Cinéma du réel previews programme for 44th festival edition

Following the two online editions, the 44th Cinéma du réel aims to return to theatres with guests, events, and discussions with the public offering an enhanced version of the festival. Now, Cinéma du réel has unveiled some of its early information for 2022 (11 – 20 March).

The Official Competition will feature 20+ International selections and French selections, respectively. The Opening Film of this year’s festival will be by Régis Sauder’s En Nous, a continuation a decade on from Nous, Princesses de Clèves.

Additionally, the First Window programme features a selection of filmmakers’ documentary debuts, in partnership with Media- part. Six students are invited to take part in the selection process. Further special sessions include a Public Space session each day dedicated to exploring the public space. How do we experience the public space? How can we discover it, think about it, dream it, reclaim it, and recreate it?

Finally, Festival Conversations: Truth will feature architects, writers, filmmakers and researchers will examine truth as a value often ascribed to documentaries. Thes etalks will feature the likes of Philippe Artières (historian), Mosco Boucault (filmmaker), Christophe Cognet (filmmaker), Sylvie Lindeperg (historian), Francesco Sebregondi (archi- tect and researcher) and to be confirmed, Florence Aubenas (reporter, writer) and Francesca Comencini (filmmaker).

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