Every year the International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema is held in Montpellier. Cinemas from all the shores of the Mediterranean rub shoulders there!
The annual meeting of the best Mediterranean productions with many films screened and guests from the cinema profession.
On the program, screenings of short and feature films, documentaries and animated films, special and thematic evenings, previews, renowned guests (actors, producers…), activities for young audiences, meetings , exhibitions…
► The launch of the festival will take place with the preview screening of the film The immensity of Emanuele Crialese Friday 21 October at the Corum – Opéra Berloz at 8.30 p.m.…
…while the closing evening will offer you The Cyclades of Marc Fitoussi Saturday 29 October with the awards ceremony starting at 7 p.m., still at the Corum – Opéra Berlioz.
► For the very first time, a couple will chair the jury of Cinemed – Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival : Eric Cantona and Rachida Brakni.
Him, footballer born in Marseille, adored across the Channel, proved to be a remarkable actor; she, born of Algerian parents, gifted as much for music as for cinema, a resident of the Comédie Française, quickly established herself as an actress and director.
► Cinemed offers you a Francesco Rosi retrospectiveNeapolitan filmmaker who would have turned 100 this year, around his committed work.
Rose never ceases to fight clichés and myths, to offer more than a simple photograph of reality. Ruthless witness of Italian society, Francesco Rosi denounced real estate racketeering in Hands down on the city (1963), mafia banditry in Lucky Luciano (1973). Thus his films often deal with the mafia as in The challenge (1958), The Mattei Affair (1972, Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival) and exquisite corpses (1976) or even exile in fascist Italy with Christ stopped at Eboli (1979). A showman, he also succeeded in adapting the opera of Bizet, Carmen (1983).
► You will also be able to discover films in preview whose :
The Repentants of Iciar Bollain (Spain, 2022, 1h56) with Blanca Portillo, Luis Tosar.
The real story of Maixabel Lasa, the widow of a politician murdered by the terrorist organization ETA in 2000. Eleven years later, she receives an unusual request: one of the perpetrators of the crime has asked to speak to her in the prison where he is serving his sentence. Sat Oct 22 4 p.m. Cinema Diagonal. In the presence ofIciar Bollaindirector
► Cinemed is also the presentation of series with for example:
Esterno Notte of Marco Bellocchio (Italy, 2022, 5:23 a.m.) with Fabrizio Gifuni, Toni Servillo, Daniela Margherita Buy.
1978, Italy is torn apart by a civil war. On one side the Red Brigades, the main armed terrorist organization of the extreme left, and on the other the state. For the first time in the history of a Western country, a government backed by the Communist Party is about to come to power through an alliance with the bastion of Italian conservatism, the Christian Democracy (DC). Aldo Moro, President of the DC, main supporter of this agreement is kidnapped by the Red Brigades the day the new government formation is sworn in. His detention will last 55 days: 55 days of hope, fear, negotiation, failures, good intentions and dirty tricks. 55 days after which his body was found in the trunk of a car in Rome, halfway between the headquarters of the DC and that of the PCI.
► Cinemed, for its 44th edition, is delighted to welcome guests with exceptional backgrounds.
- The Franco-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche.
In 7 feature films, he has built a masterful body of work where his gift for directing actors reveals a new generation of actors. His cinema captures with intensity the problems of our societies, youth, immigration, clandestinity, the suburbs.
Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno marks a turning point in his career. Acclaimed for his artistic rigor and his audacious choices, Kechiche is sometimes criticized for the same reasons.
- The documentary filmmaker Simone Bitton
His work bears witness to a human and professional commitment to a better understanding of the news, history and cultures of North Africa and the Middle East. His commitment is also that of formal rigor and an assumed personal look. Cinemed presents among other things Ziyara (2020), road movie-pilgrimage to the native land to meet the Muslim guardians of his Jewish memory.
And many others guests…
► The new generation of Georgian cinema will also be represented.
Between the two chains of the Caucasus and the shores of the Black Sea, in this courageous country of four million inhabitants whose independence has often been questioned, an astonishing, daring cinema, denouncing in the form of fables the absurdities of world has always existed and continues with a new generation of filmmakers.
On the program, fictions, documentaries, short films and four classics of Georgian cinema in restored copies chosen and presented by young directors.
Dede of Mariam Khachvani (Georgia/Qatar/Ireland/ Netherlands/Croatia, 2016, 1 h 37 min) with George Babluani, Natia Vibliani, Girshel Tchelidze. The year is 1992. Young Dina lives in a remote mountain village, where life is strictly governed by centuries of tradition. Dina’s grandfather has promised her in marriage to David, who is returning from the war. But at her side also comes Gegi, David’s seductive brother-in-arms, with whom Dina falls madly in love.
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Cinemed, from October 21 to 29, 2022