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Greece: Thessaloniki International Film Festival

(GREK NEWS AGENDA)     Faithful to its annual rendezvous with cinephiles, the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece’s grandest and most prestigious film event opens its doors on November the 14, 2008, bringing about the transformation of the city of Thessaloniki to a youthful hive of life and creative association. Multi-awarded Belgian auteurs Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, heretical Japanese actor and director Takeshi Kitano, unconventional English director Terence Davies, internationally renowned and two-time Academy Award winner Argentinean composer Gustavo Santaolalla and Brazilian director Walter Salles are only a few of the big names of modern cinema that are expected to honour this year’s festival with their presence. Thessaloniki Film Festival: Profile & Balkan Fund & Agora & CrossRoads Co-Production Forum; Secretariat General of Information: About Greece-Tracing the Artistic and Cultural Map in Contemporary Greece & Festival and Cultural Events ; Greek News Agenda: 48th Thessaloniki Film Festival