Cinéma du Réel - International documentary film festival
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Since its creation 38 years ago, Cinéma du réel has become a major documentary film festival in France. Taking a close look on the diversity of creation, of forms and ideas, the festival now gathers a large, loyal and interested audience.

The festival venues: le Centre Pompidou, le Luminor, le Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, le Forum des Images and several other venues in Île-de-France.

 

••• COMPETITIONS:

4 competitive sections: International Competition /// French Competition /// First Films International Competition /// Short Films International Competition

> The films in competition will be disclosed in February.

 

piavoli 2016••• FRANCO PIAVOLI : Voci del tempo

Franco Piavoli feels, films, draws and photographs Pozzolengo and its surroundings. This village and these hills stimulate Piavoli’s curiosity, they are the essence of his work. Through his camera, Franco Piavoli highlights the beauty of Nature, with sobriety, without ever falling into mannerism.

Through the microcosm of Pozzolengo, the whole universe is revealed.

This filmmaker, admired by Tarkovski and Bertolucci, introduced to a wider audience by Bellochio, will be present for the first screening of his complete works in France.

> In Forum -1, discover an exhibition of a selection of his photographs and drawings.

 

akram zaatari 2016••• AKRAM ZAATARI - In Between

This section of the festival focuses on artists working at the intersection between documentary, fiction and contemporary art.

Born in 1966 in Saïda, Lebanon, Akram Zaatari blends cinema, contemporary art, photography… He will come and present a dozen of his films, including a re-edited and unseen version of Crazy for You, and the French premiere of his last feature film, 28 nights and a poem.

Curated by Rasha Salti

 

nacaragua 2016••• FLORENCE JAUGEY & FRANK PINEDA - At Work

A focus on the work of the director Florence Jaugey and her partner in life and work, the Nicaraguan filmmaker, director of photography, war reporter and co-founder of Incine - Frank Pineda.

Through their films, the couple discloses the reality of life in Nicaragua and Central America from a social and cultural point of view, and bears witness to the life of people living outside of society. Ken Loach worked with them during the shooting of Carla’s Song.

Curated by Nicole Brenez

rejouer 2016••• REJOUER : Reenactment, representation, reinvention in documentary cinema

A selection of rare works, often unknown, free and unclassifiable objects where a ‘re-enactment’ plays with the codes of the documentary genre. A free and subjective study on the role of the actor in documentary, always making reference to classical cinema.

Curated by Federico Rossin

••• A story through images - The Albanian National Film Archive (AQSHF) in Focus

After Chile, Portugal and Greece, Cinema du Réel continues its world tour of Cinematheques, primal operators for the defense of the moving image heritage.

In 2016 the focus will be on a small country, more and more present in European film festivals: Albania. It will be a special occasion to discover rare or censored films, some of which will be screened for the very first time, thanks to the work of restoration of the Albanian Cinema Project.

Curated with Clarence Tsui /// In partnership with The Central State's Film Archive of Albania and Albanian Cinema Project.

 

special screenings 2016••• Special screenings and events

Premiere screenings, retrospectives or tributes, in the presence of numerous guests

Tributes to Chantal Akerman and Haskell Wexler /// Focus on Nikolaus Geyrhalter with 4 films, including the premiere of Homo Sapiens /// Frederick Wiseman with In Jackson Heights /// Sergei Loznitsa with The Event (Sobytie) /// Sergio Oksman with O Futebol /// Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis with Il Solengo //Luis Ospina withTodo comenzó por el fin...

 

••• AND ALSO:

Arrested Cinema: observatory of freedom in cinema /// ParisDOC, festival activities for professionals /// film and live music /// audiodescription /// other screenings and events

 


"Descomedidos y Chascones" - International Festival

Nov 22, 2013

The Film Descomedidos y Chascones by Samuel Carvajal and Carlos Flores del Pino, section "Chili 1973 - 2013" Cinéma du réel 2013, has been selected at the Festival Doc Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal, October - November 2013)

"La Spirale" - International Festival

Nov 22, 2013

The film La Spirale by Armand Mattelart ,Valérie Mayoux and Jacqueline Meppiel, section "Chili 1973 - 2013" Cinéma du réel 2013 has been selected at the Festival Doc Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal, October - November 2013)

"Septembre Chilien" - International Festival

Nov 22, 2013

Bruno Muel, Théo Robichet and Valerie Mayoux's film Septembre Chilien, section "Chili 1973 - 2013" Cinéma du réel 2013, has been selected at the Festival Doc Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal, October - November 2013)

"El Otro dia" - International Festivals

Nov 15, 2013

Ignacio Agüero's film "El Otro dia", International Competition Cinéma du réel 2013, received the Walter Benjamin Award at the Rencontres cinématographiques de Cerbères (France, October 2014).

