Themed Cycles

Fête du cinéma d'animation

Tout est politique !

7 films

Pour la 11ème année consécutive, l’Institut français s’associe à l’AFCA et propose à l’international de nouveaux programmes : un sujet « Tout est politique » reprenant la programmation proposée par l’AFCA, mais aussi un programme des meilleurs courts métrages de l’année, sélectionnés dans les plus grands festivals et un programme composé de nouveaux films sans paroles destinés aux tous petits, un programme ayant pour thématique les animaux et une sélection pour le jeune public et un focus Rémi Chalet

Fête du cinéma d'animation
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  • Historical film, Drama, Biopic
  • 2020
  • France
  • 1h14

Josep

by Aurel

February 1939. Overwhelmed by the flood of Republicans fleeing the Franco dictatorship, the French government parked them in camps. Two men separated by the barbed wire will become friends. One is a gendarme, the other a cartoonist. From Barcelona to New York, the true story of Josep Bartolí, anti-Franco fighter and exceptional artist.

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  • Drama
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h21

Les Hirondelles de Kaboul

by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec

Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.

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  • Literary adaptation, Biopic
  • 2019
  • France
  • 35min

Brazen

by Mai Nguyen and Charlotte Cambon De La Valette

BRAZEN is a series adapted from the bestselling comic books Culottées by Pénélope Bagieu (Gallimard 2016), first published online on Le Monde.fr, which has since been translated into 19 languages in 27 countries with over 550 000 copies sold worldwide (France, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New-Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA). The portraits of 30 women, each revolutionary in their own way. 30 women who wrote their own destinies and changed the world! Lighthouse keeper, astronaut, empress, animal interpreter, crime miniaturist… whoever they were and wherever they came from, those Brazen ladies were out to tear down prejudice and bring energy and hope.

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  • Drama
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h20

The Tower

by Mats Grorud

Beirut, Lebanon, Today. Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, lives with her whole family in the refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being chased from his home back in 1948. The day Sidi gives her the key to his old house back in Galilea, she fears he may have lost hope of someday going home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she will collect her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next.

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  • Drama, Young audience
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h24

Funan

by Denis Do

1975, during the Khmer Rouge revolution. Fighting for her own survival, Chou, a young Cambodian mother, looks for her 4-year-old son who was taken away from her by the regime.

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  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h46

Le Procès contre Mandela et les autres

by Gilles Porte and Nicolas Champeaux

2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. He seized centre stage during a historic trial in 1963 and 1964. But there were eight others who, like him, faced the death sentence. They too were subjected to pitiless cross-examinations. To a man they stood rm and turned the tables on the state : South Africa’s Apartheid regime was in the dock. Recently recovered sound archives of those hearings transport us back into the thick of the courtroom battles.

Un homme est mort - Affiche
  • Literary adaptation, Drama
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h06

a man is dead

by Olivier Cossu

Brest 1950. The city is undergoing reconstruction after the bombing of the war. During a demonstration demanding better wages, the situation with the police degenerates and the young worker Edouard Mazé is shot in the head. René Vautier, militant communist filmmaker, came to film the workers' situation with the collaboration, not always easy, of P’tit Zef and Désiré, Edward’s childhood friends. Once the film is finished, they improvise a traveling cinema and project the images on construction sites and pickets throughout Brittany. The film will breathe new life into the fight. Based on the comic strip by Kris and Etienne Davodeau.

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