François-Xavier Roth

Having worked with many prestigious orchestras, François-Xavier Roth conducts, with an inspiring virtuosity, baroque pieces and contemporary creations. A portrait of one of the most inventive conductors of his generation.

Updated on 06/05/2019

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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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Yuan Xiaoyi

For twenty years, Yuan Xiaoyi has translated French works into her mother tongue, Chinese. Her work on Leïla Slimani’s novel, Lullaby (“Chanson dance”) (2016 Prix Goncourt), won the 2018 Fu Lei Award for best literary translation.

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Ludivine Bantigny

Specialising in the youth and events of May 1968, historian Ludivine Bantigny explores the relationship of civil societies with political spheres in order to imagine what the power of tomorrow might look like.

Updated on 13/05/2019

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Emel Mathlouthi

An activist who is first and foremost a singer, Emel Mathlouthi is committed to the fight for personal freedom, human rights and women's rights, which she expresses in her rock-tinged songs.

Updated on 06/03/2020

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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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Guillaume Ramillien

Winner of the The Young Architects and Landscape Artists Contest (AJAP) in 2016, Guillaume Ramillien is part of a young generation of French architects who seek to reconcile reality and the imagination. He describes here how the environment informs the way a building is designed.

Updated on 25/05/2021

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Hubert Charuel

How can we showcase the rural world today in France? How can an epidemic affecting cows allow us to highlight all the unique, contemporary aspects of this environment? Meet Hubert Charuel, whose Bloody Milk (“Petit Paysan”) is his first feature film.

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Fanny Chiarello

Shifting, radical and free, Fanny Chiarello appears to reinvent herself in each of her books. In A Happy Woman, she describes her encounter with American artist Meredith Monk, avoiding the clichés of the biographical genre.

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Joël Karekezi

Joël Karekezi, a young Rwandan director, scriptwriter and producer, invites his viewer to reflect on the absurdity of war but also, and above all, on forgiveness and hope. The Mercy of the Jungle (“La Miséricorde de la jungle”), his second feature film, has just won the Gold Stallion, the highest...

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Catherine Meurisse

She was the only woman on the team of full-time artists at Charlie Hebdo. Catherine Meurisse narrowly escaped the 7th January 2015 terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper’s headquarters. She continues to draw despite her fallen comrades.

 

Updated on 19/10/2021

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Yaron Herman

The extraordinary rise of the Franco-Israeli jazz pianist Yaron Herman has brought a breath of freshness and modernity to jazz without sacrificing the musicality of his compositions, which are meticulously executed with authentic virtuosity.

Updated on 27/03/2019

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Les Kapsber'girls

Les Kapsber'Girls: two singers and two instrumentalists, trained at the Lyon Higher National Conservatory of Music and Dance and passionate about the music of the 17th and 18th centuries, which they perform in the hopes of updating it for modern tastes.

Published on 27/03/2019

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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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Marielle Macé

A specialist in French literature, Marielle Macé uses its concepts to understand today's world and proposes an elegant interpretation of our ways of life.

Published on 03/04/2019

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