Cnap and First film competition

2020 program
Synopsis

Nine young women and men, including eight from five different countries in Latin America and one from France, are invited to share a week-long theatre residency at the director and his cat...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 19:00
Variétés 3
24.07.2020 - 22:30
La Baleine
25.07.2020 - 16:30
Vidéodrome 2
Synopsis

The emergence of a new fiction film director is not a common thing anymore in France, and it hasn’t been in a long time. So, what exactly is a fiction film director? It is someone who has an...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 18:30
Théâtre du Gymnase
24.07.2020 - 20:30
Théâtre du Gymnase
25.07.2020 - 16:00
Variétés 2
Synopsis

What does it mean to decipher History in the making? Here is the “potentiality” at stake in Dana Berman Duff’s film, developed in two movements. First movement: words, framed in extreme...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 13:00
Variétés 1
25.07.2020 - 20:00
Variétés 2
26.07.2020 - 14:30
Variétés 3
Synopsis

Take an ancient poem, the Bucolics, written by Virgil around 40BC. Of this text divided into ten eclogues, take the 1956 French translation by Paul Valéry. Take Yohei Yamakado, a young Japanese...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 17:30
Vidéodrome 2
24.07.2020 - 22:00
Variétés 3
25.07.2020 - 18:30
Vidéodrome 2
Synopsis

Marta, Luc and Charlotte, aged twenty-five to thirty-years old, have a lot to share in the city of Paris: friendships, demands and refusals. Ideas grow in the occupied university departments. The...

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Official Selection 2020
24.07.2020 - 20:30
La Baleine
25.07.2020 - 15:00
Vidéodrome 2
26.07.2020 - 12:00
Variétés 2
Synopsis

This brief film is part of an ongoing project, Kafka for Kids, a series, supposedly for television, based on The Metamorphosis. Like in The Dust Chanel (FID 2016), it will mix animation, live action,...

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Official Selection 2020
24.07.2020 - 18:30
La Baleine
25.07.2020 - 13:30
Variétés 1
26.07.2020 - 10:00
La Baleine
Synopsis

As we all know, one of the traits of a statuary is the transmission and the inscription in a future we think of as being unlimited, as unusable as stone. Reality shows that the vagaries of History...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 15:00
Variétés 3
24.07.2020 - 17:30
Variétés 3
25.07.2020 - 12:00
Variétés 2
Synopsis

Conakry, Guinea. On 28 September, 2009, the day of the first round of the presidential election, the elite praetorian guard carried out a massacre at the Stade du 28 Septembre. In 2010, a day before...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 20:00
Variétés 2
24.07.2020 - 16:00
Variétés 2
26.07.2020 - 15:30
Vidéodrome 2
Synopsis

The opening of Forensickness is set under the auspices of Gombrowicz’s Cosmos: « And I was so good at deciphering still life that, despite myself, I examined, studied, and researched as if there...

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2020
23.07.2020 - 17:30
Variétés 2
24.07.2020 - 12:00
Variétés 2
25.07.2020 - 10:00
Variétés 3
Synopsis

With Green Thoughts, young director William Hong-xiao Wei takes us on a journey under the auspices of Emily Dickinson’s world. Early in the film, we catch a glimpse of a volume of poetry, by way of...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 22:30
Variétés 5
25.07.2020 - 22:00
Variétés 2
24.07.2020 - 20:00
Vidéodrome 2
Synopsis

Gyres are gigantic ocean currents that carry all kinds of objects across oceans. When they leave the vortex of the gyre, some of these items eventually wash up on the shore, where “beachcombers”...

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Official Selection 2020
24.07.2020 - 18:30
La Baleine
25.07.2020 - 13:30
Variétés 1
26.07.2020 - 10:00
La Baleine
Synopsis

The feline and weary body of a young girl is surrounded by Christian symbols. Crosses, Sulpician images, miniature altars lose their religious meaning to become merely decorative items. Mixed with...

