Yuan Xiaoyi

For twenty years, Yuan Xiaoyi has translated French works into her mother tongue, Chinese. Her work on Leïla Slimani’s novel, Lullaby (“Chanson dance”) (2016 Prix Goncourt), won the 2018 Fu Lei Award for best literary translation.

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Guillaume Ramillien

Winner of the The Young Architects and Landscape Artists Contest (AJAP) in 2016, Guillaume Ramillien is part of a young generation of French architects who seek to reconcile reality and the imagination. He describes here how the environment informs the way a building is designed.

Updated on 25/05/2021

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Hubert Charuel

How can we showcase the rural world today in France? How can an epidemic affecting cows allow us to highlight all the unique, contemporary aspects of this environment? Meet Hubert Charuel, whose Bloody Milk (“Petit Paysan”) is his first feature film.

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Fanny Chiarello

Shifting, radical and free, Fanny Chiarello appears to reinvent herself in each of her books. In A Happy Woman, she describes her encounter with American artist Meredith Monk, avoiding the clichés of the biographical genre.

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Joël Karekezi

Joël Karekezi, a young Rwandan director, scriptwriter and producer, invites his viewer to reflect on the absurdity of war but also, and above all, on forgiveness and hope. The Mercy of the Jungle (“La Miséricorde de la jungle”), his second feature film, has just won the Gold Stallion, the highest...

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Sylvie Marcé

The National Forum for French-Language Publishing will be held in September 2021 and is a key feature of the French Language and Multilingualism Plan presented by the President of the Republic on 20th March 2018. Here we get to grips with the main issues with its commissioner, Sylvie Marcé.

Updated on 07/09/2021

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Catherine Geel

How can design solve environmental issues? This is the question that Catherine Geel wanted to address in the French section of the XXII Milan Design Triennial, which opened its doors on 1st March. Meet this historian, an editor and researcher from the Design Research Centre, who is curating the...

Updated on 07/03/2019

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Franck Médioni

For the centenary of Charlie Parker’s birth, a biography of the musician by Franck Médioni, one of the leading French jazz specialists, will be published by Fayard in February. After writing about Miles Davis and John Coltrane, the journalist travelled to New York to trace the life of Charlie Parker...

Updated on 10/02/2020

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Costa Gavras

An icon of activist cinema and president of the Cinémathèque Française, director Costa-Gavras pushed the boundaries of French cinema and redefined the police thriller genre starting in the 1960s. In April 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of Z, his cult-classic film, the Institut Français...

Updated on 30/09/2019

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Christophe Galati

Building on the success of his game Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San (2018), Christophe Galati is the first video game creator to have participated in an art residency at the Kyoto Villa Kujoyama. After five months in Japan, this 24-year-old independent designer has secretly continued working on...

Published on 01/10/2019

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Chloé Desmoineaux

After graduating from the École Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence in 2014, Chloé Desmoineaux has produced many projects. Interested in feminism, she creates media experiments involving performances, videos and even video games. Already the organiser of the Art Games Demos evenings, now she is also...

Updated on 06/03/2020

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Aristide Tarnagda

Aristide Tarnagda is an author and winner at the Avignon Festival, a director, a comedian, and director of the Les Récréâtrales festival in Burkina Faso. He is a "performing arts" sectoral expert for the Africa2020 Season.

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Mohamed Zoghlami

Mohamed Zoghlami is a consultant in business engineering and strategic analysis, passionate about new technologies, animation and comics. Since the Tunisian revolution of 2011, he has worked for the international development of African start-ups. His aim is to celebrate African cultures throughout...

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Valérie Senghor

Valérie Senghor, Deputy Managing Director in charge of innovation, development and major projects at the French National Monuments Centre (CMN), gives us an overview of digital mediation in the French cultural world, more specifically in the museum and heritage sector.

Updated on 10/09/2019

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Anya Sirota

Having worked in Detroit for more than 10 years with her partner Jean-Louis Farges at the Akoaki studio, architect Anya Sirota explores meaningful approaches which aim to allow citizens to reclaim public spaces. From temporary interventions to the overhauling of urban environments, each of her...

Updated on 25/05/2021

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