Other gems

2020 program
Synopsis

While visiting friends, Frédéric Pajak is captivated by a picture hanging on their wall. The painter is François Aubrun, who has moved to live a few yards from where Cézanne painted the Mont...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

Birds’ Island? A small veterinary centre specialized in ornithology. Social services have assigned Antonin this job with the aim of re-inserting him into the work-force after illness and isolation,...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

Language, words, images, and their complex mazes are crucial questions for writer and filmmaker Florence Pazzottu. Audiences may have seen Trivial Poème (FID 2017), which combined a political stance...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

Connect several vessels at the bottom, pour liquid into one of them and the liquid will flow between all of them until it reaches the same level in each. This is the principle of communicating...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

A series of logos and the names of the companies they represent. Some are unknown outside Argentina, and others are multinational corporations established all over the world. And then, the industrial...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

http://www.lechkowalski.com Primarily a record of The Sex Pistols' first and last tour of America, in 1978, also a study of disintegration and self-destruction: Indeed, the nonmusical highlight is...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

“In the middle of the city, there was a desert”, says a woman’s voice while the camera is filming rubble and heaps of rock through the fence of a construction site. The tone is set: for Joachim...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

It wasn't the right mountain, Mohammad: we never get to know who Mohammad is, nor which mountain was the right one. What we do know is what happens on the wrong mountain: the crossing of paths...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

Jean-François Stévenin, the author of three cult feature films, certainly knows how to make an entrance: Laurent Achard opens this portrait devoted to him as part of the mythical series Cinéastes...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

A FICUNAM commission for four directors, Liminal seeks to play with poetic affinities between film and music. Moving across aesthetic and generational differences, the film-makers explore this...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

The title, quoting Nietzsche describing Man as a sick animal, seems to fit Jean-Luc Nancy, famous for his thinking and especially his striking account of his experience of a heart transplant. But...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

A woman poses. A man with a camera zeros in on her and takes a picture. But very soon, the shoot degenerates. Each click of the camera sounds like a machine gun. No-one speaks; the editing is...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

A young woman walks into a cold, anonymous hotel room and starts unpacking. She takes out some clothes and puts them in the closets, together with a few books, that we only see from afar at first,...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

“I made Peaux de vaches (Thick Skinned) in 1988 while I was still young and sure of myself. The instincts and energy that launched the film were numerous but pretty basic. The film’s a bit the...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

Ficción Privada: the filmmaker wonders about who his parents were, an Indian woman married to an Argentinian man, both running away from the difficulties of their respective countries. The subject...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020
Synopsis

Sandlines was how the Sykes-Picot agreement was described, which laid the foundations for a century of outside interference in the Middle East and a history of violence that is still going on. It is...

En savoir +
Other gems 2020