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Festival Visa Perpignan 2021

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14 September 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture, Events

VISA Pour l'Image - 'Double Punishment', refugees in the health crisis - a photojournalist exhibition

In September, the Visa Pour l'Image photojournalism festival takes place in Perpignan. At the Convent of Minimes, visit the exhibition 'Double Punishment': refugees in the health crisis produced by 5 photographers from the MYOP agency in 5 different countries where the European Union has intervened as part of #safertogether

Impressionism

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10 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

A Month of Impressionism - Art Festival

From September 1 to 30, 2021, the towns of Pontoise, Auvers-sur-Oise and Isle-Adam invite you on a journey to the time of the Impressionists on the occasion of the first edition of the 'Month of Impressionism' festival. Shows, exhibitions and workshops for all, old and young, come and discover the painters who lived in the Oise Valley and made it a major place for the history of art.

Belmondo

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07 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

Adieu au magnifique Belmondo

The iconic French actor, Jean-Paul Belmondo has died at the age of 88. The actor died at his home in Paris, his lawyer Michel Godest said. Belmondo burst onto the silver screen in the 1950s, but made his name during the next decade's New Wave of titles including "Breathless" and "The Man from Rio". Over his 50-year career, Bébel, as he is known in France, appeared in 80 movies, starring in both popular and auteur films and working under a variety of major French directors, from Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard to Claude Lelouch.

Bac Nord

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07 September 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

Bac Nord - a new film set in Marseille

Here's a new film, recently shown at the Cannes Film Festival in July. The northern districts of Marseille hold a sad record: the area with the highest crime rate in France. Driven by its hierarchy, the BAC Nord, a field brigade, constantly seeks to improve its results. In a high-risk sector, the cops adapt their methods, sometimes crossing the yellow line. Until the day the justice system turns against them.

Deep house

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30 August 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

The Deep House

The Deep House is a new horror thriller film directed and written by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury. The film stars James Jagger and Camille Rowe with most of the filming done in and around the Saint Peyres lakes in Occitanie (Languedoc).

Louloute

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22 August 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

New feature film - Louloute by Hubert Viel

A new film by Hubert Viel, 'Louloute. In cinemas August 18th. Louise revisits her childhood when her family decides to sell their farm. 20 years ago, she was Louloute, a mischievous and exuberant little girl, helping her father with their farm, fighting with her siblings and worrying her mother… When the family's debts accumulate and overwhelm them, tender childhood moments become intertwined with the harsh adult reality of a disappearing rural world.


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