Magazine article Screen International

UK Focus at Vologda's VOICES

Magazine article Screen International

UK Focus at Vologda's VOICES

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UK film-makers are in the spotlight at the fifth edition of Vologda's VOICES festival (July 4-8), which will open with Ken Loach's Cannes Competition film Jimmy's Hall.

British actress Justine Waddell, who learnt Russian for her role in Alexander Zeldovich's Target (Mishen), will join the competition's international jury, including Moscow Film Festival programme director Kirill Razlogov, Russian actress Olga Sutulova, and Armenian-French actor-director-producer Serge Avedikian, with writer-director Svetlana Proskurina as jury chairperson.

The competition line-up of 10 first and second features are as follows:

Life Feels Good, dir: Maciej Pieprzyca, Poland

Still Life, dir: Uberto Pasolini, UK

Class Enemy, dir: Rok Bicek, Slovenia

Blind, dir: Eskil Vogt, Norway

Stereo, dir: Maximilian Erlenwein, Germany

The Art Of Happiness, dir: Alessandro Rak, Italy

Wolf, dir: Jim Taihuttu, The Netherlands

To See The Sea, dir: Jirí Mádl, Czech Republic

When Animals Dream, dir: Jonas Alexander Arnby, Denmark

Skinless, dir: Vladimir Beck, Russia.

Sidebars include the out-of-competition European section with such films as The Great Beauty, Ida, and The Broken Circle Breakdown, a Russian Programme featuring such titles as Dubrovskiy, I Won't Come Back, Goodbye, Mum and Moscow winner Yes And Yes, as well as an evening dedicated to the late Russian director Alexey Balabanov. …

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