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18. IFF New Horizons program revealed

Festivals 2018-07-10

Nadine Labaki’s “Capharnaum” will be the opening film, while “Happy As Lazzaro” by Alice Rohrwacher will close the festival.

The 18th New Horizons International Film Festival is Poland’s biggest film event, held in Wroclaw for the thirteenth year in a row. During 11 days of screenings, from July 26 to August 5, 2018, audiences will see 225 full-length films, of which three are world premieres and 147 will be shown for the first time in Poland.

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New Horizons International Competition

Bold, uncompromising films by artists seeking new forms of expression – these are the hallmarks of the New Horizons International Film Competition. This year, 12 productions from around the world will compete for the Grand Prix, including the Polish “Fugue” by Agnieszka Smoczyńska (director of the hit film “The Lure”) – a psychological thriller about a woman who has lost her memory, while “My Friend the Polish Girl” by the directing duo of Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek, is a provocative story about the extent film may interfere in other people's lives.

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Hits from Leading Festivals

This year's repertoire will include hits from the world’s leading festivals. In addition to “Capharnaum”by Nadine Labaki, and Cannes best screenplay winner “Happy As Lazzaro” by Alice Rohrwacher, viewers will enjoy the winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale – “Touch Me Not” by Adina Pintilie, the winner of the Golden Palm – “Shoplifters” by Hirokazu Koreeda, or the prize-winning “Girl” by Lukas Dhont (plus many more).

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“Cinema goes OUT” is this year’s New Horizons slogan. We are looking for alternative narratives, ways to go outside the system and look at the activities of outsiders. That is why the festival program includes retrospectives of cinematic visionaries and revolutionaries: Ildikó Enyedi, Pedro Costa, João César Monteiro and Nicolas Roeg.
We will pay special attention to Ingmar Bergman – on the hundredth birthday of the master.

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During the 11 festival days, in addition to film screenings, all participants can enjoy exhibitions, masterclasses, as well as concerts. The complete festival program is available at Tickets for individual screenings go on sale July 17. The 18TH New Horizons International Film Festival runs from July 26 through August 5.

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