Regularly invited to Cinéma du réel, John Gianvito will screen his last film WAKE (USA, 2015, 277’) at the Centre Pompidou, cinema 1, on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at 6 p.m. till 11.30 p.m. (free entrance). In this film, the American director traces the colonialist presence of the United States in the Philippines across over a century of history. The screening will be introduced by Nicole Brenez.
In addition, John Gianvito will take part in the colloquium "Cinémas d'Insurrection" organized by INHA from 22 to 24 February 2017.
A glimpse at the 2017 Cinéma du réel program (March 24th - April 2nd).
Accreditations form will be online in February.
••• ANDREA TONACCI: Full retrospective
Andrea Tonacci, who passed away last December, was an Italian by birth who made Brazil his land of adoption, love, combat and creation. In our countries, he became known in 1971 for his movie Bang Bang, premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. During the dictatorship, he became one of leading figures of the so-called Brazilian Marginal Cinema. Over the years, his film practice turned towards documentary work and embraced, in a very personal way, a people, a struggle: that of Amazon Indigenous peoples.
Curated by Patricia Mourão and Gustavo Beck
••• L.A. Rebellion : a new African-American cinema
Tribute to Charles Burnett and Haile Gerima Retrospective
From the end of the 1960’s, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), groups of African-American and African students gathered in workshops for American “minorities”. Their films give images and voice to a black population that mainstream cinema ignored or confined to stereotypes. Attempts to free narratives from Hollywood conventions, independent practices, and esthetic and political commitment shape the works of this informal movement. At the same time, the styles and the intentions of filmmakers such as Charles Burnett and Hailé Gerima assert themselves. Their films, whose making was a challenge in an environment where entertainment reigned supreme, criticize and recompose the "national narrative" of America... and beyond
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is a project by UCLA Film & Television Archive developed as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. The original series took place at UCLA Film & Television Archive in October – December 2011, curated by Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, Shannon Kelley and Jacqueline Stewart.
With the collaboration of UCLA and le Jeu de Paume. Curated by Marie-Pierre Duhamel,
In the presence of Charles Burnett and Hailé Gerima.
••• ING K – At work
Ing K is a Thai filmmaker, journalist and writer, who always handled the camera to fight for the freedom of expression of her people. Religious conflicts (Citizen Juling, 2008), representation of a corrupt and bloody dictatorship in the shape of a Macbeth adaptation, Ing K’s camera does not fear repression. And even when she was a victim of such repression, she turned it into an artwork like Censor Must Die in 2013, as though every blow strengthened the endurance of the Thai filmmaker.
Curated by Nicole Brenez, in the presence of Ing K
••• Thematic section: Dé/montage(s)
A mutant and flexible object, a programming like a toy-building set, made with films which cannot be circumscribed. Their common thread: editing as a land of freedom and creation, which dismantles and rebuilds the narrative, by assembling different genres and forms. With films by Raoul Ruiz, Peter Kubelka and Robert Beavers…
Curated by Federico Rossin
••• TRIBUTE: JEAN ROUCH CENTENNIAL
In 2017, we celebrate the centennial of the birth of Jean Rouch (1917-2004), one of the festival’s founding fathers. On this occasion, a special focus will be given on Rouch’s work: sound recordings. A selection of numerous and unpublished recordings will be presented on interactive listening posts. A screening will also illustrate the sound aspect of his film work.
Curated by Andrea Paganini
In partnership with the Jean Rouch Foundation, Le Comité du Film Ethnographique with the assistance of the Bibliothèque nationale de France
A video installation will also feature works by filmmakers and artists, all inspired by Jean Rouch’s work
Curated by Pascale Cassagnau
••• AND ALSO:
Low-Fi Chronicles: In between: an unseen installation by Vincent Dieutre (filmmaker) in collaboration with Christophe Berhault (painter, visual artist), Daniel Freitag (musician) and Geoffrey Carrey (actor) /// A story through images: a day of public debate on the preservation of contemporary images /// Arrested Cinema: an observatory of freedom in cinema /// ParisDOC, festival activities for professionals /// film and live music /// audio description /// other screenings and off-site events…
4 competitive sections: International Competition /// French Competition /// First Films International Competition /// Short Films International Competition
> The films in competition will be disclosed in February.
