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Cult film screenings with special guests catherine breillat  and francisco barilli receiving lifetime achievement awards

Cult film screenings with special guests catherine breillat and francisco barilli receiving lifetime achievement awards

10th November 2013

Cult film screenings with special guests catherine breillat  and francisco barilli receiving lifetime achievement awards

Now in its seventh year, the annual Cine-Excess International Film Conference and Festival is taking place at mac birmingham, the contemporary arts centre on 15th to 17th November for a lively three-day event that brings together global filmmakers, scholars, critics and movie distributors as well as featuring screenings, filmmaker awards, retrospectives and guests.

This year Cine Excess critically examines traditions of European Erotic Cinema. It takes place at mac birmingham, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and is being jointly organised by the University of Birmingham and University of Brighton.

The guests of honour are controversial and acclaimed French filmmaker Catherine Breillat (Romance, A Ma Soeur! Anatomy of Hell) and Italian actor turned cult auteur Francesco Barilli (The Perfume of the Lady in Black, Pensione Paura). They will both receive Cine-Excess lifetime achievement awards at the event. Previous recipients have included Roger Corman, Dario Argento, Joe Dante and Franco Nero.

To celebrate this year’s theme of Erotic Excess, there’s a special screening season entitled Dark Romance, showing premieres, new and classic films that deal with the dark side of eroticism. These include Francesco Barilli’s lost masterpiece PENSIONE PAURA (1977) about the depraved guests in a hotel during World War 2; the newly re-edited version of Federico Zampaglione’s giallo celebration, TULPA (2012); Canadian period horror from Martin Doepner, ROUGE SANGE (2012); the psychological terror of children’s games explored in Juanra Fernández’ FOR ELISA (2012); and concluding with the scent-sational dark allure of Jesse Peyronel’s SIREN (2103).

The Cine-Excess academic conference is held throughout the day featuring over 35 talks from international critics and scholars who will be considering the subject of European Erotic Excess. Subtitled ‘European Erotic Excess: Identity, Desire and Disgust’, these talks and discussion forums are open to the public. There are also a number of industry panel debates on research funding for cult film and programming cult and extreme cinema. Cine Excess IV runs 15th to 17th November.

Full details of the conference and festival can be found at: www.cine-excess.co.uk

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