date festival


Opening / Closing ceremony

In the presence of François Ozon and Noémie Lvovsky

The opening and closing ceremonies are followed by the screening of a preview film.

Opening ceremony
© Carole Bethuel - 2023-mandarin et compagnie - foz - gaumont - scope pictures - france 2 cinema - playtime production

Mon crime

François Ozon
2023 - France - 1h43
With Rebecca Marder, Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Isabelle Huppert, Dany Boon, Fabrice Luchini, Félix Lefebvre, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Michel Fau

In Paris in the 1930s, Madeleine Verdier, an attractive young actress, who is both penniless and talentless, is accused of murdering a famous producer. Helped by her best friend, Pauline, an unemployed lawyer, she is acquitted on the grounds of legitimate defence. This marks the start of a new life of success and glory, until the day when the truth comes out.

François Ozon, was born in Paris in 1967, and is a French director, scriptwriter and producer. He is one of the few rare French filmmakers to write, direct and produce their own films. He is praised his ability to change between genres (musicals, drama, comedy) with astonishing regularity. Sexuality, ambiguity, ambivalence and the subversion of social and family standards are some of his favourite themes. A number of his films became instant classics of French cinema from Huit femmes (8 Women) (2001) to Grâce à Dieu (By the Grace of God) (2018).
Screenings : saturday 21 - 7:00 pm - Centre de congrès - Auditorium - presented by François Ozon - Rebecca Marder - Nadia Tereszkiewicz

Closing ceremony
© Jean Claude Lother

La Grande Magie

Noémie Lvovsky
2023 - France - 1h50
With Denis Podalydès, Judith Chemla, Noémie Lvovsky, Sergi López, Rebecca Marder, François Morel, Damien Bonnard

France in the 1920s. In a seaside hotel the lethargic clients are being entertained by a magic show. Marta, a young woman who is unhappy with her jealous husband, accepts to volunteer for a disappearing act, and actually disappears. When the husband calls for the return of his wife, the magician gives him a box saying that she is inside. However, he should only open it if he trusts her absolutely, otherwise she will disappear for ever. Charles begins to have doubts…

After studying literature, followed by film at La Fémis, Noémie Lvovsky wrote and directed her first film, Oublie-moi (Forget Me), selected for Angers in 1995. In 1999, she won the Jean Vigo Award and the Silver Lion at the Locarno Festival with La Vie ne me fait pas peur (I'm not Afraid of Life) (1999). Her films Les Sentiments (Feelings) (2002) and Camille redouble (Camille Rewinds) (2012) met with great success with audiences and critics alike. She also has a career as an actress, performing notably in Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen) by Arnaud Desplechin (2004), L'Apollonide (House of Tolerance) by Bertrand Bonello (2011), La Bonne Épouse (How to be a Good Wife) by Martin Provost (2019) and recently L'Envol (Scarlet) by Pietro Marcello (2022).
Screenings : saturday 28 - 7:00 pm - Centre de congrès - Auditorium - presented by Noémie Lvovsky - Rebecca Marder