French speaking documentaries at the Pärnu Film Festival from July 3rd to 16th

July 3, 2017 / July 16, 2017

Pärnu

For its XXXIth edition, the Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival offers a beautiful selections of movies shot by French and French-speaking directors, from July 3rd to 16th.

The theme of the festival is the "art of living" and the organizers chose two quotes to symbolize the festival's state of mind: "If a farmer ploughing a field looks over his shoulder to admire his straight groove, he is an artist“ said by the French impressionist painter Auguste Renoir and, "The longer you are a child the longer you are an artist" said by the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi.

The art of living or the art of survival? The festival will try to answer with the selected documentaries.

NB: All the screenings are free!

Monday July 3
Regional  Hospital of Pärnu

17.00 ALAFIA, 25’, 2016, Switzerland (shot in Benin, Westafrica), directed by Jan Baumgartner 

Tuesday July 4
Sütevaka High School

15.00 SWAGGER, 84’, 2016, France, directed by Olivier Babinet

 

22.00 27 TIMES TIME, 73’, 2016, Belgium (shot in Polynesia), directed by Annick Ghijzelings

 

Regional  Hospital of Pärnu

17.00 THE PEOPLE OF THE WIND, 59’, 2015, France (shot in Iran), directed by Abtin Sarabi

Pärnu Museum of New Art

21H00 CORPSE, 16’, 2016, Belgium, directed by Benjamin d'Aoust

Followed by BELLE DE NUIT - Grisélidis Réal, SELFPORTRAITS, 74’, 2016, Belgium (shot in Belgium, France et Switzerland), directed by Marie-Eve de Grave

 

Wednesday July 5
Sütevaka Highschool

18.00 DELTA PARK, 68’, 2016, France (shot in Italy), directed by Karine de Villers and Mario Brenta

20.00 CONTROVERSY, 7’, 2013, France (shot in India), directed by Thomas Lallier
BOLI BANA, 59’, 2017, Belgium (shot in Burkina Faso), directed by Simon Coulibaly Gillard

 

Thursday July 6
Sütevaka High School

15.00 LET THERE BE NIGHT, 15’, 2017, Hungary/ France, directed by Benjamin Hameury

Pärnu Museum of New Art

16H00 THE EMPTY ROOM, 58’, 2016, Belgium/France, directed by Jasna Krajinovic

23.00 THE STRANGE HISTORY OF PRINCE DETHMER, 21’, 2017, France (shot in Congo), directed by Hadrien La Vapeur and Corto Vaclav

 

Friday july 7
Pärnu museum of new art

16.00 MY DAUGHTER NORA, 16’, 2016, Belgium/ France, directed by Jasna Krajinovic
PARIS IS VOGUING, 67’, 2015, France, directed by Gabrielle Culand

17.00 WORMS, 24’, 2016, Belgium, directed by Xavier Seron and Matthieu Donck

 

Saturday july 8
Sütevaka High School

22.00 LIFE TO COME, 75’, 2016, Belgium, directed by Claudio Capanna

 

French auteurs have won the Pärnu Film Festival Grand Prize only once. It was in 1990 for the movie Le chant des harmoniques directed by Hugo Zemp. 
Two famous French documentaries have earned the Estonian People's Award: Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse ("the gleaners and I") directed by the respected artist Agnès Varda, in 2001 and  Être et avoir ("to be and to have") directed by Nicolas Philibert, in 2003. 

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