“Divine Intervention” by Elia Suleiman is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. Released in 2002, the film is an ironic critique of the appalling geopolitical situation in Palestine.
As part of the “Jaou Photo 2022” festival (from October 6 to 20) which it co-organizes with the Kamel-Lazaar Foundation (KLF), the French Institute of Tunisia offers the public a series of films marked by the screening of the film “Visages et villages” by Agnès Varda and JR held on October 12.
Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: passion and questioning about images in general and more specifically about the places and devices to show them, share them, exhibit them. Agnès chose cinema.
JR chose to create outdoor photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from the cities, traveling with JR’s photographic (and magical) truck. Random meetings or prepared projects, they went to others, listened to them, photographed and sometimes displayed. The film also tells the story of their friendship which grew during filming, between surprises and teasing, laughing at the differences.
“The Salt of the Earth” directed by Wim Wenders was screened yesterday. A documentary dedicated to the photographer Sebastião Salgado. The German director, himself a photographer, meets his gaze with that of Juliano, Salgado’s son who accompanied him on his last journeys, to reveal his life and his work.
For forty years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled the continents in the footsteps of a humanity in full mutation. While he has witnessed the major events that have marked our recent history: international conflicts, famine, exodus… He is now setting out to discover virgin territories with grandiose landscapes, to meet a fauna and a flora wild in a gigantic photographic project, a tribute to the beauty of the planet.
The public was able to discover, among other things, the film “Titanium” by Julia Ducournau, Palme d’or at the Cannes Film Festival 2021.
Aimed at audiences over the age of 16, the film tells the story of a man, claiming to be a child who disappeared more than 10 years ago, who is reunited with his father, an unstable former firefighter. . He is brought back by customs inspectors at an airport; however, his arrival coincides with a series of unexplained crimes in the region.
“Blow Up” by Michelangelo Antonioni was screened last Saturday to the delight of moviegoers. Released in 1966, the film is inspired by the short story “The Sons of the Virgin” (Las babas del diablo) by Julio Cortázar. It won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1967.
In a London park, a young photographer surprises what he believes to be a couple in love. He discovers on the film a hand holding a revolver and a body lying in the bushes…
The cinematographic program of “Jaou photo” will continue, Wednesday October 19 with the projection, at 6:30 p.m., of “Divine intervention” by Elia Suleiman. Released in 2002, the film is an ironic critique of the appalling geopolitical situation in Palestine.
A Palestinian living in Jerusalem is in love with a Palestinian woman from Ramallah. The man is torn between his love and the need to take care of his very fragile father.
Due to the political situation, the woman cannot go further than the checkpoint located between the two cities. The couple’s meetings therefore take place in a deserted parking lot near the checkpoint.
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“Jaou Photo 2022” program at the French Institute of Tunisia: “Jaou” makes its cinema | The Tunisian Press