newsletter n°16 february 2005

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News of films and film-makers selected at FIDMARSEILLE


The Ister, winner of the GNCR Prize at FIDMARSEILLE 2004, will be shown in the Georges Pompidou Centre on 26 January, attended by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy and Bernard Stiegler.

This film was selected by the Docpoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (January 2005), Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival (February 2005) and Adelaide International Film Festival (February 2005), and has been bought by the Finnish channel YLE.


Showing at the Le Cinématographe cinema in Nantes from 12 to 16 January 2005: Wang Bing’s A l’ouest des rails, winner of the Grand Prix at FIDMARSEILLE 2003.


Peuple et Culture presents Ginette Lavigne’s film Duas historias de prisao – which was selected for the International Competition at FIDMARSEILLE 2004 – on Wednesday 12 January 2005 at 8:30pm. It will be preceded by Ginette Lavigne’s short film, Le Kugelhof, and the evening will end with a discussion attended by the film-maker.


The artist Dora Garcia’s work will be exhibited from 22 January to 26 February 2005 in the Michel Rein gallery (Paris), which will also present Glass Wall, a film shown at FIDMARSEILLE 2004 as part of Emmanuel Burdeau’s parallel screen, “La fabrique du cinéma”.


De Profundis by Olivier Ciechelski & Laetitia Mikles, which was shown in the French Competition of FIDMARSEILLE 2004, will presented in the Cinéma des Cinéastes on Sunday 16 January 2005.


The following films will be presented as part of the 18th Rencontres Cinéma in Manosque: Simone Bitton’s Mur, winner of the Grand Prix at FIDMARSEILLE 2004, Frédéric Sojcher’s Cinéastes à tout prix, which was shown in the “La fabrique du cinéma” parallel screen at FIDMARSEILLE 2004 , and films by Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, in whose work FIDMARSEILLE is taking great interest.


FIDMARSEILLE  throughout the year


4, 5 & 6 February – Traits libres #2 on the subject of – and attended by – Jean-Luc Nancy & François Martin

In association with Les Variétés cinéma, Vidéodrome and FIDMARSEILLE.


This is the second Traits libres event organised by the montévidéo arts centre (Marseille) and frac PACA (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region Contemporary Art Fund), which aims to create dialogue between artists and other people involved in different creative fields – including visual artists, musicians, writers, poets, film/theatre directors, and philosophers – in order to develop working affinities and discreet or little-known projects.

4 February: 8:30pm at montévidéo > discussion with Jean-Luc Nancy & François Martin and screening of Claire Denis’s film Vers Nancy.

5 February: 3:00pm at montévidéo > screening of David Barison & Daniel Ross’s film The Ister in collaboration with FIDMARSEILLE.

8:30pm at montévidéo > Jean-Luc Nancy, François Martin and guests: Jean-Christophe Bailly, Bruno Carbonnet, Claire Denis & Arnaud Des Pallières

6 February: 4:00pm at Les Variétés cinema > screening of Arnaud Des Pallières’s film Adieu, attended by the filmmaker.

7:30pm at Dakiling > screening of Arnaud Des Pallières’s films Dysneyland and Is Dead , attended by the filmmaker.


23 february 2005 at 20:00pm 

Ribatz, Ribatz ou le grain du temps de Marie-Hélène Rebois, winner of the French Competition  FIDMARSEILLE 2003

Au centre social Julien cours Julien 13 006 Marseille


22 february 2005 at19:00pm

Avec ou sans toi by Marie Dumora, which was selected for the National Competition at FIDMARSEILLE 2002

Au centre social Belsunce 16, rue Bernard Du Bois 13 001 Marseille


23 february 2005 at 14:00 pm :

Histoire de trois poussières de sable by Florence Lloret, which was selected for the National Competition at FIDMARSEILLE 2002 (attended by the filmmaker)

A La Compagnie 19, rue Francis Pressensé 13 001 Marseille


As part of its event from 3 to 9 February 2005, the Miami International Film Festival is organising a symposium and a retrospective on the subject of Jean Rouch.

Speakers will include Jean-Pierre Rehm (FIDMARSEILLE  Executive Officer), Edmund Abaka (Director, Africana Studies Program, and Assistant Professor of History, University of Miami), Françoise Foucault (long-time assistant to Jean Rouch, Comité du Film Ethnographique, Musée de l’Homme, Paris), Ann McIntosh (filmmaker; director of Conversations with Jean Rouch), Kitty Morgan (filmmaker and former Director, Jean Rouch Seminars, Tufts University, Hampshire College and Harvard University), Richard Peña (Director, New York Film Festival, and Associate Professor of Film, Columbia University), William Rothman (Professor, Motion Pictures, University of Miami School of Communication), Paul Stoller (Professor of Anthropology, West Chester University), and Nadine Wanono (visual anthropologist, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; former doctoral student and colleague of Rouch in Mali, Mozambique and Paris).




A discussion was initiated at the Images en Région Vendôme film festival, in association with ACCOR and FIDMARSEILLE, on issues related to the screening of video films and the current state of cinema equipment .

This discussion is being continued at a symposium entitled “Vers un autre cinéma : de nouvelles œuvres pour les salles de demain” (“Towards another cinema: new works for tomorrow’s cinemas”), organised by the Groupement National des Cinémas de Recherche in association with the Premiers Plans Festival and Cahiers du Cinéma. The symposium will take place on 28 January 2005 during the 17th Premiers Plans Festival in Angers.

The 16th FIDMARSEILLE festival will take place from 1 to 6 July 2005

at the La Criée Theatre, Marseille


FIDMARSEILLE 14 allée léon gambetta 13001 marseille

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