First novelty, the festival Free greetings, co-organized by the Yves-Kernanec Institute, the Pont des Arts and the city of Marcq, returns in a tight format, from Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 April. As usual, the films in competition were selected by the students in the film section. This year’s theme is ” Misleading appearances “. It is linked to the present, with the mask that still hides certain faces. This ambiguous mask theme has been declined, with the underlying idea of manipulation.
After several months of exchange, high school students have built a program, based on the skills of Michel Vermoesen, the artistic director of the Pont des Arts. The line-up includes six feature films, in a wide variety of genres and languages (see elsewhere). For the first time, a jury of students, from second to last year, including three who have done the programming, will award their prize, in addition to the public.
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” These are students who take a look “Summarizes Vincent Choubat, a film professor at Kernanec. They want to debate, to confront their perception, to forge the perspective of a film lover, to turn to the culture of various countries. ” judge movies by their fair value “.
Third novelty, the professionals will evaluate the nine short films in competition by the institutes.
” This year only six institutes are taking part, compared to the usual twelve, says Stéphanie Descamps, a film teacher at the Lycée Marcquois. But the year was special, halfway through. » Confined visions is the title of one of these short films.
Last news, the festival’s programming is reinforced with four previews, which should attract the general public. And everything happens in the great hall of the very young Pont des Arts.
Libre Regards Festival, Le Pont des Arts, 7, Doumer Place, April 27-30. 8 / € 5.50. Awards ceremony on Saturday at 7.30 pm Program: yves-kernanec.enthdf.fr or lepontdesarts-cinema.fr.
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