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European Film Fest

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 Posted: 10:42 AM JST

The 13th Osaka European Film Festival will be staged from November 3 through 29 at various venues in Osaka. In addition to showing recent European films which have not been previously screened in Japan, the festival will feature related events, such as photo exhibitions and discussions. The festival has invited such renowned film-makers as Wim Wenders and Bernardo Bertolucci as honorary chairpersons.

The centerpieces of this year's event will be Europe's 11 latest hot feature films, including works that have received the Golden Berlin Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Award for Best Actress at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Also to be screened is a special program of seven short French films which have never been shown in Japan. Actress Adriana Asti will join the festival as its honorary chairperson. At the same time, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Osaka-Milan sister city partnership and the 50th anniversary of the Osaka Japan-Italy Association, 'Rocco e i Suoi Fratelli'(1960, Italy) and other films will be shown as homage to the actress and Luchino Visconti, the famed director from Milan.

For inquiries, please contact Executive Committee, Osaka European Film Festival (Tel: 06-6882-6213) URL:http://www.oeff.jp/.

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