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Film Fest Gent announces its first ten international titles

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24 Aug 2016

The festival announces its first international titles in various sections. The Official Competition includes the British-Belgian co-production “A Quiet Passion” by Terence Davies starring Cynthia Nixon. Two feature films from the last Cannes edition also stand a chance to win Best Film or Best Music & Sound: the Romanian drama “Bacalaureat” by Cristian Mungiu and remarkable Italian “Fai bei sogni" by Marco Bellocchio starring Bérénice Bejo.

The opening film "I, Daniel Blake” is part of the section Galas & Specials; highly anticipated films that are screened before they appear in Belgian theaters. And "Neruda" by Pablo Larraín, “Paterson” by Jim Jarmusch and “Personal Shopper" by Olivier Assayas. For the younger film fans the festival has got the animated Cannes Fortnight hit "My name is Zucchini" by Claude Barras, lined up.

In the section Global Cinema, the festival offers diverse titles in contemporary auteur cinema, including two films from the recent Berlinale film festival: the powerful "Soy Nero” by Rafi Pitts, a striking portrait of a Green Card Soldier and Alex Gibney's “Zero Days".

The film music concerts remain one of the highlights of Film Fest Gent. The spotlight on Japanese cinema during the festival will also be extended to the World Soundtrack Awards Gala on October 19 at Capitole Ghent, where Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto will be the guest of honour and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. In addition, the best television scores will be featured during the World Soundtrack Awards Concert on October 20, also at Capitole. Tickets are already available through www.sherpa.be and www.worldsoundtrackawards.com.

First 10 international titles of the 43rd Film Fest Gent:

In competition:
1. "Bacalaureat" – Cristian Mungiu (Lumière)
2. "Fai bei sogni" – Marco Bellocchio (Cinémien)
3. "A Quiet Passion" – Terence Davies (Potemkino)

Galas & Specials:
4. "I, Daniel Blake" – Ken Loach (Cinéart)
5. "My life as a zucchini" – Claude Barras (Cinéart)
6. "Neruda" – Pablo Larraín (Imagine)
7. "Paterson" – Jim Jarmusch (Imagine)
8. "Personal Shopper" – Olivier Assayas (The Searchers)

Global Cinema:
9. "Soy Nero" – Rafi Pitts (Match Factory)
10. "Zero Days" – Alex Gibney (Splendid Film/KFD)

The public pre-sale for the opening film in Vooruit will start on 23 August, tickets on sale through www.filmfestival.be and www.vooruit.be.

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