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Les Arcs moves Co-Production Village to January in Paris; unveils selection

Les Arcs moves Co-Production Village to January in Paris; unveils selection
New Projects by Paulo Miranda Maria, Delphine Girard, Mans Mansson are in the line-up.

The 12th edition of France’s Les Arcs Film Festival is moving its industry component to January 2021 but keeping the festival itself in December.

Les Arcs Industry Village will run as a hybrid online-physical event and will be based in Paris. The programme, which is headlined by the Co-production Village and Works-in-Progress events, will take place physically in Paris, from January 17-18, and online from January 20-21.

The festival component will retain its previously announced dates of December 12-19. It is expected to go ahead mainly online,
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Les Arcs moves Co-Production Village to January in Paris

Les Arcs moves Co-Production Village to January in Paris
New Projects by Paulo Miranda Maria, Delphine Girard, Mans Mansson are in the line-up.

The 12th edition of France’s Les Arcs Film Festival is moving its industy component to January 2021 but keeping the festival itself in December.

Les Arcs Industry Village will run as a hybrid online-physical event and will be based in Paris. The programme, which is headlined by the Co-production Village and Works-in-Progress events, will take place physically in Paris, from January 17-18, and online from January 20-21.

The festival component will retain its previouly announced dates of December 12-19. It is expected to go ahead mainly online,
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‘Those Who Work,’ ‘Chris the Swiss’ Top 2019 Swiss Film Awards

Two debut features in writer-director Antoine Russbach’s “Those Who Work” and Anja Kofmel’s animated documentary “Chris the Swiss,” were the big winners at Friday night’s Swiss Film Awards, notching three plaudits each.

Sold by Be For Films, “Those Who Work,” stars Belgian actor Olivier Gourmet, who has appeared in every single film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne since 1996’s “La Promesse,” to winning a Cannes best actor award for 2002’s “The Son.” In Russbach’s film Gourmet plays Frank, a 50-something fixer for a company which rents out cargo ships. On a busy day, to prevent a ship being put into quarantine, he rashly orders a stowaway be thrown overboard to certain death. The decision gets him fired, not for moral reasons, but in the hopes of avoiding a media scandal.

The film scooped the awards for best fiction feature, best screenplay and best performance in a supporting role,
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'Those Who Work', 'Chris The Swiss' win three each at 2019 Swiss Film Awards

Prizes for ’Those Who Work’ included best fiction film.

Those Who Work and documentary Chris The Swiss were the top winners at the 2019 Swiss Film Awards in Geneva on March 22, with three prizes each.

Antoine Russbach’s fiction feature debut Those Who Work took best fiction film, best screenplay and best performance in a supporting role for Pauline Schneider. The film, which premiered at Locarno 2018, is a socio-critical drama about the contemporary working environment.

Anja Kofmel’s Chris The Swiss, which launched at Critics’ Week at Cannes 2018, received best documentary film, best film score and best film editing. The animated
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Antoine Russbach's 'Those Who Work' Wins Best Film at Swiss Film Awards

Two debut films — Antoine Russbach's Those Who Work and Anja Kofmel's documentary Chris the Swiss — won big at the 2019 Swiss film awards Friday night, picking up honors for best fiction film and best documentary feature, respectively.

Those Who Work, which stars Olivier Gourmet as a workaholic father who reassesses his life after being fired from his job, also won honors for best screenplay and best supporting performance for actress Pauline Schneider.

Chris the Swiss also picked up honors for best film score and best editing. In the documentary, Kofmel digs into the story behind her cousin, a ...
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Cph Pix to close with only Danish theatrical screening of 'Roma'

Cph Pix to close with only Danish theatrical screening of 'Roma'
Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built will open event.

Cph Pix’s 10th edition will open with Lars von Trier in the house to present The House That Jack Built and will close with Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma: it will mark the Netflix project’s only planned theatrical screening in Denmark.

The 10th edition of the festival runs Sept 27 to Oct 10, presenting 191 features including 19 new Danish films. The Buster schools and family programme will show 44 of those features, such as I Kill Giants and The Breadwinner.

Festival hits set to screen include Cold War, Shoplifters, Capernaum, Touch Me Not,
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Locarno: Profile of Antoine Russbach, Director of ‘Those Who Work’

Locarno, Switzerland — Belgium was the making of Antoine Russbach, director of “Those Who Work,” the highest-profile Swiss debut world premiering at this year’s Locarno Festival, in its Filmmakers of the Present.

