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    «All these moments we have missed for two years are essential for all of us»

    Cinéma du réel: Ahead of the 44th edition, Modern Times Review spoke with Artistic Director, Catherine Bizern on this year's physical festival, its place within the wider festival landscape, and more.

    Cinéma du réel mixes documentary, essay, and experimentation in selections that reflect the diversity of genres and forms of the cinematographic approach in the world. It is one of the rare documentary film festivals that emphasises the heritage and the memory of the genre while bringing them into dialogue with contemporary creation. This year, the 44th edition of Cinéma du réel takes place 11 – 20 March, in Paris.

    Ahead of the 44th edition, Modern Times Review spoke with Artistic Director, Catherine Bizern on this year’s physical festival, the place of Cinéma du réel within the wider festival landscape, and more.

    How has the festival prepared itself after two years of pandemic-related adjustments? What does this 2022 physical festival bring that the previous digital editions could not?
    In my opinion, a festival has to be a live event uniting the team, the public, the filmmakers and their collaborators as well as all of the people involved in the festival’s program. Even though we were a little bit afraid of not knowing how to do this anymore, we have prepared the festival with the desire to reconnect with the public, to offer more opportunities of meetings, discussions, networking and conviviality. All these moments we have missed for two years are essential for all of us. In a sense, this edition has been actively prepared for two years, especially the panorama of contemporary African documentary . . .

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