The Institut français programmes and projects
The 6th Rencontres Internationales de la French Tech (“RIFT”) will take place in Paris on the 23rd of October 2019.
With the support of the French cultural network abroad, the Institut Français is partnering with the 20thedition of the World Puppet Theatre Festival and La Collaborative (a gathering of regional broadcasting agencies) to offer a Puppet Focus in Charleville-Mézières from 21st to 24th September 2019. Extending the “Objects on Stage” project carried out in North America, this Focus is centred around young audiences and the aesthetic renewal of Puppetry and Theatre of Objects.
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 French cultural network of digitised cinemas includes a new cinema with the Alliance française in Lagos, Nigeria, which began its screenings this summer in its brand new 120-seat capacity cinema.