Born in Switzerland’s Geneva, Russbach studied at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion, about 19 miles south-east of Brussels, and spent his twenties in Belgium, before moving back home to Switzerland. At the Iad he made friends, such as France’s Emmanuel Marre, whose short, “The Summer Movie,” was one highlight at this year’s UniFrance MyFrenchFilmFestival, and who co-wrote “Those Who Work” with Russbach.

Sold by Be For Films, Russbach’s debut also stars Belgian actor Olivier Gourmet, who has appeared in every single film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne from 1996’s “La Promesse,” to winning a Cannes best actor award for 2002’s “The Son.” In Belgium, Russbach says he, “learned to make very naturalistic, realistic movies,
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Locarno: B For Films Launches ‘With the Wind,’ ‘Those Who Work,’ ‘Genesis’ (Exclusive)

Handling more films than any other international sales agent at this year’s Locarno Festival, Europe’s biggest mid-summer film event, Brussels-based B For Films will represent new films by Bettina Oberli, one of Switzerland’s most popular cineasts, Canadian Philippe Lesage’s return to A-fest international competition after debut “The Demons” dazzled at San Sebastian, and Antoine Russbach’s first feature, the highest-profile Swiss debut this year at the Swiss festival.

The two Swiss titles are for “no special reason,” said B For Films Pamela Lau, who set up the sales company with pan-European sales-financing-production company Playtime.

But Lau recognized that Be For Films has been approached by Swiss producers since the success of Lisa Brühlmann’s “Blue My Mind,”which sold 15 territories off a San Sebastian Festival world premiere last year.

Only about half B For Films’ titles are Belgian, and often minority co-productions. Reteaming Lesage with producer
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Locarno 2018. Lineup

Bruno Dumont's CoinCoin et les Z'inhumainsThe lineup for the 2018 festival has been revealed, including new films by Hong Sang-soo, Radu Muntean, Mariano Llinás and others, alongside retrospectives and tributes, and much more.

Piazza GRANDEBlacKkKlansmanBlazeCoincoin et les Z'inhumainsI Feel GoodLe vent tourneLes Beaux EspritsLibertyL'ordre des medecinsL'ospiteManila in the Claws of LightBirds of PassageRuben Brandt, Collector (Milorad Krstic, Hungary)Se7enSearchingThe Equalizer 2Un nemico che ti vuole bene (Denis Rabaglia, Italy/Switzerland)What Doesn't Kill Us

Concorso INTERNAZIONALEGlaubenbergA Family TourDianeLa FlorYaraMenocchioToo Late To Die YoungRay & LizHotel By the RiverA Land ImaginedMSibelGenèseWintermärchenAlice T.

Concorso Cineasti Del PRESENTEAll GoodThose Who WorkChaosClosing TimeImmersed FamilyFaust The Dive Suburban BirdsYoung and AliveLikemebackDead Horse NebulaWe Are ThankfulSophia AntipolisHierLong Way HomeTrot

Signs Of Lifea Room with a Coconut ViewCommunion Los AngelesHow Fernando Pessoa Saved PortugalDulcineaGulyabaniThe Fragile HouseMan in the WellJulio Iglesias's HouseThe Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas ChauvinSedução da CarneAnything And AllThe Grand BizarreErased,
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Locarno 2018 Lineup Includes New Films from Hong Sang-soo, Radu Muntean, and More

The lineup for this year’s Locarno International Film Festival, which celebrates its 71st edition, has arrived. Among the most-anticipated titles in the lineup there’s a new feature from Hong Sang-soo titled Hotel by the River and the latest film from Tuesday, After Christmas director Radu Muntean, Alice T. Also in the slate is Man in the Well, a short film from Hu Bo, made before his first and final feature An Elephant Sitting Still. Ahead of our coverage, check out the full lineup below (via Mubi), also featuring previously premiered films from Spike Lee, Kent Jones, Ethan Hawke, Ciro Guerra & Cristtina Gallego, Aneesh Chaganty, and more.

Piazza Grande

BlackKkansman

Blaze

Coincoin et les Z’inhumains

I Feel Good

Le vent tourne

Les Beaux Esprits

Liberty

L’ordre des medecins

L’ospite

Manila in the Claws of Light

Birds of Passage

Ruben Brandt, Collector

Se7en

Searching

The Equalizer 2
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