It was programmed at Yamagata Documentary Film Festival, Yamagata (Japan, October 10th-17th 2013) and at  Documenta Madrid (Spain, May 5-12 2013) and at BAFICI Festival, Buenos Aires (Argentina, April 10-21, 2013)

"Tchoupitoulas" - International Festivals

Nov 08, 2013

Bill and Turner Ross' film "Tchoupitoulas", First Film International Competition Cinéma du réel 2013, was programmed at the following festivals: Festival International du Film d'Amiens (France, November 2014), Ambulante (Mexico, February - June 2013), DocAviv, Tel Aviv (Israel, May 2013), BAFICI Festival, Buenos Aires (Argentina, April 2013).

"Cha Fang" - Awards and international festivals

Nov 08, 2013

Zhu Rikun's film Cha Fang (The Questioning), International Short Film Competition and Special mention to the Short Film Award, Cinéma du réel 2013, won the Bill Douglas Award at Glasgow Short Film Festival (Scotland, February-March 2014), the special mention of the Asian New Force Category at IFVA, Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Festival (Hong-Kong, February-March 2014) and the Best Documentary Short Award at the Festival dei Popoli, Florence (Italy, November-December 2013).

It was presented at the following festivals: Freedom Film Festival (Malaysia, 6 - 14 September 2014), IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (the Netherlands, November-December 2013), Viennale (Austria, October-November 2013), Internationalen Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland, November 2013), CPH:DOX (Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2013), Doclisboa (Portugal, October-November 2013), DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival (South Korea, October 2013), Ânûû-rû âboro, festival international du cinéma des peuples (New Caledonia, October 2013), Message to Man Film Festival, Saint Petersburg (Russia, September 2013), Documenta Madrid (Spain, May 2013).

It was also screened as part of the "Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions" retrospective at the MoMA, New-York (USA, on May 26th 2013).

14th Documentary film month

Nov 02, 2013

Documentary films invade the screens next door all November long! Venues, directors' name or titles: the whole programme of the Mois du film documentaire 2013 is available on line.
About fifty films part of this programme were presented at Cinéma du réel :

