Daily news: Friday 5 April
Visions du Réel 50th edition, here we come! Welcome to our "Daily news" mailing. Every day during the Festival, here are a few must-see must-do suggestions, among the 169 films and the numerous Industry activities for audiovisual professionals, including many conferences that are also open to the public. Happy exploring!
OPENING CEREMONY AND CELEBRATION
Gods of Molenbeek, by Reetta Huhtanen – Swiss premiere
The 50th edition of the International film Festival Nyon opens tonight to a packed house with prestigious guests: Federal Councillor Alain Berset, President of the Vaud government Nuria Gorrite and Mayor of Nyon Daniel Rossellat. Opening with the screening of the film Gods of Molenbeek. The district of Molenbeek in Brussels is a suspected Jihadist capital for some, but a pleasant home for Aatos and Amine, who, as six-year-olds, fill their days with games, fantasy, discoveries and questionings. At the centre of their discussions, those about God take on a specific dimension whilst fundamentalist actions shake the lives of the adults around them.
Conceived as carte blanche for the former Directors and Artistic Directors of the Festival, the Cinquante section brings together nine films selected by Moritz de Hadeln, Erika de Hadeln, Jean Perret and Luciano Barisone among the works that marked their respective periods at the head of the Festival. Also as part of this Cinquante section, episodes from Histoire(s) du cinéma de Jean-Luc Godard will be shown after certain screenings, like joyful and fecund interferences.
Cinquante: all the films screened during the Festival
EMBRACING, Naomi Kawase
FLAT JUNGLE, Johan van der Keuken
LE 17ÈME PARALLÈLE, Joris Ivens
MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
NORTHERN LIGHT, Nick Bentgen
THE LAST JUDGEMENT, Herz Frank
THE PRESENT, Robert Frank
THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK, Rob Epstein
THE TINIEST PLACE, Tatiana Huezo Sánchez
Party Party | Free admission
Every night during the Festival, it's Party Party at the Festival with DJs and concerts.
Party Party programme
Friday 5 April
As of 22:00, La Parenthèse
SMALL FEET (Alternative Indie Folk)
As of 22:00, Bar – Village du Réel
RAMIN & REDA (Oriental Groove)
OBERTONSTRUKTUR DER KAULQUAPPE (Experimental Electronic Street Music Performance)
Complete programme and tickets on www.visionsdureel.ch
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