Emanuel Licha's film "Hotel Machine", World Premiere, French Competition Cinéma du réel 2016, is selected at Doc Point, Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Finland, January 23rd - 29th, 2017).
It was programmed at the , Lussas (France, August 2016).
Judith Abitbol's film "Vivere", World Premiere, French Competitionand special mention Libraries' Award Cinéma du réel 2016, was theatrically released on January 18th 2017, Distribution company : Norte Distribution.
It was screened on December 18, 2016 at Le Vidéodrome 2 Cinema, 49 cours Julien, 13006 Marseille, as part of Les Primeurs du Blog Documentaire.
It was screened as part of , on November 16, 17 et 20 at the Centre culturel communautaire des Cordeliers, Lons le Saunier, France.
It was programmed atGeneva (Switzerland, November 2016).
It was screened on October 18, 2016 à 5:00pm at the as part of the 11th rencontres Films Femmes Méditerranée.
Vincent Pouplard's film "Pas comme des loups", Special screening Cinéma du réel 2016, is selected at Les Rencontre hivernales du documentaire, Grignan (France, February 11 - 19, 2017).
It won the Award of Les Écrans documentaires Festival, Arcueil (France, November 2-9, 2016). It also won there the Moulin d'Andé Award for its film project in writing stage "Vivace(s)".
Screenings as part of Le Mois du film documentaire
- November 3rd 2016, Rennes (Ille-et-Villaine), Comptoir du Doc
- November 4th 2016, Angers (Maine-et-Loire), Bibliothèque de La Roseraie
- November 5th 2016, Arcueil (Val-de-Marne), Espace municipal Jean Vilar
- November 12th 2016, Saint-Rivoal (Finistère), Salle Polyvalente
- November 13th 2016, Rosporden (Finistère), Bibliothèque Centre culturel
- November 14th 2016, Plozévet (Finistère), Médiathèque municipale
- November 17th 2016, Vallet (Loire-Atlantique), Cinéma Le CEP
- November 25th 2016, Ploeren (Morbihan), Médiathèque de Ploeren
- November 26th 2016, La Bosse-de-Bretagne (Ille-et-Villaine), salle des Fêtes
It was programmed at Festival du film d'éducation, Évreux (France, November - December, 2016), at Traces de Vies Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and Vic-le-Comte (France, November 2016), at (France, August 2016), at , Lussas (France, August 2016) and at (France, June 2016).
Georgi Lazarevski's film "Zona Franca", World Premiere, French Competition Cinéma du réel 2016, will be theatrically released in France on Wednesday February 15, 2017. Distributor : Zeugma Films.
It was programmed at the following film festivals: Traces de Vies Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and Vic-le-Comte (France, November 2016), (New-Caledonia, October 2016), Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine, Biarritz (France, September - October 2016), (France, August 2016), , Saint Nazaire (France, Kune 2016).
Andres Duque's film "Oleg y las raras artes", International Competition, Original Music Award and Special mention Scam International Award Cinéma du réel 2016, is selected at , Guía de Isora, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain, January 27 - February 4, 2017).
It was programmed at the following film festivals: , Porto (Portugal, November - December 2016), (Canada, November 2016), , Vienna (Austria, October - November 2016), Dokufest, Prizren (Kosovo, August 2016), , Curitiba (Brazil, June 2016), , Basel (Switzerland, May 2016), , Film Society Lincoln Center, New York (USA, April 2016), , Buenos Aires (Argentina, April 2016), , Montevideo (Urugay, March - April 2016).
Ana Vaz' film "Há Terra!", World Premiere, Short Films International Competition and Short Film Award Cinéma du réel 2016, was part of the exhibition "Excusez-moi de vous avoir dérangés", Espace Khiasma, Les Lilas (France, until December 17th 2016).
Additionally to these screenings, Ana Vaz was present at Espace Khiasma on Monday December 5th 2016 at 8.00pm to show her new project (with Nuno da Luz) The Voyage Out.
