The French artist has been appointed by the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Europe and Foreign affairs and has chosen Martha Kirszenbaum as curator of her project entitled Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre.
With the support of the French cultural network abroad, the Institut Français is partnering with the 20thedition of the World Puppet Theatre Festival and La Collaborative (a gathering of regional broadcasting agencies) to offer a Puppet Focus in Charleville-Mézières from 21st to 24th September 2019. Extending the “Objects on Stage” project carried out in North America, this Focus is centred around young audiences and the aesthetic renewal of Puppetry and Theatre of Objects.
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.
From September 30th till October 4th2019, 40 international presenters from all over the world will be invited to France to experience the fertility and diversity of French musical creation. This talents scouting trip is co-organized by Institut français, Bureau Export, FEVIS, Futurs Composés, Onda and Sacem.