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Cannes Film Festival makes space for Andrew Steggall's Departure along with Abel Ferrara's Alive in France

By Rosslyn Hyams

In this month's Cinefile, Rosslyn Hyams talks to director Andrew Steggall about his poetic coming-of-age film Departure, and to Dounia Sichov about her dual role in the rock-music documentary Alive in France directed by Abel Ferrara films, as well as her directorial debut project. Maria-Carolina Pina from RFI's Spanish-language service reveals what appeals in a Latin American feature directed by two women from Argentina and Chile.

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The Prayer; The International Paris documentary film festival

Two wrongs don't make a right in the tense movie, The Insult

A unique look at war in Philippe van Leeuw's In Syria and Raoul Peck's lesser-bearded The Young Karl Marx

Egypt in the foreground and background In the Last Days of the City

Nothingwood - a French filmmaker's take on an Afghan film star