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Romania in France, France in Romania

The France-Romania 2019 Season ended in France on 16 April, and continues in Romania until 14 July 2019. French culture will be showcased there through its visual and stage arts, gastronomy and music...a look back at the highlights from France and a look foward to the opening of the season in...

Updated on 27/04/2022

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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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Bacurau by Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles

In Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles depict an oppressed community of a Brazil in crisis. A surprising and high-profile motion picture, it was awarded the prix du jury (Jury Prize) at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Published on 25/09/2019

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Paul Sanchez Is Back! by Patricia Mazuy

In her latest feature film released in July 2018, Patricia Mazuy immerses us in a thriller with touches of a black farce in which Marion, a young 25-year-old police officer, sets off alone in search of Paul Sanchez, a criminal who has been missing for 10 years and has been spotted in the Var...

Updated on 04/07/2019

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Tales of Africa, by Djilali Beskri

How can the essence of traditional African tales be conveyed in the contemporary era? Gathered in a single film, six animated shorts showcase traditional stories from six African countries through which the protagonist Papa Nzenu travels. With Tales of Africa, producer and director Djilali Beskri...

Published on 11/07/2019

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Keteke, by Peter Sedufia

Giving birth in rural areas isn’t always easy: this is the premise behind the Ghanaian comedy Keteke, which has met with unexpected success. A film with a phenomenal appeal which, at festival after festival, has highlighted the talent of a promising young director.

Published on 19/09/2019

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The Wild Goose Lake, by Diao Yinan

A gangster has killed police officers and there’s a price on his head. He finds his fate intertwined with that of a prostitute, who is also on the run. For his third feature film, The Wild Goose Lake (2019), presented at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the official selection, Diao Yinan delivers...

Published on 14/10/2019

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It Must Be Heaven, by Elia Suleiman

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman looks at the West through the prism of his childhood memories in Palestine. It Must Be Heaven is a poetic, burlesque tale of an unsettled contemporary world.

Published on 24/09/2019

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What Madness (Quelle folie), Diego Governatori

Diego Governatori directs What Madness (“Quelle folie”) a documentary about autism dedicated to his friend Aurélien who has Asperger's syndrome. A poignant film which immerses the viewer in this man's thoughts and inner world.

Updated on 04/11/2019

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The Orphanage, by Shahrbanoo Sadat

Inspired by a personal diary, Shahrbanoo Sadat’s film The Orphanage tells the story of a child in a Soviet orphanage in Kabul, at the moment of the fall of the Soviet empire.

Updated on 16/09/2019

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Ceasefire (Cessez-le-feu), by Emmanuel Courcol

For his first feature film, Ceasefire, Emmanuel Courcol reflects on Paris after the First World War. Through the character of Georges, who survived the trenches, the film discusses the difficult return of the soldiers.

 

Published on 18/07/2019

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Tour de France, by Rachid Djaïdani

In this street adventure, Rachid Djaïdani reconciles old workers and the French suburban youth. His second film affectionately describes a France far removed from clichés.

Published on 27/07/2019

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