  • Alamar by Pedro Gonzalez Rubio - International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2010
  • Alimentation générale by Chantal Briet - Les 20 ans de l'Acid, Cinéma du réel 2012
  • American Passages by Ruth Beckermann - International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2011
  • Sleeping Souls by Alexander Abakurov - Institut français Award, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Angano... angano by Marie-Clémence Blanc-Paes and César Paes - Libraries' Award, Cinéma du réel 1989
  • Atalaku by Dieudo Hamadi - Joris Ivens Award, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Atlantiques by Mati Diop - Special mention Louis Marcorelles Award, First Films International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2010
  • Avenue Rivadavia by Christine Seghezzi - French Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye by Marie Losier - Contrechamp français, Cinéma du réel 2011
  • Below Sea Level by Gianfranco Rosi - Grand Prize and Youth Award, Cinéma du réel 2009
  • La Bocca del lupo by Pietro Marcello - Scam International Award, Cinéma du réel 2010
  • Il Capo by Yuri Ancarani - Opening film, Cinéma du réel 2011
  • Casa by Daniela de Felice - Special mention Institut français Award, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Cha Fang (The Questionning) by Zhu Rikun - Special mention Short Film Award, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • La Chasse au Snark (The Hunting of The Snark) by François-Xavier Drouet - French Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Deportado by Nathalie Mansoux - International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • East Punk Memories by Lucile Chaufour - Contrechamp français and Youth Award, Cinéma du réel 2012
  • Ecchymoses by Fleur Albert - French Panorama and Louis Marcorelles Award, Cinéma du réel 2009
  • En construcción by José Luis Guerín - Special Screenings, Cinéma du réel 2002
  • Espoir voyage by Michel K. Zongo - First Films International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2012
  • Fifi az khoshhali zooze mokeshad (Fifi Howls from Happiness) by Mitra Farahani - Scam International Award, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Five Broken Cameras by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi - First Films International Competition and Louis Marcorelles Award, Cinéma du réel 2012
  • Foreign Parts by Verena Paravel and JP Sniadecki - News from... Cinéma du réel 2011
  • Fragments of a Revolution,anonymous - International Competition, Louis Marcorelles Award and Special mention Youth Award, Cinéma du réel 2011
  • Grandir (Ô Happy Days) by Dominique Cabrera - International Competition and Potemkine Award, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Los Herederos by Eugenio Polgowsky - International Competition, Special Mention of the jury, Cinéma du réel 2009
  • L'Héritage de la chouette by Chris Marker - Special Screenings, Cinéma du réel 2011
  • Irène by Alain Cavalier - Les 20 ans de l'Acid, Cinéma du réel 2012
  • Jaurès by Vincent Dieutre - Closing Film Cinéma du réel 2012
  • Kelly by Stéphanie Régnier - French Competition and Youth Award, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Kurdish Lover by Clarisse Hanh - Vidéo et après, Cinéma du réel 2011
  • The Lebanese Rocket Society by Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas - "Imaginary Countries, Real Countries", Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Li Ké Terra by Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra and Nuno Baptista - First Films International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2011
  • La Maison de la radio by Nicolas Philibert - Opening Film, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968 by Thomas Reichman - « Écoute voir! », Cinéma du réel 2011
  • An Italian Mirage by Alessandra Celesia - French Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Mirror of The Bride by Yuki Kawamura - Libraries' Award, First Films International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • La Mort de Danton by Alice Diop - Libraries' Award, Contrechamp français, Cinéma du réel 2011
  • Nénette by Nicolas Philibert - News from... Cinéma du réel 2010
  • The Shark's Eye by Alejo Hoijman - International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Le Papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise (Paper Cannot Wrap Ember) by Rithy Panh - Non competing screening, Cinéma du réel 2007
  • La Pluie et le beau temps (Rain or Shine) by Ariane Doublet - International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2011
  • Le Printemps d'Hana (Hana's Spring) by Sophie Zarafian and Simon Desjobert - French Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013

  • Quand passe le train (Here Comes The Train) by Jérémie Reichenbach - Special Mention Fresnes Prisoners'Award, Short Films International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Rachel by Simone Bitton - International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2009
  • Ranger les photos by Laurent Roth and Dominique Cabrera - Panorama français, Cinéma du réel 2010
  • The Ebb by Guillaume Bordier - Special Mention Libraries' Award, French Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Septembre chilien by Bruno Muel, Théo Robichet and Valérie Mayoux - "Chile: 1973-2013", Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Tren de sombras by José Luis Guerín - Documentaire en Espagne, Cinéma du réel 2005
  • Tiens-moi droite by Zoé Chantre - Contrechamp français, Cinéma du réel 2012
  • Venceremos by Pedro Chaskel and Hector Ríos - "Chile: 1973-2013", Cinéma du réel 2013
  • Videogramme einer Revolution by Andrei Ujica and Harun Farocki - Dedicace Andrei Ujica, Cinéma du Réel 2011.

"Grandir": festivals and French theatrical release

Oct 20, 2013

Grandir (Ô Happy Days) by Dominique Cabrera (International Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013) will be theatrically released in France on October 23, 2013 - distribution: Splendor Films.
This film was part of the Acid's selection at the Festival de Cannes 2013 and was screened at the États généraux du film documentaire in Lussas (France, August 18-24, 2013).

"Liquidation" - Festival, DVD edition

Oct 19, 2013

Christophe Bisson's film Liquidation, International Short Film Competition Cinéma du réel 2013, was programmed at the festival Cinecoa de Vila Nova de Foz Coa (Portugal, September - October 2014).

It is part of the bonus of Christophe Bisson's film Au Monde DVD edition. Editor: L'Harmattan Video.

It was programmed at the 17th edition of Traverse Vidéo in Toulouse (France, March 2014).

À Cerbère: screening at the Scam

Oct 18, 2013

À Cerbère by Claire Childéric (Imaginary Countries, Real Countries - Cinéma du réel 2013) was presented at the Scam in Paris on October 17, 2013 as part of the programme dedicated Périphérie to the "Cinéastes en résidence".

