Venice International Film Critics’ Week lineup sees Europe playing a leading role in the increasingly global nature of films

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VENICE 2021 International Film Critics’ Week

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– The new General Delegate Beatrice Fiorentino will deliver a post-pandemic edition full of fruitful co-production efforts, courtesy of the Old Continent

They carry death by Helena Girón and Samuel M Delgado

“To start over with a new perspective, in the first year of the pandemic. Start over with a focus on the relationship between the spectator and the film ”. This is how Beatrice Fiorentino summarizes her duties as the new general delegate of International Film Critics’ Week, including 36e edit is configured to take place in the Venice Film Festival scheduled from September 1 to 11. It is an edition that will inevitably bear the traces of recent experiences. Chosen in collaboration with the selection committee from among nearly 600 registered candidates from more than 75 countries (a surprising number given initial expectations and past experience), the films will form a program made up of 7 first works in competition. and 2 special screenings, all in world premieres and from various origins, and all in the form of unusual but successful co-production efforts, sending a clear signal that cinema is becoming an increasingly global affair.

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Europe is present in almost all of these titles, starting with the duo of seasoned Spanish filmmakers Helene Giron and Samuel M Delgado, which will present the Spanish-Colombian co-production They carry death [+see also:
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, followed by: Hungary Gabor Fabricius, which offers its powerful first film Erase Frank [+see also:
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; italy Alexandre celli with his first job Dog world [+see also:
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, and Matteo tortone with the documentary Mother Lode [+see also:
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(a co-production between France, Italy and Switzerland); that of Russia Ekaterina Selenkina with Detours [+see also:
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(Russia / Netherlands) and Brazil Alex Carvalho with his film debut the salamander [+see also:
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(Brazil / France / Germany). Arsalan Amirithe Iranian film by Zalava is configured to close the Competition section. The opening film of the global event will be Karmalink through Jake Wachtel (Cambodia / USA), while the closing window is entrusted to Gianluca MatarreseItalian-French co-production of The last chapter [+see also:
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The seven feature films in competition will compete for a first prize worth € 5,000, the winner of which will be chosen by an international jury made up of Claudio Cupellini, Vanja Kaludjercic and Sandrine Marqués. The films selected for the International Film Critics’ Week will also compete for the Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Prize for Best First Film.

The selection is as follows:

Competetion

They carry death [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Samuel M Delgado and Helena…
film profile
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Helena Girón, Samuel M Delgado (Spain / Colombia)
Erase Frank [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Gábor Fabricius
film profile
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Gabor Fabricius (Hungary)
Dog world [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
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Alexandre celli (Italy)
Mother Lode [+see also:
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interview: Matteo Tortone
film profile
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Matteo tortone (France / Italy / Switzerland)
Detours [+see also:
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film profile
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Ekaterina Selenkina (Russia / Netherlands)
the salamander [+see also:
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Alex Carvalho (Brazil / France / Germany)
ZalavaArsalan Amiri (Iran)

Special screenings

KarmalinkJake Wachtel (Cambodia / USA) (opening film)
The last chapter [+see also:
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Gianluca Matarrese (Italy / France) (closing film)

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(Translated from Italian)

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