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2022 Programme
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Diego Hernández Those who saw Los Fundadores (FID 2021) know that Diego Hernández skilfully transforms the little he has into film sets and the few friends he has into exquisite characters. In...

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Serge Garcia The actor-director picks up the old telephone, hangs up, over and over again ; the soundman records all the takes. We are on the film set of Declan Clarke’s latest opus, What are the...

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Clemente Castor In Príncipe de Paz (FID 2019), young mexicans wandered between city and country, faced with the enigma of a giant skeleton. Atados los años engullen la terra works with the same...

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Florence Pazzottu A woman sweeps the floor, then hands the broom to a man: he sweeps a bit, and hands it back to her. In this film, named after Vasari's biography of Giorgione, man and woman reenact...

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Janaína Nagata Janaína Nagata, brazilian film director, buys a 16mm film reel on the internet without knowing its contents: she discovers an Afrikaner family film shot in South Africa in the...

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Kyoshi Sugita Four Japanese women: the first reads cards for a colleague who would like to get back in touch with a former heartthrob; the second one, barely an adult, is courted by older men but is...

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Jean Boiron Lajous Whether in cabaret or in labial synchronisation, one of the most enjoyable games is to make yours someone else’s voice. Ventriloquized by a series of famous media voices the...

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Claire Doyon After a feature film devoted to her non- verbal autistic daughter (Pénélope my love, FID 2021), Claire Doyon turns to an Asperger autistic female friend for answers to some of her...

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Jean-Daniel Pollet In an isolated house by the sea, a young man, beautiful and vulnerable, feels the winds of madness rising in him. A hypnotic adaptation of Maupassant’s short story, with Laurent...

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Pierre Creton In the Paris metro, there’s a man in a black mask. An anti-vax demonstration passes by the indifferent camera. The man goes home, the sound of social anger following him inside, but...

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Marie Bottois 1973 saw the creation of the MLAC (Movement for Abortion and Contraception Freedom) in France. Some abortive medical procedures that were still illegal and secrete were sometimes...

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Pauline Bastard What is political rhetoric? How is a word embodied? How do we establish a listening ear? These are all questions at the heart of so called politics. And just as decisive, who is...

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Jean-Christian Riff One day, Jean-Christian Riff notices two boys playing a mysterious game under his window. He films them. This is the starting point for a film that, without the camera ever...

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Mario Marret Nossa Terra is a combat film, an urgent film, shot during the guerilla warfare surrounding Guinea-Bissau’s struggle for independence in the mid-1960s. Before becoming a politically...

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Maddi Barber Marina Lameiro A pine forest. Forest keepers are busy, surveying the set-up and measuring tree trunks : soon they will be cutting them down. A machine measures distances and produces a...

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Jacques Kebadian Pierre Guyotat at home, between 2002 and 2009: scenes from a writer’s life. First he organises his library : each book is an occasion for comments, reminiscences, questionnings....

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Nataliya Ilchuk Ukrainian youths, hanging out, by day and night. Metalhead piercings, self-portrait questionnaires, the circulation of desire. The poverty of the images tells of amateur DV cameras,...

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Elisabeth Perceval Nicolas Klotz "So long Michael": with utmost simplicity, a tribute to Michael Lonsdale, who died in september 2020. Shot a few months before his death, the images show us the...

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Declan Clarke What are the wild waves saying ? Following up on Saturn and beyond (Georges de Beauregard International Award, FID 2021), Declan Clarke listens in again. The waves here, are those...

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Saleh Kashef Young Iranian director Salef Kashefi creates a poetic diary out of pieces of his life in Paris. Graceful young faces filmed ever so tenderly, the golden radiance of religious paintings,...

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Vadim Kostrov In Orpheus (FID 2021), Vadim Kostrov returned as a young man to the industrial city of his youth, Nijni Taguil, in the Urals. A year later, we’re back in the same city, but in a...

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Tetsuichiro Tsuta Somewhere in Japan, two men live in a new age house, through the windows of which the reflections and ripples of the rain shimmer in black and white. One of them explains to a...

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