A French delegation at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival

Director and screenwriter Mia Hansen-Løve, French director Rithy Pahn, and DJ, composer and director Para One will be present.

Source & photo credits : The Times of Israël

The French Institute in Israel, partner of the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, which will take place from June 12 to 18, 2022, has announced the arrival at the festival of a French delegation.

French director, screenwriter and film critic Mia Hansen-Løve, French director Rithy Pahn, and French DJ, composer and director Para One will notably be present.

Their presence will give rise to three respective Master Classes, with each of the guests – “an opportunity for a moment of sharing and transmission with the general public, and Israeli students in film schools, many of whom take part in the festival”, promises the Institute.

The festival has programmed this year a retrospective dedicated to Mia Hansen-Løve with three of her films in the selection: “Eden” (2014), “Bergman Island” (2021) and “The Future” (2016), whose screening June 16 at 2 p.m. will be followed by a meeting with the director.

The festival will also highlight the work of Rithy Panh, with the screening of “The Missing Image” (2013).

The French DJ, composer and filmmaker Jean-Baptiste de Laubier alias Para One will come to lead a Master Class for the general public. Multidisciplinary artist, composer of the music for the films of director Céline Sciamma (“Tomboy”, “Bande de filles”, “Portrait of the young girl on fire”), he will also present his first documentary feature film “Spectre: Sanity, Madness & the Family” and will perform at the Teder club in Tel Aviv on June 17. The arrival of Para One is also part of the Electro-Urb project, an event dedicated to the promotion of electronic and urban music initiated by the Institute in 2021.

Also not to be missed: the presentation, in international competition, of the short film “Les Larmes de la Seine” by Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Philippine Singer and Alice Letailleur, all students from the Pôle 3D school in France. This 8-minute film looks back on the day of October 17, 1961, during which Algerian workers in France demonstrated peacefully in Paris against the curfew imposed on them by the police.

The French film “Liberté”, by Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra, will also be screened in his presence. Awarded the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize (Cannes Film Festival, 2019), the film is a pamphlet on “the freedom of being a libertine” at the court of Louis XVI.