Le Pavillon français de la 58ème Biennale internationale d’art de Venise est représenté par l’artiste française Laure Prouvost qui a choisi de s’associer à la commissaire Martha Kirszenbaum pour son projet Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre.
The Institut français is a partner of Glaz Music : Welcome to Bretagne 2019, an artistic and professional project for international programmers during the Rennes Trans Musicales Festival and the Bars en Trans Festival from 4 to 8 December.
An icon of activist cinema and president of the Cinémathèque Française, director Costa-Gavras pushed the boundaries of French cinema and redefined the police thriller genre starting in the 1960s. In April 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of Z, his cult-classic film, the Institut Français distributed his first four films: The Sleeping Car Murders (“Compartiments tueurs"), Shock Troops (“Un homme de trop”), Z and The Confession (“L’Aveu"). Through his characters Costa Gavras questions our idea of freedom, highlighting political events from modern history.
Initiated by Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic, the Africa2020 Season will take place throughout France (mainland and overseas territories) from June 1st to mid-December 2020. Dedicated to the 54 states of the African continent, the Africa2020 Season is an extraordinary project. Designed around the major challenges of the 21st century, it will present the views of the African civil society and its recent diaspora. Africa2020 will be the sounding board for the changemakers who are impacting contemporary societies.
The playwright’s work will be presented on 7 and 8 December in Kinshasa (DRC) at the International Festival of the Actor, then on 11 and 12 December at the “Mantsina sur scène” which will be held in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), with the support of the Institut français and the Brittany Region.