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Full line-up of the Stockholm film festival includes feature and documentary competition line-ups.Scroll down for full line-up
The Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 11-22) has unveiled the line-up for its 26th edition, comprising more than 190 films from over 70 countries.
It marks the first time Stockholm has a greater number of women than men competing for the Bronze Horse – the festival’s top prize.
The documentary competition includes Amy Berg’s An Open Secret, an investigation into accusations of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry; and Cosima Spender’s Palio, centred on the annual horse race in Siena, Italy.
Announcing the programme, festival director Git Scheynius also revealed that Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will visit Stockholm for the first time as chairman of the jury for the first Stockholm Impact Award, which »
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Madrid – One of Europe’s most prestigious arthouse companies, Paris-based production-distribution-sales house Pyramide whose sales slate includes the Oscar-nominated “Leviathan,” has taken world sales rights to Chema Rodriguez’s feature film project “Seven Hours,” a portrait of the devastating psychological ravages of Guatemala’s Civil War.
Co-penned by Rodriguez (“Nightfall in India,” “The Railroad All Stars”) and Mexico’s Francisco Vargas (“The Violin”), “Seven Hours” is now scheduled to shoot late October, said “Seven Hours” producer Jose Nolla.
“I am delighted to sign one more Latin American film which is a cinematography we care a lot about here at Pyramide. ‘Seven Hours’ is a beautiful script, poetic and political; we were deeply moved by the story and the way this very contemporary subject is handled. We believe it is going to be a strong film in the vein of ‘La jaula de oro’ and ‘Ixcanul,’” said Pyramide head Eric Lagesse. »
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