Daily news: Friday 20 April
Welcome to our last "Daily news" Festival mailing before the awards announcement and the additional screenings of a selection of winning films on Saturday 21 April. Here are a few must-see must-do suggestions, among the 174 films and the numerous Industry activities for audiovisual professionals, including many conferences that are also open to the public. Here are our top picks for Friday 20 April. Enjoy the last days of the Festival!
Ceres, Janet van den Brand – Swiss premiere
Tomorrow night already we will announce the 2018 award winners, closing the 49th edition of Visions du Réel! The award winners will be unveiled on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us! The closing film, Ceres, follows Koen, Daan, Sven and Jeanine, 10 years old, who will all one day take over the family-run farms.
• Friday 20.04 19:30, Awards ceremony followed by Ceres, Théâtre de Marens >
• Friday 20.04 21:15, Ceres, Grande Salle (Salle Communale) >
Apero offered by the Canton de Vaud after the film at the Village du Réel
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
The Trial, Maria Augusta Ramos – International premiere
A painstakingly accurate reconstruction of the moments that led to President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment orchestrated by Eduardo Cunha and Michel Temer. A powerful film that sheds an incontrovertible light of what really went on behind the façades of the Brazilian bureaucratic power structure. A shocking real-events political thriller. A vibrant cry for truth and justice.
• Thursday 19.04 18:00, Capitole Leone >
• Friday 20.04 14:30, Grande Salle (Salle Communale) >
The Hidden River, Jean-François Lesage – International premiere
A river bed, serving as a pleasant background surrounded by preserved nature, becomes a privileged forum for intimate discussions during bathing. As friends and lovers or as a family, women and men express their sentiments. Despite the rugged surroundings of the torrent and its tumultuous waters, the words are clear, like an account of these serene lives.
• Friday 20.04 14:00, Capitole Leone >
AFTER NO BILLAG | Debate
Gilles Marchand and SRG SSR in discussion with the audiovisual industry
A dialogue between representatives of the audiovisual industry and Gilles Marchand, Director General of SRG SSR, following the defeat of the "No Billag" popular initiative vote. What is the future of SRG SSR? In cooperation with Cinébulletin.
• Friday 20.04 17:00-18:30, Village du Réel – Le Club | open to the public, free admission
Party Party! | Every night, free admission
Every night during the Festival, it's Party Party at the Festival with DJs and concerts. It's almost the end of this edition... do not miss the Closing party!
Friday 20.04 as of 22:00 at Bar du Réel, free admission
Closing party: Quiet Island (pop folk) + Bongo Joe DJs (MATTIØ & WTF) (éclectisme musical)