Festival des 3 continents in Nantes : the program unveiled !
The Festival des 3 Continents, in Nantes, celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a dense and exciting selection. A brief overview of what awaits us from November 20 to 27.
For those who do not know, the Festival des 3 continents offers since 1979 a selection of fiction films and documentaries from Africa, Latin America and Asia.
The opening and closing films had already been announced in October. This year, the film The birds of passage, directed by Cristina GALLEGO and Ciro GUERRA, will be honored at the opening ceremony of the Festival. It was noticed during the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and a few weeks ago at the London Film Festival.
Birds of passage
To close the Festival, spectators will be able to discover the comedy Tel Aviv on fire by director Sameh ZOABI. In between, 75 films, including many premieres, will be presented in the different cinemas of the city of Nantes.
Worth noting: a repeat screening of the Palmarès will be held on Sunday, December 2 at the Cinématographe in Nantes, and on Monday, December 10 at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris.
The international competition
This year, 9 films have been selected, among more than 1000 screened, to be part of the official competition selection. 6 are first films, and 2 are signed by women directors.
A LAND IMAGINED of YEO Siew Hua
Fiction / 95′ /Singapore, France, Netherlands / 2018 (French Premiere)
THE DIVE (A HAVEN OF PEACE) by Yona Rozenkier
Fiction / 90′ / Israel, France / 2018 (French Premiere)
FAUST by Andrea Bussmann
Fiction / 70′ / Mexico, Canada / 2018
JOSÉ of CHENG Li
Fiction / 85′ / Guatemala / 2018 (French Premiere)
MANTA RAY by Phuttiphong AROONPHENG
Fiction / 105′ / Thailand, China, France / 2018 (French premiere)
MEMORIES OF MY BODY by Garin NUGROHO
Fiction / 106′ /Indonesia / 2018 (French Premiere)
TEMPORADA by André Novais Oliveira
Fiction / 112′ /Brazil / 2018 (French Premiere)
THREE ADVENTURES OF BROOKE by YUAN Qing
Fiction / 100′ /China, Malaysia / 2018 (French premiere)
WINTER’S NIGHT by JANG Woo-jin
Fiction / 98′ / South Korea/ 2018
Four awards will be presented at the end of the Festival:
- The Golden Balloon and the Silver Balloon will be awarded by the jury of the international competition composed of Lucie Borleteau, Shlomi Elkabetz, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Anurag Kashyap and Noémie Lvovsky.
- The public prize
- The prize of the young jury
40 years of cinema
To celebrate the 40th edition of the Festival, the programming team has chosen to offer a selection of 40 films from the last 20 years (with two exceptions), which reflect contemporary cinema in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
We find films acclaimed by the critics in recent years as Yi Yi by Edward Yang, Still Life by Jia Zhang-Ke, Uncle Boonmee (the one who remembers his past lives) of Apichatpong Weerasethakul or Five by Abbas Kiarostami.
The UFO of the Festival is La flor, a film by the Argentine Mariano LLinàs that has the particularity of lasting 808′ or more than 14 hours ! It will be screened in four separate sessions, in consultation with the film’s director, and the programming team promises a dense film that plays with genres and constantly changes and upsets the viewer. We can’t wait to see it !