The seventh edition of the festival will screen the new works of François Ozon and Michael Haneke.
Sergio Ríos Pérez

14 Nov 2012 - 8:01 AM  UPDATED 14 Nov 2012 - 8:01 AM

Just a few days after the closing ceremony of the Sevilla European Film Festival, today, November 13, another Spanish city, this time Segovia, is opening its very own cinematic event dedicated to films from the Old Continent. The seventh edition of the Segovia European Film Festival (in Spanish, Muestra de Cine Europeo Ciudad de Segovia: MUCES) is to screen 96 films, 44 of which are in the Official Section, until November 20.

The festival's programme includes the most interesting, celebrated, and awarded European productions of the year, like Austrian director Michael Haneke's Love (Palma d'Or in Cannes), French director François Ozon's In the House (Golden Shell in San Sebastian, pictured), the Taviani brothers' Caesar Must Die (Golden Bear in Berlin), as well as many more. The section, whose aim is to show the public the best of European production, is made up of films not yet released in Spain.

What is more, the Segovia event is to be the first European film festival this year to screen all ten features initially selected to compete for the European Parliament's LUX Prize, an award handed to films that illustrate the universality of European values, the diversity of European culture, or address the construction process of the European Union. Next Friday, November 16, the festival will hold a debate on European cinema that Cineuropa will cover live via Twitter.

As each year, MUCES is to pay special attention to the cinematography of one European country, this year with 12 feature films from Hungary.

To see the complete programme, please visit the festival's official website.

Translated from Spanish

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