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Venice Critics’ Week: Anna Eriksson Debut ‘M’, Indian Fantasy ‘Tumbbad’ In 2018 Mix

The National Union of Italian Film Critics has revealed its picks for the Venice Critics’ Week section it organizes parallel to the Venice Film Festival. Seven debut features have been set this year in competition for the Audience Award. Each will also be eligible for the Lion of the Future Luigi De Laurentiis Award that’s handed out at the main prize ceremony and goes to a first film from across all sections. It comes with a $100K purse.

Opening the section out of competition this year is Indian fantasy pic Tumbbad from Eros International and directors Rahi Anil Barve and Adesh Prasad, while closing duties belong to Tunisian horror movie Dachra from Abdelhamid Bouchnak. Other highlights include Sudanese comedy A Kasha; Syrian war documentary Still Recording; Montenegro’s first entry You Have The Night; and experimental horror pic M, the debut by Finnish pop star Anna Eriksson that’s

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