Angoulême: why the Film Festival starts earlier

Angoulême: why the Film Festival starts earlier

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1. Retrospective of award-winning films

For a taste of the FFA, meet at 6 p.m. in the Ice room at the CGR in Angoulême, from Tuesday August 9 to Monday August 22. Fourteen evenings are scheduled, with fourteen films awarded by the Festival since its creation. It will all start with masqueradesan Algerian film that won gold in 2008. The next day, we headed to Quebec with It’s not me I swear. Thursday August 11, Illegal, a Belgian-Luxembourg work will be screened. Then on Friday, place at War is declared. The French film had won the title of best film in 2011. Catimini, a Quebec film, will be visible on Saturday. Sunday will be Boys and Guillaume, to the table. Hippocrates will air on Monday, August 15 and much love Tuesday 16. For the youngest (but not only), the characters of my zucchini life hits the big screen on Wednesday, August 17. The animated feature film received the Diamond Valois in 2016. Little Peasant will then be screened on Thursday, August 18. Then ScheherazadeFriday, August 19. The Swallows of Kabul, an animated film which won the Valois de Diamant et de la Musique in 2019, will be visible 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 final evening, Monday, August 22. The film won the Valois de Diamant last year. Tickets will be €2.50.


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

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2. Outdoor sessions in the department

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 will kick off the festivities on Tuesday, August 9. Then, head for Le Chambon, in Eymouthiers, to take advantage of Cigarettes and hot chocolate in the open air. On Sunday August 14, the film Aline by Valérie Lemercier will be broadcast in Cognac, on the outdoor base. There will also be give me wingson August 18, at the 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 at the Magélis cellars. Eleven sessions will also take place in different rooms in Charente, at 8:30 p.m.: Wednesday August 10 in Montmoreau (Twelfth Night), on Thursday August 11 in La Rochefoucauld (Antoinette in the Cevennes), on Saturday August 13 in Blanzac (1:54) and Ruffec (Weeds), on Monday August 15 in Garat (In the name of the earth), on Tuesday August 16 in Chasseneuil (discount), the next day in Confolens (papicha) and Cognac (She adores him), on Friday August 19 at the Cité d’Angoulême cinema (Beauty and the pack) and Marthon (Name of people), then on Sunday August 21 in Barbezieux (I’m yours). Entrance tickets are €2.50. For each of these screenings, the FFA invited a member of the film crew.

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3. Cinema-concerts during the FFA

Three cine-concerts are also announced at the Angoulême theatre, from 7 p.m. 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 broadcast. The screening will be presented by actress and director Julie Gayet and followed by a musical conversation with songwriter Alex Beaupain and Dominique Besnehard, co-director of the FFA.

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The Red Lion hosts an exhibition of Rwandan photos

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

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