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Visions du Réel is heading to Cannes

Visions du Réel is heading to Cannes!

The Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes and Visions du Réel joined together for a whole new collaboration in which an award was given to one of the projects presented during the Pitching du Réel. Meet Visions du Réel representatives at various events organized in collaboration with the Marché du Film – Doc Corner, and at the Visions du Réel cocktail reception at the Swiss Films Pavilion, hosted in collaboration with Swiss Films.

Friday 17 May, 17:00–18:00, at Doc Corner (Marché du Film, Riviera H8) | Access with Festival badge
Does a film find its origins in a story that a filmmaker wants to tell, or is it rather an encounter with protagonists that inspires her/him? When does one decide to resort to non-professional actors or fiction? Embracing the many understandings of cinema of the real and its derivatives, Visions du Réel proposes a discussion with Alessandra Celesia, director of THE FLATS (ONCE WE WERE TERRORISTS) (Doc Corner, Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes Award at Visions du Réel 2019, in development) and Kirill Mikhanovsky, director of GIVE ME LIBERTY (Directors' Fortnight 2019).
Moderated by Emilie Bujès, Artistic Director at Visions du Réel (and Programme Advisor at the Directors' Fortnight)

Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May
, 11:00 –12:40, at Doc Corner (Marché du Film, Riviera H8) | Access with Festival badge
Meet Astrid Silva and Aurélien Marsais (Programme Coordinators at VdR) for an informal meeting to exchange about your upcoming projects and to learn more about the artistic guidelines of Visions du Réel.

Monday 20 May
, 18:00–19:00, at Swiss Films Pavilion (#120, International Village) | By invitation only
Hosted in collaboration with Swiss Films.

Tuesday 21 May
, 13:00–15:00, at Plage Goéland | By invitation only
Doc Alliance Selection award ceremony: seven films nominated by the seven festivals member of Doc Alliance. Visions du Réel's nominee: THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL, by Alexe Poukine.

Tuesday 21 May
, 18:00–20:00, at Plage des Palmes | By invitation only
The Doc Lovers Mixer, facing the sea, will bond the entire film community over a shared drink.

Further team members of Visions du Réel attending Cannes 2019:
Jasmin Basič (Consultant – Industry Projects)
Violeta Bava (Industry Consultant)
Giona Nazzaro (Selection Committee member)
Elena López Riera (Selection Committee member)
Madeline Robert (Selection Committee member and Artistic Advisor)

To mark the end of Visions du Réel On Tour's 2018 – 2019 season at the Cinémas Capitoles Nyon, discover the film

L'APOLLON DE GAZA by Nicolas Wadimoff
Locarno Film Festival 2018 – Semaine de la critique
Monday 27 May, 20:30 at Cinémas Capitole Nyon

In the presence of Nicolas Wadimoff and Marc-André Haldimann, archaeologist and protagonist of the film. In 2013, a 2000-year old statue of Apollo was found near Gaza, only to disappear all of a sudden. Apollo, god of art, beauty and divinations, incites all sorts of rumours, even the craziest ones. At once an inquiry and a meditation on history, L'Apollon de Gaza is plunging us into the barely known reality of a territory that is still paying the price of wars and a merciless blockade, but where life also subsists, undefeated. A statue and its stupefying story bring a little light to the sky of Gaza.

Trailer >

Win tickets: send APOLLON to concours[at]visionsdureel[dot]ch
Special prize: CHF 12.–

The programme of VdR On Tour Nyon >

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