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Senegalese director Mansour Sora Wade in Beijing

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The Senegalese director, Mansour Sora Wade, was invited from March 22 to March 27 by the Francophonie Film Festival to present his film "The Price of forgiveness" to the Chinese audience. "The Price of forgiveness" (2001) tells the story of a love triangle between Yatma, Mbanik and Maxoye who are living in a small fishermen village. Their passion will lead Yatma to the killing of his friend Mbanick.The murderer will then marry Maxoye and will have to live his entire li...

Férid Boughedir brings Tunisian cultural to China

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Férid Boughedir, Tunisian director, cinema critic and African cinema specialist, was invited to Beijing to take part in the Francophonie Film Festival to present his film "A summer at La Goulette" (1996) to the Chinese audience.   The film deals with the friendship and cohabitation of different cultures and religions (Islam, Catholicism and Judaism) in the 1970s, just before the 6 days war started in the Middle East. The story evolves around three teenage gi...

Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, "Panic in Town" directors coming to Beijing

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    The Belgium directors of "Panic in town", Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, came to Beijing from Thursday, March 4 to Sunday, March 8 to present to the Chinese audience their animation film. The film is a 70 minutes animation in which the caracters are small plastic figurines and home-made settings, the movement being done by taking a picture of every frame. A long process that took them 5 years in total from the writing of the script to the who...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded

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Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury presided by John Boorman This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:First Prize:BÁBAd...

The Short Films in Competition

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The Short Films in Competition will begin screening today. The international Short Film Jury is presided by British director John Boorman; the panel is made up of actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi and directors Ferid Boughedir and Bertrand Bonello. At tomorrow night's Closing Ceremonies, they will announce the winner of the Short Film Palme d'Or. Nine films are in the running: Missing by Jochem de Vries (Netherlands), Arena by João Salaviza (Portugal),...

The Cinefondation Bestows its Awards

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The awards for the best films presented on the Cinefondation program are in! The Jury was presided by UK director John Boorman and members French director Bertrand Bonello, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, Tunisian director Ferid Boughedir and Portuguese actor Leonor Silveira handed out their prizes this afternoon in the Buñuel theatre to: First Prize : BÁBA by Zuzana Kirchnerová-Špidlová FAMU, Czech Republic Second Prize: GOODBYE by Song Fang Beijing Film...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury presided by John Boorman

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This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:   First Prize: BÁBA directed by Zuzana Kirchnerová-Špidlov...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury

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This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:First Prize:BÁBAdirected by Zuzana Kirchnerová-ŠpidlováFAMU, Czech RepublicSecond Prize: GOO...

2008 NEW YORK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL WORLD PREMIERE FILM “VILLA JASMIN” PRESS & PHOTO COVERAGE

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By Maria Esteves - February 9, 2008 The 17th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), 2008 presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum World Premiere film VILLA JASMIN, directed by Férid Boughedir was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Saturday, January 20, 6:00 PM. A special Q&A immediately followed with Director Férid Boughedir, moderated by Assistant Curator Andrew Ingall, The Jewish Museum. Based on Serge Moati's novel VILLA JASMIN, is a compelling an...

Villa Jasmine premiered at NY Jewish Fest

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The 17th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), 2008 presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum World Premiere film VILLA JASMINE, directed by Férid Boughedir was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Saturday, January 20, 6:00 PM. A special Q&A immediately followed with Director Férid Boughedir, moderated by Assistant Curator Andrew Ingall, The Jewish Museum. Based on Serge Moati's novel VILLA JASMINE, is a compelling and passionate love story. Serge Moati (Clém...

Des films d’auteur de masse

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Certes, durant la décennie précédente, le cinéma tunisien avait déjà brillé au niveau festivalier international avec plusieurs films dont "Sejnane" (1974) et "Aziza" (1980) d’Abdelatif Ben Ammar, "Les Ambassadeurs" (1976)de Naceur Ktari, "Soleil des hyènes" (1977) de Ridha Behi, "La Trace" (1982) de Nejia Ben Mabrouk, « L’ombre de la terre » (1982) de Taïeb Louhichi, "Traversées" (1982)de Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, ou "Les Baliseurs du désert" (1984) de N.Khemir, tous abondamment prim...

Le cinéma en Tunisie

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LE CINEMA EN TUNISIE LE CINEMA TUNISIEN : UNE CINEPHILIE PORTEUSE Le cinéma tunisien est né sur un terreau particulièrement fertile, celui de la cinéphilie et de l’admiration pour les grandes oeuvres du 7ème art mondial. Dès 1922, le précurseur du cinéma tunisien et génial touche-à-tout, Samama Chikly, tournait un court-métrage de fiction ("Zohra") suivi en 1924 d'un moyen- métrage "Aïn el -ghazel" (La Fille de Carthage), devenant ainsi l'un des tout premiers cinéastes "autocht...
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