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.
4 competitive sections: International Competition /// French Competition /// First Films International Competition /// Short Films International Competition
> The films in competition will be disclosed in February.
••• 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 - 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
••• 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 : 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 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
Giovanni Donfrancesco's film The Stone River, International Competition and Youth Award, Cinéma du réel 2014,, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Brasília and Belo Horizonte (Brazil, April - July 2014), , Torino (Italy, May - June 2014) where it received a Special Mention and at the (France, May 2014).
It was awarded the Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film at(Armenia, 12-19 july 2014).
It received the Gold Globe 2014 for best documentary film, awarded by the foreign press correspondents in Italy.
Nguyen Thi Tham's film The Last Travel of Madam Phung, International First Films Competition Cinéma du réel 2014, is selected at(France, November 25 - Decembrer 2 2014) and at (Laos, 6 - 11 December 2014).
It was programmed at the following festivals:Myanmar, June 2014), , Hanoï (Vietnam, June 2014), , Yangon ( , Jakarta (Indonesia, April 2014) where it received a special mention, (France, May 2014).(France, November 2014), Mini Doc Fest (Vietnam, October - November 2014), , New York (United States, October 2014), , Taipei (Taiwan, October 2014), (Selangor, September 2014),
Alessio Rigo de Righi et de Matteo Zoppis' film Belva nera, International Short film festival, Fresnes Prisoners' Award ex aequo and special mention to the Short Film Award Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at Lago Film Festival, Revine Lago (Italy, July - August 2015), a at the (Italy, June 2014) and at . , Buenos Aires (Argentina, April 2014)
Jeanne Delafosse and Camille Plagnet's film Eugène Gabana, le Pétrolier, French Competition Cinéma du réel 2014 is selected at, Florence (Italy, Novembert 28 - December 5 2014).
In collaboration with the Bibliothèque Mériadeck de Bordeaux, Cinéma du réel organizes on December 10th at 6 a.m., a screening of the film, in Camille's Plagnet presence ! A debate, presented by Carine Bernasconi, will take place after the screening.
With the support of the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, DGMIC, Service du Livre et de la Lecture.
It was programmed at the following festivals: Kasseler Dokfest (Germany, November 2014), , Le Port, Ile de La Réunion (France, October 2014), , Tours (France, October 2014), , Siroki Brijeg (Bosnia, August 2014), London (United Kingdom, June 2014) et , Nyon (Switzerland, April - May 2014).(France, November 2014),
Ognjen Glavonic's film Zivan makes a punk festival, International Firts Films Competition Cinéma du réel 2014, is selected at Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy, November 28 - December 5 2014).
It received the Best Documentary Award in the Music Docs section of(Belgium, June 6-14 2014) and a special mention at , Belgrade (Serbia, May 8-14 2014).
It was programmed at CPH: DOX (Danemark, novembre 2014), at at (United Kingdom, June 2014).
Pilar Álvarez García's film ¡Bello, bello, bello!, International Short films competition Cinéma du réel 2014, is selected at Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy, November 28 - December 5 2014).
It was programmed atat , Santiago (Chile, June 2014) and at , Guayaquil (Ecuador, May - June 2014).
Dieudo Hamadi's film National Diploma (Examen d'état), International Competition, Scam International Award and Potemkine Award Cinéma du réel 2014, Toronto International Film festival , Festival Cinémas d'Afrique, Lausanne (Switzerland, August 2014), (France, August 2014), , Cape Town (South Africa, June 2014), , Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso, June 2014) and (France, May 2014).was programmed at the following film festivals: , RIDM, (Quebec - Canada, November 2014), (Taiwan, October 2014),
It received the Jury Special Award at thede Namur (Belgium, October 2014), and the Grand Prix FIDADOC at the (Morocco, April 28 - May 4 2014).
Kasim Abid's film Hams al moodun, First Films International Competition Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at the Viennale, International Film Festival (Austria, October - November 2014) and at (Armenia, July 2014).
Denis Gheerbrant's film We, Striking (On a grèvé), French Competition Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at the Festival Résistances, Foix (France, July 2015).
It was selected at thede Buenos Aires (Argentina, October 2014).
It was theatrically released on September 10th 2014 at the cinema L'Espace Saint-Michel in paris. Distributor :.
Soufiane Adel's film Go Forth, French Competition Cinéma du réel 2014 was programmed at the following film festivals: Festival des nouveaux cinémas documentaires (France, November 2014), Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montreal (Quebec - Canada, October 2014), Festival international du film d'Afrique et des îles, Le Port, Ile de La Réunion (France, October 2014), , Montréal (Canada, October 2014), (France, August 2014), , Bologna (Italy, June 2014) (Morocco, April - May 2014).
Ester Sparatore and Letizia Gullo's film Mare magnum, International First films competition Cinéma du réel 2014 was programmed at Traces de vies (France, November 2014), at (Italy, July - October 2014) , Bologna (Italy, June 2014).
Nicolás Echeverría's film Echo de la montaña, International competition Cinéma du réel 2014, was programmed at Festival International du Film d'Amiens (France, November 2014), at and at , Mexico (Mexico, October - November 2014).
Denis Côté's film Joy of Man's Desiring, International Competition Cinéma du réel 201, was theatricaly released in Paris on Wednesday October 29th. Distributor : Norte Distribution.
It was programmed at the following film festivals: CPH: DOX (Danmark, November 2014), (Austria, October October - November 2014), (Belgium, October 2014), , São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Brasília and Belo Horizonte (Brazil, April - July 2014), (France, June - July 2014), (Scotland, June 2014),
Marie-Pierre Brêtas' film Skies and Lands (Hautes terres), French competition and Special Mention of the Institut Français Louis Marcorelles Award, Cinéma du réel 2014,was theatrically released on October 15th 2014. Distributor:.
It was programmed at(France, July 26 - August 1 2014), at (France, August 22-30 2014) and at the (France, May 28-31 2014).