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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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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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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Pierre Coulibeuf

As a visual artist who plays with interdisciplinarity, Pierre Coulibeuf creates cinematic works where narrative and experimental fiction meet. His next film, Rouge Carpaccio, a free adaptation of a script commissioned from Michel Butor, focuses on Carpaccio's painting and obsession in the city of...

Updated on 07/10/2019

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Mira Nair

Mira Nair is a celebrated Indian-born filmmaker, known for her unique storytelling ability across global communities, addressing marginalised and underrepresented heroes in their enduring strength. L’Institut français has been pleased to confirm her as a 2019 patron to La Fabrique Cinema.

Updated on 29/05/2019

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Gaspard Kuentz

Across four films, Gaspard Kuentz constructed a radical work pushing the frontiers of anthropology and cinema. His hybrid documentaries, characterised by the issue of ritual, are intense sensory experiences that move the viewer and invite him or her to question the world. A fine connoisseur of Japan...

Updated on 16/07/2019

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Hendrick Dusollier

A few months after the release of his latest film, Derniers jours à Shibati (Last days in Shibati), film director Hendrick Dusollier reflects on his inspirations, working methods and demanding career as a filmmaker around the world.

Updated on 05/06/2019

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Claire Simon

An editor in her youth, Claire Simon became a director with a particular interest in anthropology and the 7th Art present in her first short films, which were made on a self-taught basis from the early 1980s, and now at the heart of her films, which move between fiction and documentary. A woman on...

Updated on 29/05/2019

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Alex Moussa Sawadogo

The creator of the Afrikamera festival in Berlin, the founder of Ouaga Film Lab – a film development and co-production laboratory in Burkina Faso – as well as artistic attaché for the Lausanne African Film Festival, Alex Moussa has been working for over ten years to promote African cinema. He is...

Updated on 05/06/2020

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Caetano Gotardo and Marco Dutra

While Brazilian filmmakers Caetano Gotardo and Marco Dutra have been working together for over 21 years, they just presented their first co-directed feature, Todos os Mortos, at the 2020 Berlinale. They tell us about the state of Brazilian cinema, their connection to France, and their taking part in...

Updated on 15/06/2020

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Béatrice Thiriet

For 30 years, Béatrice Thiriet has shared her passion between film and opera scores. The composer recently gave a masterclass co-organized with the SACEM, devoted to film music and composition work for cinema, and discussed these issues with the directors of the Institut français' Fabrique Cinéma...

Updated on 22/06/2021

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Rachid Bouchareb

For thirty years, filmmaker, producer and screenwriter Rachid Bouchareb has been examining history through his films, most notably Days of Glory in 2006 and Outside the Law (“Hors-la-Loi”) in 2010. Through 26th June he will be supporting the 17 directors and producers from the Global South who are...

Updated on 23/06/2020

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Filippo Meneghetti

Filippo Meneghetti is an Italian director living in France, and is the author of Two of Us (2020). A first daring and measured feature-length film, which brings a secret passion between two elderly women to the screen. This intimate drama has been conceived as a thriller will represent France for...

Updated on 08/02/2021

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Moly Kane

A screenwriter, director and producer, Moly Kane works to promote African cinema. Having just closed the second edition of the Dakar Court festival in December, the young Senegalese artist is optimistic about the future of African cinema.

Published on 17/01/2020

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Suhaib Gasmelbari

A committed Sudanese cinematographer, through several documentaries Suhaib Gasmelbari chronicles the struggles undertaken to protect and bring to life his country's cinema. His first internationally award-winning feature film, Talking About Trees, was released in mid-December.

Updated on 28/01/2020

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