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Thessaloniki kicks off with White God

31 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

White God and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence bookend the 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

The 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Oct 31-Nov 9) kicks off today with the Cannes Certain Regard Gran Prix awarded White God by Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó.

It concludes November 9 with the Venice Golden Lion awarded A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence by Swedish director Roy Andersson.

Both directors will be present as they are set to also receive homages.

Also receiving tributes are legendary German actress Hanna Schygulla, Us director Ramin Bahrani and his Serbian colleague Želimir Žilnik.

They will  enjoy retrospectives of their films and will offer master classes.

Among others attending are Fatih Akin to present The Cut, Ira Sachs to introduce Love Is Strange co-produced by local production powerhouse, Christos Konstantakopoulos’ Faliro House boasting among its international coproductions slate  Jarmush’s Only Lovers Left Alive plus two upcomig Terrence Malick films in post »

- alexisgrivas@yahoo.com (Alexis Grivas)

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