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Official Selection 2020
24.07.2020 - 20:30
La Baleine
25.07.2020 - 14:00
Vidéodrome 2
26.07.2020 - 12:00
Variétés 2
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A young woman at the wheel wipes a small tear off her face. She’s on her way to a hamlet nested up in the mountain. In the background, a romantic pop song. It’s winter, the icy wind blows. The...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 14:00
Variétés 2
24.07.2020 - 15:30
Variétés 3
26.07.2020 - 10:30
Variétés 2
Synopsis

For her third and gratifying movie presented at the FID, Julie Chaffort takes us on a variation of the themes addressed in her earlier films. Légendes is a gallery of scenes, a series of still...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 17:30
Variétés 2
24.07.2020 - 12:00
Variétés 2
25.07.2020 - 10:00
Variétés 3
Synopsis

For years, Rapa has been living on his own in a cabin in the mountains in the middle of a forest. Javier Favot, a friend from their teenage years, spends months alone filming Rapa’s life in the...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 22:30
Variétés 1
24.07.2020 - 18:00
Vidéodrome 2
26.07.2020 - 17:30
Vidéodrome 2
Synopsis

Here is a beautifully crafted film, seemingly simple as ABC. It involves no tall tales, only modest work – we listen to Robert Schumann’s lieder at home or in the car, we eat, we wash, we...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 20:30
Variétés 1
24.07.2020 - 16:00
Variétés 2
25.07.2020 - 10:30
Théâtre du Gymnase
Synopsis

Few challenges are harder to rise to for a young filmmaker, making her first feature film, than the one Carolina Moscoso set herself: to make a film based on the rape she was the victim of eight...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 10:30
Variétés 1
25.07.2020 - 22:30
Variétés 1
26.07.2020 - 16:30
Variétés 1
Synopsis

“Every phenomenon can be experienced in two ways. These two ways are not arbitrary, but are bound up with the phenomenon – developing out of its nature and characteristics: externally – or...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 13:00
Variétés 1
25.07.2020 - 20:00
Variétés 2
26.07.2020 - 14:30
Variétés 5
Synopsis

What does it mean to inhabit or occupy a landscape or a frame? To conjure up time? These are deceptively simple questions that the artist Isabell Heimerdinger gives us an opportunity to ponder in her...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 10:00
Variétés 2
25.07.2020 - 18:00
Variétés 3
26.07.2020 - 12:00
La Baleine
Synopsis

Counting, walking, getting lost, then dissolving into the landscape. Such is the movement in which Elsa Brès involves us in Sweat, a film shot in the Mississippi delta. At the very beginning, at the...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 10:00
Variétés 2
25.07.2020 - 18:00
Variétés 3
26.07.2020 - 12:00
La Baleine
Synopsis

We all remember Broken Leg (FID2011) and Black Diamond (2014), in which Samir Ramdani played with codes as a virtuoso and easily threaded his way through the urban spaces of the American west coast....

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 12:00
Théâtre du Gymnase
24.07.2020 - 22:30
Théâtre du Gymnase
25.07.2020 - 15:30
Variétés 1
Synopsis

Ein Qiniya, a small Palestinian village in the West Bank, occupied since 1967. This is where Milena Desse is to make her own enquiries: how can one decipher remaining traces and reconstruct History?...

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Official Selection 2020
Synopsis

Let’s embark upon a journey to discover two collective housing projects. One in Kharkiv, Ukraine, from the early days of the Soviet era in 1930; the other, in the suburbs of Rotterdam, in the...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 14:00
La Baleine
24.07.2020 - 11:30
La Baleine
26.07.2020 - 10:00
Variétés 1
Synopsis

Voin grew up in communist Bulgaria. After twenty years in Western Europe, he returns to those places in Sofia where he spent his childhood and adolescent years. His portrait’s composition moves...

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Official Selection 2020
23.07.2020 - 12:00
La Baleine
24.07.2020 - 16:00
Vidéodrome 2
26.07.2020 - 12:30
Variétés 3