Magnificent7 Prologue 2

A quote from my welcoming words for the Magnificent7 Festival:

What is a good film festival? You will not be surprised when I answer that question by saying: Come to the 6th edition of Magnificent7! Again we – Svetlana and Zoran Popovic and I – have done our best to compose a programme that we are sure will apppeal to you. You will learn about the troublesome, yet fascinating work of a piano tuner in ”Pianomania”. You will – for the first time, I guess – get an insight to the even more troublesome profession of being the man in black in the football film ”Kill the Referee”. You will laugh and cry with the charismatic Finnish characters in ”Living Rooom of a Nation”. And maybe shake your head in despair when you see how we deal with immigration in Europe, in ”The Arrivals”. And enjoy the beauty and life simplicity up in the North of Sweden in ”Way of Nature”. Precisely the same you might feel being in the company of wonderful people who have chosen to live far away from the urban landscape, in ”Below Sea Level”. Last but not least you will be touched by the honest and intimate search for his father that the director performs in ”My Life With Carlos”.

Three of the films have been reviewed on this site – type the titles under “search”: The Living Room of a Nation, Kill the Referee, Below the Sea Level.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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