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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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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Jörn Cambreleng

A translator of drama and literature himself, since 2009 Jörn Cambreleng has headed the Association pour la promotion de la traduction littéraire (ATLAS) and the Collège international des traducteurs littéraires in Arles (CITL).

Updated on 29/05/2020

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Antonio Casilli

Following the adoption of the Copyright Directive by the European Union in March 2019, French sociologist Antonio Casilli, specialist in social networks and author of Waiting for robots, an enquiry into clickwork (Seuil, 2019), gives us his take on the digital giants, artificial intelligence and the...

Updated on 23/05/2019

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Éric Pessan

Author of novels, theatre and radio fiction, Éric Pessan continues to push the boundaries between genres. Since his first novel, L'Effacement du monde (The erasure of the world), published in 2001, he has focused on growing projects and collaborations, and since 2012 has been focusing on youth...

Updated on 20/06/2019

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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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Mia Rodriguez Sarmiento

An engineer, specialising in cultural management and the management of audiovisual post-production, Colombian Mia Rodriguez Sarmiento campaigns for the international development of the immersive realities sector. In March she was in France for Laval Virtual, an international trade show dedicated to...

Updated on 10/05/2019

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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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