Sevilla European Film Festival turns 18


– The Spanish gathering comes of age with a powerful array of European authors, of the caliber of Nanni Moretti, Jacques Audiard, Andrea Arnold and Mia Hansen-Løve, among others

Bergman Island by Mia Hansen-Løve

The huge party that is the Seville European Film Festival is about to celebrate its 18the edition from November 5 to 13: its 226 titles, its six competition sections and some thirty different activities show that the gathering has developed in a spectacular and vigorous way, asserting itself as a cultural event of great importance. As proof, it suffices to quote some of the filmmakers who find themselves in its Official Section (nicknamed “the most striking and refined selection in the history of this festival” by its director, José Luis Cienfuegos): Paris, 13e District [+see also:
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by France Jacques Audiard, which kicks off intense nine days of film this Friday; Italy Nanni Moretti, with his latest work, Three floors [+see also:
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; Bergman Island [+see also:
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by France Mia Hansen-Løve; and Andrea Arnold, who made his non-fiction debut with Cow [+see also:
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The Spaniards are also present in the official sectionChema García Ibarra (The Sacred Spirit [+see also:
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), Santi Amodeo (The good ones) and Liliana torres (What did not go well?), as well as the co-production with Lebanon Costa Brava, Lebanon [+see also:
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, realized by Mounia Akl. Italy Michelangelo Frammartino was invited with He Buco [+see also:
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, which recreates the first expedition to one of the deepest caves on the planet. germany Dominique graf will come squeezing Fabian – Going to dogs [+see also:
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, which is an adaptation of the novel by Erich Kastner. In addition, Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul will present its European co-production Memory [+see also:
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, featuring Tilda swinton.

The public will also be able to see Tsugua’s diaries [+see also:
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, directed by Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel gomes, which takes place during the pandemic. Fate as the origin of love is the knot of What do we see when we look at the sky? [+see also:
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through Alexander Koberidze. Besides, Clio Barnard offers an emotional slice of cinema in Ali and Ava [+see also:
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. Ahed’s knee [+see also:
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through Nadav Lapid is a self-fiction film with which he condemns the censorship of art in Israeli society. Jonas Carpignano portrays Italy today with A Chiara [+see also:
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, while with Great freedom [+see also:
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, Austria Sebastien meise addresses the fight of a homosexual who fights for his freedom in post-war Germany, because of a law (repealed in 1969) which criminalizes homosexuality.

The duo composed of Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige returns to Seville with Memory box [+see also:
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, which takes a look at Lebanon in the 1980s. Save the one who was dead [+see also:
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, Czech filmmaker Vaclav Kadrnka talks about the absence of a loved one. Medea by Russia Alexander Zeldovich explores the themes of repressed desires, jealousy and anger, and in Onoda – 10,000 nights in the jungle [+see also:
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, France Arthur harari houses a Japanese soldier who was abandoned on an island and his 10,000 titular nights in the jungle. Finally, in the Official Section, Out of Competition, Violet Salama will present his first feature film, Alegria, and coxswain born in Salamanca Rodrigo Cortes will do the same with its historical drama Love gets a room.

Continuing the theme of Spanish cinema, the New Waves section will see David pantaleon in contention for the prize with Make the machos, while in New Waves Non-Fiction, the filmmakers Maja borg (Passion [+see also:
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), Miguel ngel Blanca (Ghost town of Magaluf [+see also:
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), Silvia Rey Canudo (Wan xia), Marc Sempere-Moya and Leire Apellániz (Cosmic song. Niño de Elche) and Eliane Raheb (Miguel’s war [+see also:
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) will go face to face. Furthermore, Allvaro F Pulpeiro will participate in the Permanent Revolutions with So fouled up a sky [+see also:
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and José Luis Estañ will participate in extraordinary stories with A diente de perro. On the other hand, Manuel Martín Cuenca and Benito Zambrano will present the girl [+see also:
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and Lemon and poppy seed cake [+see also:
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(previously presented in San Sebastián and Seminci, respectively) in special screenings.

Finally, it should be noted that the festival, which will end with Belfast [+see also:
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, Kenneth branaghmost personal film to date, will host the unveiling of nominees for the 34e European Film Awards at 12 p.m. on November 9, as well as a well-stocked list of professional events. Among these, the European Co-Production Forum, which this year invited Germany as a guest country, and the Independent Film Market of the recently created Seville Film Festival, MERCI Sevilla (read the news).

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(Translated from Spanish)


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