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‘Separation’ to open New Horizons

'The Skin I Live In' to close Polish fest

KARLOVY VARY — Poland’s biggest film festival, New Horizons — which has a prize purse worth $95,000 — will open its 11th edition with Berlin Golden Bear winner “Nader and Simin: A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi.

The Iranian director’s story of a moral dilemma faced by a couple — torn between emigrating to give their daughter a better life or staying to care for an elderly parent with Alzheimer’s — screens at the opening of the Wroclaw-based event July 21.

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Cannes grand jury prize winner “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” will also screen at the opening.

Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” — another Cannes competish screener — is the closing film on July 31.

The festival, which combines screenings with art events in the university city, has confirmed that helmers Terry Gilliam, Kim Ki-Duk and Bruno Dumont will be among the guests.

Competition winners are guaranteed distribution in Poland.

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