"Materia oscura" - International Festival

Oct 18, 2013

Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti's film Materia oscura / Dark Matter (International  Competition, Cinéma du réel 2013) was selected at the was selected at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic, October 24-29, 2013).
It was programmed at BAFICI Festival, Buenos Aires (Argentina, April 10-21, 2013).
It is also one of the 26 finalists competing for the Doc/it Professional Award 2013.

"Age Is...": French theatrical release

Sep 26, 2013

Stephen Dwoskin's film Age Is... was theatrically released in France on September 25, 2013 - distribution: Independencia.

Partial rerun of Cinéma du réel Chile: 1973 - 2013 programme at Saintiago de Chile

Sep 15, 2013

From September 23rd to 29th 2013 and on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup d'état, the Cineteca Nacional organizes a partial rerun of the Chile: 1973 - 2013 programme from Cinéma du réel's last edition.

It will includes "Venceremos" Pedro Chaskel and Héctor Ríos, "Testimonio" Pedro Chaskel, "Amuhuelai-mi (ya no te irás)" Maria Luisa Mallet, "Ahora te vamos a llamar hermano" Raúl Ruiz, "Descomedidos y chascones" Samuel Carvajal and Carlos Flores del Pino, "No Olvidar" Ignacio Agüero.

Complete programme and schedules of the Cineteca Nacional website.

"Transports à dos d'homme" - Award and festival selection

Sep 02, 2013

Bertille Bak's Transports à dos d'hommes (Imaginary countries, real countries - Cinéma du réel 2013) screened at theRencontres cinématographiques de Cerbère (France, October 3-6 2013) where it was awarded the Prix du Rayon vert.

"L'Île" - Festival

Aug 28, 2013

Pauline Delwaulle's film "L'Île", Imaginary countries, real countries programme Cinéma du réel 2013, is selected at the Rencontres de Cerbère (France, October 3 - 6 2013).

"Mirror of the Bride" - Festival

Aug 28, 2013

Yuki Kawamura's film "Mirror of the Bride", Firts Films International Competition and Library Award Cinéma du réel 2013 was programmed at the Etats généraux du documentaire, Lussas (France, August 2013).

"Rain" - International Festivals

Aug 28, 2013

Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes's film "Rain", International First Film Competition Cinéma du réel 2013,is selected at Haifa Film festival, Haifa (Israel September 19-28 2013)

It was programmed at Docville Festival, Leuven (Belgium, May 3-11 2013) and at DokFest, München (Germany, May 8-15, 2013).

The film has been selected at the Festival Doc Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal, October - November 2013).

"F*ck for Forest" - International Festivals, UK release

Aug 28, 2013

Michel Marczak's film "F*uck for Forest", Special screening Cinéma du réel 2013 in partnership with Panic ! Cinéma,is selected atMessage to Man Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia, September 21-28 2013).

It was programmed at the following festivals: Motovun Film Festival (Croatia, July 2013), Hotdocs, Toronto (Canada, April 25 - May 5 2013), Docville, Leuven (Belgium, May 3-11, 2013) DocAviv, Tel Aviv (Israel, May 2-11 2013), DokFest, München (Germany, May 8-15, 2013), Cph:Dox (Copenhagen, Denmark, november 2013).

It has been released in the UK by Dogwoof, and is available to download on itunes in the UK.

More info on the film's website: www.fuckforforestmovie.com

"Drauliany narod (Wooden People)" - International Festival

Aug 28, 2013

Victor Asliuk's film "Drauliany narod (Wooden People)",  "Imaginary countries, real countries" programme Cinéma du réel 2013,is selected at Eberswalde Film Festival - Provinziale (Germany, October 5-12 2013).

It was programmed at Hotdocs Festival, Toronto (Canada, April 25 - May 5 2013).

"Morro dos prazeres (Hill of Pleasures)" - International Festivals

Aug 26, 2013

Maria Ramos' film "Morro dos prazeres (Hill of Pleasures)", International Competition Cinéma du réel 2013, is selected at the Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht (The Netherlands, September 25 - October 4 2013).

Il was programmed at Hotdocs Film festival, Toronto (Canada, April 25 - May 5 2013) and at DokFest, München (Germany, May 8-15, 2013).

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