Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba

Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba breathe new life into the world of contemporary art: based in Berlin, they design exhibitions and founded the magazine Contemporary And, a demanding print and digital publication whose aim is to “connect cultures”.

Updated on 04/05/2022

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NGoné Fall

N'Goné Fall, the General Commissioner of the Africa2020 Season, wished to place this ambitious project under the banner of pan-Africanism and collective intelligence.

Updated on 04/05/2022

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Hassen Ferhani

Director Hassen Ferhani describes himself as a multi-faceted artist sensitive to the brutality and poetry of Algerian society, its history and its hopes. A passionate film maker who has won numerous international awards, Hassen Farhani wishes to put humanity back in the spotlight. His film 143, rue...

Updated on 15/06/2021

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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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Catherine Corsini

Catherine Corsini’s proudly feminist cinema addresses the themes of homosexuality, patriarchy and gender equality.

Updated on 02/08/2019

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Kleber Mendonça Filho

Kleber Mendonça Filho won the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for Bacurau, his third feature film co-directed with Juliano Dornelles, and has established himself as an iconic director of socially-engaged Brazilian cinema.

Published on 05/08/2019

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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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