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Daily news: Tuesday 17 April

Welcome to our "Daily news" Festival mailing. 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 Tuesday 17 April. Have a lovely week!


Casanova Gene
, Luise Donschen – International premiere

A film about the mysteries and the politics of seduction. What is the chemistry at work inside our eyes, minds, desire(s) and ultimately our image(s) of the other that constantly pushes human beings to explore new boundaries of sexual freedom? Shot over five years, a funny and ironic essay about the laws of attraction; successive slides of pleasure, indeed.
• Tuesday 17.04 19:15, Capitole Leone | in the presence of the filmmaker >
• Wednesday 18.04 15:15, Usine à Gaz >

Compétition Burning Lights: all films >


, Rishi Chandna – World premiere
In a Mumbai apartment, a family sees its existence turned upside down by an impetuous and unusual pet, a young cock, formerly a miraculously surviving chick, which is now turning their life into hell and threatening the household balance. Between an urban fable and a family therapy borrowing from the absurd, a hilarious study of human and animal mores. 

Snowbirds, Mika Goodfriend – World premiere
Each winter, a group of pensioners from Quebec set up their caravans in Florida, their particular version of paradise. In Pompano Beach, far from the harsh Canadian winters, day-to-day life follows a rhythm of swimming, country dancing and games of bowls – a sort of programmed trance in slow motion, for those who have dreamed of growing old in the shade of the palm trees.

• Tuesday 17.04 18:45, Salle Colombière | in the presence of the filmmakers
• Wednesday 18.04 12:00, Capitole Fellini SOLD OUT

International Medium Length and Short Films Competition: all films  >


Focus Serbia Pitch - project presentations 
As part of the Focus Serbia, five film projects from this country are presented in public and compete for the visions sud est Award, CHF 10,000. Learn more >
Tuesday 17.04 9:30-10:45, Salle Colombière
Free admission, open to the public | In English

In Praise of Nothing, Boris Mitić
Narrated by the incomparable voice of Iggy Pop, this film explores... "Nothing". In collaboration with ARTE, a discussion in the form of a case study will take place after this screening. In presence of the filmmaker Boris Mitić, and Sabine Lange, Commissioning Editor at ARTE G.E.I.E.
• Tuesday 17.04 21:00, Salle Colombière | in the presence of the filmmaker >
Focus Serbia: all films >


Party Party! | Every night, free admission
Every night during the Festival, get together at our evening parties (DJs and concerts) to have a drink and fill the dance floor!
Tuesday 17.04 as of 22:00 at Bar du Réel | BEOGRAD CALLING with DUNAV (Pop/Folk serbe) – Concert and DJ SINGH (Ex-Yugoslavian music)
Parties programme >



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