Magazine article Screen International

Motovun Fest Plans French, Danish Focuses

Magazine article Screen International

Motovun Fest Plans French, Danish Focuses

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The 18th Motovun Film Festival, held in the picturesque mountaintop town in Croatia from July 25-29, will screen 120 films this year including 20 films in its main programme.

Selections will include Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster; The High Sun (Zvizdan) by Dalibor Matanic; The Postman's White Nights by Andrei Konchalovsky; Magical Girl by Carlos Vermut; Virgin Mountain by Dagur Kari; The Falling by Carol Morley; You're Too Ugly by Mark Noonan; and Bridgend by Jeppe Ronde.

Themed programmes this year include include French films in the Festival of France in Croatia (including Bruno Dumont's Li'l Quinquin and Melanie Laurent's Breathe); 20 years of Dogme 95 and Danish film; European TV series; and religious extremism.

The brute-French programme about new French extremism includes early works from Leos Carax, Francois Ozon and Claire Denis. …

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