The Institut français programmes and projects
The event, which takes place from 13 to 16 November 2019, takes place in Luxembourg where 100 film industry professionals meet each year.
Initiated by Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic, the Africa2020 Season will take place throughout France (mainland and overseas territories) from June 1st to mid-December 2020. Dedicated to the 54 states of the African continent, the Africa2020 Season is an extraordinary project. Designed around the major challenges of the 21st century, it will present the views of the African civil society and its recent diaspora. Africa2020 will be the sounding board for the changemakers who are impacting contemporary societies.
An icon of activist cinema and president of the Cinémathèque Française, director Costa-Gavras pushed the boundaries of French cinema and redefined the police thriller genre starting in the 1960s. In April 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of Z, his cult-classic film, the Institut Français distributed his first four films: The Sleeping Car Murders (“Compartiments tueurs"), Shock Troops (“Un homme de trop”), Z and The Confession (“L’Aveu"). Through his characters Costa Gavras questions our idea of freedom, highlighting political events from modern history.
The first cinema under the MK2 brand in the city centre of the Spanish capital, the Institut français de Madrid, which has been digitised in 2015 with the support of CNC, French national center for cinema, has renovated its cinema hall for the greatest comfort of its audiences and concluded an agreement with the famous MK2 network, recently established in Spain.