It was programmed at the following film festivals: (Spain, November 2016), , Kassel (Germany, November 2016), (United States, September - October 2016), Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris (France, October, 2016) (United Kingdom, October 2016), (Canada, September 2016), États généraux du Film documentaire, Lussas (France, August 2016), (Portugal, July 2016), , Curitiba (Brazil, June 2016)
Alice Diop's film "La Permanence (On Call)", World Premiere, French Competition and Institut français Louis Marcorelle Award Cinéma du réel 2016, was programmed at the following film festivals: Festival dei Popoli, Florence (Italy, November - December 2016), , Amsterdam (The Netherlands, November 2016), Traces de Vies Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and Vic-le-Comte (France, November 2016), , Vienna (Austria, October - November 2016), , Buenos Aires (Argentina, October 2016), (United Kingdom, October 2016), Gindou Film Festival (France, August 2016), (France, August 2016), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, July 2016).
Screenings as part of Le Mois du film documentaire :
- November 3rd 2016, Louviers (Eure), Les Cinémas Grand Forum
- November 9th 2016, Quétigny (Côte d'Or), l'IRFSS Croix Rouge Quétigny
- November 14th 2016, Le Buisson-de-Cadouin (Dordogne), Cinéma Lux Louis Delluc
- November 22nd 2016, LeHavre (Seine-Maritime), Bibliothèque Oscar Niemeyer
- November 30th 2016, Callac (Côtes d'Armor), La Belle Equipe / Cinéma d'Argoat,
Still as part of Le Mois du film documentaire :
- November 3rd 2016, Cairo (Egypt), Institut français d'Egypte
- November 11th 2016, Bujumbura (Burundi), Institut français du Burundi
- November 15th 2016, Quito (Ecuador), Ocho y Medio
- November 24th 2016, Yerevan (Armenia), Alliance française d'Arménie
- November 28th 2016, Caracas (Venezuela), Cinemateca Nacional.
It was broadcast on Arte on Friday August 26th at 10:25pm.
Nicolas Hans Martin's film "Romeo et Kristina", World Premiere, French Competition, Cinéma du réel 2016, was programmed at Festival du film d'éducation, Évreux (France, November - December 2016), at (France, November 2016), at (France, August 2016) and at Cinéma Libre Festival, Hamburg (Germany, August 2016).
It was screened at the in Marseille, on Friday September 9 2016 at 8:00pm.
Natalie Bookchin's film "Long Story Short", International Competition and Grand Prix Cinéma du réel 2016, was programmed at Montreal International Documentary Festival (Canada, November 2016), at (Spain, November 2016), at , Buenos Aires (Argentina, October 2016), at , Paris (France, August - September 2016) and at , Ohio (USA, April 2016).
It was screened at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, Brooklyn, USA, on May 1st 2016.
It is distributed by Icarus Films.
Maxence Voiseux's film "The Heirs (Les Héritiers)", World Premiere First Films International Competition and Intangible Heritage Award Cinéma du réel 2016, was programmed at , Paris (France, novembre - décembre 2016), at Les Écrans documentaires, Arcueil (France, Novembe 2016) and at Festival internationale du documentaire en Cévennes, Lasalle, Le Vigan, Valleraugue, Ganges, Pont de Montvert, Vialas and Florac (France, april-may 2016).
Screenings as part of Le Mois du film documentaire :
- November 4th 2016, Brignoles (Var), Médiathèque de Brignoles
- November 4th 2016, Arcueil (Val-de-Marne), Espace municipal Jean Vilar
- November 8th 2016, Argenton-sur-Creuse (Indre), Bibliothèque Rollinat
- November 20th 2016, Ozenay (Saône-et-Loire), Foyer rural d'Ozenay
- November 24th 2016, Teyran (Hérault), Médiathèque Municipale de Teyran.
Nicolás Rincón Gille's film "Besos frios", World Premiere, Short Films International Competition Cinéma du réel 2016, was programmed at, Paris (France, November -December 2016), at , Lussas (France, August 2016) and at , Lasalle, Le Vigan, Valleraugue, Ganges, Pont de Montvert, Vialas and Florac (France, April-May 2016).
Catalina Villar's film "La nueva Medellin", World Premiere, French Competition Cinéma du réel 2016, was screened as part of on November 19th 2016 in Paris, Médiathèque Jean-Pierre Melville and on November 4th 2016 in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), Cinéma ABC.
It was programmed at , Lasalle, Le Vigan, Valleraugue, Ganges, Pont de Montvert, Vialas and Florac (France, April-May 2016).