Tahrir - Place de la Libération | Stefano Savona

Teorema | Pier Paolo Pasolini

Expérience | Abbas Kiarostami

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye | Marie Losier

L'image n'est rien

Round Table | Port Franc | The Challenge of Freedom | Fri. 27 10am

Port Franc is a section which presents each year, a retrospective in which the works of filmmakers are associated with the works of other artists and thinkers (painters, sculptors, philosophers, writers, and photographers) and deals with a major contemporary issue.

This year, Visions du Réel is launching a partnership with the Pour-cent Culturel Migros, by choosing the same theme proposed to the Swiss filmmakers for the Film Documentaire-CH competition: le défi de la liberté The Challenge of Freedom. 12 films will be programmed with talks given by philosopher Marie José Mondzain and writer-filmmaker Laurent Roth.

Daily from 20 – 26 April from 4 p.m. until 6.30 p.m. at Usina à Gaz 


  • A Diary for Timothy, Humphey Jennings, 1945, United Kingdom, 39' 
  • Changer d'image, Jean-Luc Godard, 1982, France, 10'
  • Expérience, Abbas Kiarostami, 1973, Iran, 60'
  • L'argent raconté aux enfants et à leurs parents, Claudio Pazienza, 2002, Belgium, France, 53'
  • La Récréation, Abbas Kiarostami, 1972, Iran, 11' 
  • Listen to Britain, Humphrey Jennings, 1942, United Kingdom, 18'
  • Ilha da Flores, Jorge Furtado, 1989, Brazil, 12'
  • Myra Hess plays Beethoven, Humphrey Jennings, 1945, United Kingdom, 9'
  • Tahrir - Place de la Libération, Stefano Savona, 2010, France, Italy, Egypt, 91'
  • The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, Marie Losier, 2011, United States, France, Russia, Belgium, Netherlands, 72'
  • Teorema, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968, Italy, 94'
  • Torre Bela, Thomas Harlan, 1978, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, 84'


The film cycle will end with a debate on 27 April, 10:00 a.m. at Ferme du Manoir, directed by:

  • Laurent Roth and 
  • Marie-José Mondzain. 


  • Jean-Paul Curnier, philosopher and author, 
  • Lukas Bärfuss, playwriter, 
  • Marcy Goldberg, cinema historian and media consultant,