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Meet the Masters at the 18th New Horizons International Film Festival

Sorry Angel, dir. Christophe Honoré
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These films won't leave you feeling indifferent. The Masters section at the 18th New Horizons International Film Festival features 25 works by exceptional directors who have revolutionized contemporary cinema.

Including Stéphane Brizé's energetic César Award-winning At War; Christophe Honoré's Sorry Angel, a hit at Cannes that has been compared to Call Me by Your Name; James Benning's Readers, a surprising experiment by one New Horizons audiences' favorite directors. Tickets are now on sale.

A film that will make you want to launch a revolution is Stéphane Brizé's At War (En guerre), the latest work by the director of the famous The Measure of a Man. It received one of the longest ovations of any film at this year's Cannes Festival.

If you were to combine the sensuality of Call Me by Your Name with the energy of BPM (Beats Per Minute), what would the result be? Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) was written and directed by Christophe Honoré, one of France's most influential contemporary filmmakers.

In Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra's Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano), we see the world before Pablo Esobar. The latest film by the famous producer and director of Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente) is a visually stunning story about the early days of the Colombian drug trade, whose dramatic power has been compared to the series Narcos.

James Benning astonishes once again: Readers is the latest experiment by the director of the famous 13 Lakes. This is a must-see film for all lovers of a good book.

This film came within a hair's breadth of not being made. The Insult (L'insulte), the latest work by Ziad Doueiri, who collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on Pulp Fiction, was nominated for an Oscar. This suspenseful story about the paradoxes of the Middle East is like a cross between Spike Lee and Asghar Farhadi.

The Masters section also includes: Abbas Kiarostami's 24 Frames, Gaspar Noé's Climax, Nanouk Leopold's Cobain, Eugène Green's Waiting for the Barbarians (En attendant les Barbares), Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Robert Guédiguian's House by the Sea (La Villa), Aleksey German Jr.'s Dovlatov, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı), Laurent Cantet's The Workshop (L'atelier), Jean-Luc Godard's The Image Book (Le livre d'image) and Lav Diaz's Season of the Devil (Ang panahon ng halimaw).

Tickets for individual screenings are available at www.nowehoryzonty.pl and at the New Horizons Cinema box office in Wrocław. The sponsor of the Masters section is Black Red White. During the festival, we invite viewers to take part in a contest to win an armchair autographed by film masters.

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