Claire Simon

Universal questions within slices of life, ethnologist and filmmaker Claire Simon explores the poetry of daily life with a realist eye that wanders between documentaries and works of fiction.

Published on 08/05/2019

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Jero Yun

His discovery of French cinema led this young Korean artist to become a director. Through his lens, Jero Yun questions the artificial separation that divides the two Koreas and goes in search of these enemy brothers.

 

Published on 20/05/2019

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Kaouther Ben Hania

The cinema of Tunisian film director Kaouther Ben Hania is characterised by its authenticity. Straddling the line between fiction and documentary, her creations take a scathing look at our societies, without ever losing their touch of irony.

Updated on 01/02/2022

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Laurent Cantet

With The Class (“Entre les murs”), Laurent Cantet joined the exclusive club of French filmmakers who have won a Palme d’Or at Cannes. A subtle filmmaker, he trains an x-ray on the links between the intimate and the communal.

Updated on 29/04/2019

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Wanuri Kahiu

Wanuri Kahiu is an accomplished Kenyan director and author. An activist artist, her films and books portray a positive image of Africa and are marked by a strong commitment to ecological causes.

Updated on 07/12/2020

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Claire Denis

Violent, disturbing, joyful: Claire Denis' work celebrates love in all its forms. Her taste for bold formal experiences makes her one of the most recognised French filmmakers abroad.

 

Updated on 18/03/2019

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Dieudo Hamadi

A talented representative of the young generation of Congolese filmmakers, since 2010 Dieudo Hamadi has been examining his country's dysfunctions through portraits filmed with a hand-held camera. His direct cinema has been very successful at international festivals.

Updated on 23/04/2019

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Bertrand Tavernier

As a critic and a director, Bertrand Tavernier espouses a vision of cinema which exists in service of the narrative and the characters. His films, haunted by the theme of lineage, echo his love of passing on knowledge.

 

Updated on 29/05/2019

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Karine Viard

In both dramatic and comedic roles, French actress Karin Viard cultivates a nuanced performance style that enriches the life force of all her characters.

Published on 10/06/2019

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Ten short films to discover

The Short Film Festival, organised from 13th to 19th March 2019 in France and around the world, is an opportunity to rediscover the first works of well-known filmmakers and to encounter the new talents of the so-called “7th Art”. Discover our ten favourites from the 2019 programme.

Published on 13/03/2019

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Robin Campillo

Long on the margins of French cinema, or in the shadow of his friend Laurent Cantet, in 2017 the multi-talented filmmaker Robin Campillo finally arrived in the spotlight with 120 beats per minute (“120 battements par minute”), a biopic about activist group Act Up which was recognized at Cannes and...

Published on 19/06/2019

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Vincent Lindon

An explosive and sensitive performer, Vincent Lindon is now considered one of the greatest actors in French cinema. A modest rise marked by socially-aware roles.

 

Published on 26/06/2019

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European films in the spotlight

In 2019, 30 recent European films, offered by the European Film Festival, were screened at many festivals around the world. Discover some of these European films in pictures!

Updated on 10/05/2021

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Vincent Lacoste

Spearheading the latest generation of actors, behind his apparent nonchalance Vincent Lacoste cultivates a genuine desire for a demanding cinema, beyond the limits of any one genre.

Published on 15/07/2019

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Nathan Ambrosioni

Nathan Ambrosioni, who is not yet 20 years old, directed his first feature film in 2019: Paper Flags (“Les Drapeaux de papier"). In doing so he fulfilled his teenage dream of becoming a filmmaker, a vocation which had called to him ever since he first discovered the film Esther by Jaume Collet-Serra...

Updated on 04/07/2019

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