Angoulême: why the Film Festival started early

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1. Retrospective of award-winning films

For a taste of the FFA, meet at 6 pm in the Ice room of the CGR in Angoulême, from Tuesday August 9 to Monday August 22. Fourteen nights are scheduled, with fourteen films awarded at the Festival since in its creation. It all starts with disguisedan Algerian film that won gold in 2008. The next day, we headed to Quebec with It was not me who swore. Thursday August 11, illegal, a Belgian-Luxembourg work will be screened. Then on Friday, put on War was declared. The French film won the title of the best film of 2011. Catimini, a Quebec movie, will be seen on Saturday. It’s Sunday Boys and Guillaume, to the table. Hippocrates aired on Monday, August 15 and so much love Tuesday 16. For the youngest (but not only), the characters of my zucchini life will be on the big screen on Wednesday, August 17. The animated feature film received the Diamond Valois in 2016. Small Farmer then aired on Thursday, August 18. Then ScheherazadeFriday, August 19. The Swallows of Kabulan animated film that won the Valois de Diamant et de la Musique in 2019, will be seen on Saturday August 20. Sunday August 21, place for the film Ibrahim. To finish, A story of love and desire, will be screened on the last night, Monday, August 22. The film won last year’s Valoi de Diamant. Tickets will be €2.50.


Le Grand bain will be broadcast… at the Gardes-le-Pontaroux swimming pool.

Photo by DR

2. Sessions outside the department

Along with this retrospective, outdoor sessions will also take place across the Charente, at 10 p.m. These screenings are free and offered by the Department, with the support of the municipalities, Ciné passion 16 and Magélis. It all started… at the Gardes-le-Pontaroux swimming pool. The Great Bath the festivities begin on Tuesday, August 9. Then, head to Le Chambon, in Eymouthiers, to take advantage Cigarettes and hot chocolate in the open air. On Sunday August 14, the film Aline by Valérie Lemercier will be broadcast in Cognac, outside the base. There is also give me wingson August 18, at MJC Mosaïque and Untouchables, in Nanclars, on Saturday 20 August. The last outdoor cinema will be held on Monday August 22, with my zucchini life in the cellars of Magélis. The eleven sessions will also take place in different rooms in Charente, at 8:30 pm: Wednesday August 10 in Montmoreau (Twelfth Night), on Thursday August 11 at La Rochefoucauld (Antoinette of the Cevennes), on Saturday August 13 in Blanzac (1:54) and Ruffec (Weeds), on Monday August 15 in Garat (In the name of the land), on Tuesday August 16 in Chasseneuil (DISCOUNTS), the day after Confolens (paper) and Cognac (He adored her), on Friday August 19 at the Cité d’Angoulême cinema (The beauty and the package) and Marthon (Names of people), then on Sunday August 21 in Barbezieux (I am yours). Entrance tickets are €2.50. At each of these screenings, the FFA invites a member of the film crew.

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3. Cinema-concerts during FFA

Three cine-concerts have also been announced at the Angoulême theatre, from 7 pm and at €2.5 entry. Thursday, August 25, “Divertimento” by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar will open the ball. The screening will be followed by a symphonic concert with an orchestra conducted by Zahia Zouani, whose life inspired the film. On Friday August 26, the film “Chœur de rockers” by Ida Techer and Luc Bricault will be screened before a concert by the Salt and Pepper choir from Dunkirk, whose story inspired the film. Finally, “Je t’aime moi non plus” by Serge Gainsbourg (1975) will be screened. The screening will be presented by actress and director Julie Gayet and will be followed by a musical conversation with songwriter Alex Beaupain and Dominique Besnehard, co-director of FFA.

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The Red Lion hosts an exhibition of Rwandan photographs

From August 8 to September 3, the restaurant Le Lion rouge, located on Place Louvel, will show 30 prints. They were taken by Rwandan photographer Jacques Nkinzingabo. “Rwanda took themsaid Marie-France Brière. There are many with scenes, characters…”. Rwanda is the country invited, for this edition, by FFA.

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