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Q&A with Baloji, dir. Zombies - Clermont 2020 PRIX FESTIVALS CONNEXION AUVERGNE-RHÔNE-ALPES

The film "Zombie" is a journey between hope and dystopia in a hallucinated Kinhsasa, from the culture of the hair salon to futuristic solitary clubbing, from the urban parade to the glory of a dictator in campaign (Papa Bollo) to modern western (...)

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Q&A with Anthony Nti, dir. Da Yie - Clermont 2020 Grand Prize

A foreigner in Ghana gets an assignment from his gang to recruit kids for a risky job that will take place later that evening. He finds Prince and Matilda, two lively kids and good friends, and plans to hand them over to the gang. After spending (...)

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Q&A with Farah Nabulsi, dir. The Present - Clermont 2020 Audience Award

On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping? British-Palestinian Farah Nabulsi is relatively (...)

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Q&A with Lars Vega, co-dir. Väntan På Döden / Awaiting Death - Canal+ AwardClermont 2020

A son arrives at the hospital to watch over his father’s death bed. When the son wants one last nice moment, his father would rather find out what to do with the two opened cans of mustard. Awaiting Death is a deceptively simple and sombre (...)

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Q&A with Thomas Vernay, dir. Miss Chazelles - Clermont 2020

Clara and Marie are rival competitors for the title of Miss Chazelles-sur-Lyon. As Marie is declared winner of a local beauty pageant, tension escalates between both girls’s families and supporters. Miss Chazelles, Aesthetica 2019’s Best Drama (...)

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Q&A with Gabrielle Stemmer, dir. Clean With Me (After Dark)

Through a very clever and revealing video montage, Gabrielle Stemmer not only sheds light on somewhat depressing phenomenon of cleaning videos on YouTube but silently and subtly unearths the loneliness and neuroses that often underpin it, in a (...)

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Q&A with Yves Gellie, dir. L’Année du robot - Clermont 2020

At the crossroads of art and science, this film centers on human beings and robots as their artificial counterparts. Like a series of archival documents detailing the first contacts and exchanges between human beings and a robot, the film (...)

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Q&A with Mehdi Benallal, dir. Madame Baurès - Clermont 2020

A stroll through the present-day municipalities of Vincennes and Saint Mandé, once home to Madame Baurès, a woman and Communist. The filmmaker’s voice-over recounts the memory of the story that Ray­monde had entrusted to him. (Cinéma du Réel) This (...)

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Q&A with Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze, dir. Tradition - Clermont 2020

Two German tourists travel around Georgia and encounter the country’s culture, traditions and some more conservative attitudes. A brave film in which the director’s passion for the subject and anger at the prejudices faced by many gay people in (...)

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Q&A with Noël Fuzellier, dir. Mars Colony - ClermontFF 2020

Logan is a sci-fi obsessed awkward teenager who often finds himself the butt of his friends’ jokes. One day, he’s visited by an older man who claims to be him, 39 years from now and asks him to join him on a mission to save humankind. A sci-fi (...)

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