François-Xavier Roth

Having worked with many prestigious orchestras, François-Xavier Roth conducts, with an inspiring virtuosity, baroque pieces and contemporary creations. A portrait of one of the most inventive conductors of his generation.

Updated on 06/05/2019

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Claire Simon

Universal questions within slices of life, ethnologist and filmmaker Claire Simon explores the poetry of daily life with a realist eye that wanders between documentaries and works of fiction.

Published on 08/05/2019

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Ludivine Bantigny

Specialising in the youth and events of May 1968, historian Ludivine Bantigny explores the relationship of civil societies with political spheres in order to imagine what the power of tomorrow might look like.

Updated on 13/05/2019

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Emel Mathlouthi

An activist who is first and foremost a singer, Emel Mathlouthi is committed to the fight for personal freedom, human rights and women's rights, which she expresses in her rock-tinged songs.

Updated on 06/03/2020

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Jero Yun

His discovery of French cinema led this young Korean artist to become a director. Through his lens, Jero Yun questions the artificial separation that divides the two Koreas and goes in search of these enemy brothers.

 

Published on 20/05/2019

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Catherine Meurisse

She was the only woman on the team of full-time artists at Charlie Hebdo. Catherine Meurisse narrowly escaped the 7th January 2015 terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper’s headquarters. She continues to draw despite her fallen comrades.

 

Updated on 19/10/2021

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Yaron Herman

The extraordinary rise of the Franco-Israeli jazz pianist Yaron Herman has brought a breath of freshness and modernity to jazz without sacrificing the musicality of his compositions, which are meticulously executed with authentic virtuosity.

Updated on 27/03/2019

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Les Kapsber'girls

Les Kapsber'Girls: two singers and two instrumentalists, trained at the Lyon Higher National Conservatory of Music and Dance and passionate about the music of the 17th and 18th centuries, which they perform in the hopes of updating it for modern tastes.

Published on 27/03/2019

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Marielle Macé

A specialist in French literature, Marielle Macé uses its concepts to understand today's world and proposes an elegant interpretation of our ways of life.

Published on 03/04/2019

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Manuela Paul-Cavallier

A true craftswoman, Manuela Paul-Cavallier uses gold leaf in exceptional creations, whether reinventing luxury objects or creating her own works.

 

Updated on 17/04/2019

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Laurent Cantet

With The Class (“Entre les murs”), Laurent Cantet joined the exclusive club of French filmmakers who have won a Palme d’Or at Cannes. A subtle filmmaker, he trains an x-ray on the links between the intimate and the communal.

Updated on 29/04/2019

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Shennawy

An iconic figure in the world of contemporary Arabic comic books, the Egyptian Mohammed Shennawy is a trailblazer, willing to denounce the shortcomings of a country and a society in the midst of a major transition.

Published on 15/04/2019

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Gisèle Vienne

Gisèle Vienne’s work illuminates what lies in shadow, the hidden side buried in each of us. Constantly torn between perfection and horror, her creations explore violence, returning the full cathartic dimension to the performing arts.

Published on 14/08/2019

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Mohamed El Khatib

Rather than using his writing talent for “theses that never get read”, Mohamed El Khatib prefers to create shows with the people he meets, especially those would never have thought of stepping foot in a theatre.

Updated on 14/03/2019

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Wanuri Kahiu

Wanuri Kahiu is an accomplished Kenyan director and author. An activist artist, her films and books portray a positive image of Africa and are marked by a strong commitment to ecological causes.

Updated on 07/12/2020

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