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The festival mixes documentaries, essays and experimental films in selections that reflect a diversity of genres and different forms of cinematic approach to the world. It has become one of the rare festivals to highlight heritage films and look back at the different genres, but at the same time it also creates a dialogue between these and contemporary creation.

While discovering young talents, Cinéma du réel also keeps an eye on experienced filmmakers, screening both their most recent and earlier works. The festival has thus helped to give international visibility to many directors who are now familiar to the general public.




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Meeting Gorbachev

Meeting Gorbachev is an intimate and engaging portrait of the man who unwittingly prompted the colla...

CINEMA DU REEL 2007: Far from Hollywood

The social profile is strong at Cinéma du réel, which for the 29th time offered cinematically stro...

CINÉMA DU RÉEL 2002: The ART(E) of Representing Reality

For a decade the cultural channel ARTE has been broadcasting high quality documentaries to European ...

SEPIDEH FARSI: Taking Risks for Artistic Freedom

Selected for the Cinéma du Réel, FIPA, and the Festival Dei Popoli, Homi D Sethna Filmmaker is one...

Cinema du Réel 2000: From Paris with Love

From March 10 to 19, the newly re-opened Pompidou Centre in Paris hosted a wide variety of docs span...

CINÉMA DU RÉEL 1999: The Terrain of the Real

In its 21st edition, held March 5 - 14 in Paris, Cinéma du Réel featured a significant number of w...
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