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Stockholm Film Festival to open with 'I, Daniel Blake'

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Stockholm Film Festival to open with 'I, Daniel Blake'
The 27th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 9 - 20) will present 200 films from 70 countries.

The Stockholm International Film Festival will kick-off with Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake, followed by a mid-festival ‘middle film’ screening in the shape of Nate Parker’s Birth of A Nation, and will close with Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea.

Directors attending the festival include Francis Ford Coppola (who will receive the lifetime achievement award, present a public talk, and screen Apocalypse Now), Ken Loach, Francois Ozon (who receives the festival’s Visionary Award), Ira Sachs, Alice Lowe, Mark Cousins, Anne Fontaine, Gabe Klinger, and many more.

The festival’s main competition line-up is:

A Decent Woman by Lukas Valenta Rinner (Arg, S Kor, Aus)A Taste Of Ink by Morgan Simon (Fr)Albüm by Mehmet Can Mertoğlu (Tur, Fr, Rom)Are We Not Cats by Xander Robin (Us)Birth Of A Nation by [link
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New Europe to sell Venice Days title 'Quit Staring at my Plate'

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Exclusive: Coming-of-age drama centres on a young woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters.

New Europe Film Sales is to handle Hana Jusic’s Quit Staring At My Plate, which is to play in competition at Venice Days (Aug 31-Sept 10).

The Croatia-Denmark drama marks the feature debut of Croatian filmmaker Jusic and is produced by Kinorama’s Ankica Juric Tilic (The High Sun) in co-production with Beofilm (Teddy Bear).

The film stars newcomer Mia Petričević as Marijana, a young woman who seeks solace in mindless sexual encounters, away from her mother, invalid father and simpleton brother with whom she lives in a tiny flat. Zlatko Burić (Pusher, 2012) co-stars.

The feature was developed through Torino Film Lab and presented at Les Arcs Co-Production Village works in progress section in December.

At Les Arcs, Jusic said: “Our lead is not a professional actress. I met her at the beach and persuaded her to join the film… My characters
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Venice Days 2016 line-up unveiled

Venice Days 2016 line-up unveiled
Syrian war documentary set as opening film; Naomi Kawase and Crystal Moselle shorts selected.Scroll down for line-up

Venice Film Festival’s independent strand Venice Days has unveiled the line-up for its 13th edition, which runs alongside the main festival from Aug 31-Sept 10.

There are 11 titles in competition (10 world premieres), six special event screenings and two shorts on show.

Opening the programme will be Denmark-Finland co-pro The War Show [pictured] from co-directors Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon. A documentary road film chronicling the Syrian uprising and war, the film sees Zytoon sets off on a road trip around Syria, telling the Syrian story through a series of personal intimate stories.

Italian titles in the line-up include Indivisible, Edoardo de Angelis’s story of two Neapolitan Siamese twin sisters who are exploited as a novelty singing act by their father. Rome-based sales agent True Colours boarded the film earlier this year.

The shorts – dubbed the Women’s Tales project
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