will come along clutching Fabian - Going to the Dogs [+leggi anche:
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, which is an adaptation of the novel by Erich Kastner. Plus, Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul will show off his European co-production Memoria [+leggi anche:
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, starring Tilda Swinton.

Audiences will also be able to see The Tsugua Diaries [+leggi anche:
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, helmed by Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes, which unfolds during the pandemic. Fate as the origin of love is the crux of What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? [+leggi anche:
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by Alexandre Koberidze. In addition, Clio Barnard offers up an emotional slice of cinema in Ali & Ava [+leggi anche:
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. Ahed’s Knee [+leggi anche:
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by Nadav Lapid is an autofiction film with which he condemns the censorship of art in Israeli society. Jonas Carpignano paints a portrait of modern-day Italy with A Chiara [+leggi anche:
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, while with Great Freedom [+leggi anche:
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, Austria’s Sebastian Meise tackles the struggle of a gay man as he fights for his freedom in post-war Germany, because of a law (repealed in 1969) that criminalised homosexuality.

The duo made up of Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige comes back to Seville with Memory Box [+leggi anche:
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, which takes a look at the Lebanon of the 1980s. With Saving One Who Was Dead [+leggi anche:
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, Czech filmmaker Václav Kadrnka talks once again about the absence of a loved one. Medea by Russia’s Aleksandr Zeldovich explores the themes of repressed desires, jealousy and anger, and in Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle [+leggi anche:
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, France’s Arthur Harari homes in on a Japanese soldier who has been forsaken on an island, and his titular 10,000 nights in the jungle. Finally, in the Official Section, Out of Competition, Violeta Salama will present her feature debut, Alegría [+leggi anche:
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, and Salamanca-born helmer Rodrigo Cortés will do likewise with his historical drama Love Gets a Room [+leggi anche:
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Continuing with the theme of Spanish cinema, the New Waves section will see David Pantaleón vying for the prize with Rendir los machos [+leggi anche:
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, while in New Waves Non-Fiction, filmmakers Maja Borg (Passion [+leggi anche:
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), Miguel Ángel Blanca (Magaluf Ghost Town [+leggi anche:
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), Silvia Rey Canudo (Wan Xia), Marc Sempere-Moya and Leire Apellániz (Cosmic Chant. Niño de Elche [+leggi anche:
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) and Eliane Raheb (Miguel’s War [+leggi anche:
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) will go head to head. Furthermore, Alvaro F Pulpeiro will take part in Permanent Revolutions with So Foul a Sky [+leggi anche:
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and José Luis Estañ will partake in Extraordinary Histories with A diente de perro. On the other hand, Manuel Martín Cuenca and Benito Zambrano will introduce The Daughter [+leggi anche:
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and Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake [+leggi anche:
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 (previously presented at San Sebastián and the Seminci, respectively) as special screenings.

To round things off, it’s worth noting that the festival, which will be brought to a close by Belfast [+leggi anche:
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, Kenneth Branagh’s most personal movie to date, will host the unveiling of the nominees for the 34th European Film Awards at 12 pm on 9 November, as well as a well-stocked list of professional events. Standing out among these are the European Coproduction Forum, which this year has invited Germany as its guest country, and the recently founded Seville Film Festival Independent Film Market, MERCI Sevilla (see the news).

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