Malek Bensmail’s film « La Chine est encore loin », International Competition Cinéma du réel 2009, is programmed at the [Beaux-arts de Paris>http://www.beauxartsparis.fr], on Wednesday November 10th 2010.
It is theatrically released in France starting on April 28th 2010. More info on www.lachineestencoreloin.com.
It received the following awards : the Special Jury Prize to the Festival des 3 Continents, Nantes, France, November-December 2008 ;
the Best Documentary Award to the Festival du cinéma d’auteur en numérique, Paris, France, December 2008;
and the Special Jury Prize to the Festival International du film Méditerranéen de Tétouan, Morocco, March-April 2009.
It was programmed at the following festivals : Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, January 29th to February 8th 2010, the Festival Filmer le travail, Poitiers, France, November 2009, the Escales documentaires de La Rochelle, France, November 2009, Fespaco, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, February-March 2009, Dox Box, Damas, Syria, March 2009, Rencontres internationales du film documentaire de Fès, Morocco, Festival International de films de Fribourg, Sweden, March 2009, Panorama des Cinémas du Maghreb, Saint Denis, France, April-May 2009, Regards sur le cinéma du sud, Lyon, France, Documenta de Madrid, Spain, May 2009, DOK.FEST Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München, Germany, May 2009, festival Résistance, Foix, France, July 2009, Douarnenez Film Festival, France, August 2009, Corsica.doc festival, Ajaccio, France, September 2009, Namur Film Festival, Belgium, October 2009, Viennale, Wien International Film Festival, Austria, October-November 2009.
It was also programmed to the French Cultural Center of Damas Centre on 19th and on the 23th of November 2009.