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RISEN Festival 2022 – That’s a wrap!

RISEN Festival 2022 That's A Wrap!

A groundbreaking celebration of the Divine Feminine, the first-ever Risen Festival [9th April 2022] was a glorious success. The first of its kind created by the women of Percolate, Risen brought together the most joyous crowd of dancers, party people, performers and artists across 12 venues in London’s vibrant Hackney Wick. Covering the full spectrum of club culture, the Risen team were on a mission to champion female, trans and non-binary artists, DJs, crews, as well as creatives and event staff in the electronic scene. The result was an incredible, colourful and joyful event, amplifying emerging and established talent across the entire electronic sphere.

A truly magical atmosphere was present across all the participating stages, from the Foundation FM takeover in The Lot and Sisu Crew holding down the fort at the Lord Napier Pub, Bristol’s Mix Night’s at the controls within Crate Brewery, bustling with garage edits, bass, jungle and more, to the packed out leafy Yard Terrace – hands in the air from the get go with Tia Cousins, Raw Silk and Amaliah B2B Eliza Rose closing things out, and so much more. The epic after-party in Colour Factory with Copenhagen’s Mama Snake brought the whole event to a close on a pacey trance and techno-fused high.

RISEN Festival 2022

Risen’s carefully curated diverse programme aimed to represent the expansive sounds of the electronic underground, with individuals, crews and collectives spinning the best in 2-step and garage gems, chunky breakbeats and jungle rippers, euphoric prog house and trance, uplifting disco, sumptuous deep house and electrifying techno. Takeovers and performances from the likes of Foundation FM, B.L.O.O.M., Rhythm Sister, Sisu, Team Woibey, and more, each and every DJ, artist and further crew showcased the incredible female, non-binary and trans talent in the club and live electronic scene.

Sure to become a not to be missed event in the London clubbing calendar, Risen is an exercise in love vibration. The dance floor is open to all, and a new energy starts here. Risen are aiming to drive forward a progressive club culture while celebrating the up & coming talent in the industry. Risen would like to thank everyone who has been a part of their first-ever festival – the collectives, artists, crews, teams, performers and most importantly, each and every dancer who celebrated with us on Saturday.

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44TH EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS-KEY EVENTS

The Festival des 3 Continents is back in 2022 for its 44th edition from November 18 to 27, with screenings in Nantes and in cinemas across the Loire-Atlantique region (Ancenis, Bouguenais, Clisson, Héric, La Turballe, Rezé, Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer, Saint-Herblain, and Saint-Nazaire).

The event will take place over 10 days, bookended by two weekends.

A wide range of dramas and documentaries from Africa, Latin America, and Asia will be presented in a programme of some 90 feature films, many of which are rare and will premiere at the festival.

THE PROGRAMME

In addition to the Official Selection of recent films, the Festival will host an homage to renowned Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, 2018 Palme d’Or at Cannes), whose documentary works are little known. Other events include a voyage through Indian cinema of the 70s and 80s and, for the first time in the world, a complete retrospective of the works of Mike De Leon, a key figure in Filipino cinema. Festivalgoers will also have an opportunity to dive headfirst into the prolific and marginal work of Argentinian filmmaker Raúl Perrone and to enjoy the programme A Family Resemblance.

. Official Selection

The Official Selection, featuring an International Competition and Special Screenings, includes recent feature films (drama and documentary), most of which have never before been screened in France.

. Hirokazu Kore-eda: A Country at Heart

French audiences first discovered the work of Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda in the mid-90s. Maborosi (Maboroshi no Hikari,1995) and After Life (Wanafuru Raifu,1998) were screened in their year of release at the Festival des 3 Continents, the latter earning a Montgolfière d’Or award and establishing the filmmaker’s renown. Shortly thereafter, Distance (2001) and Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai, 2004) were selected for the Cannes Film Festival. With the release of each new film, French audiences developed an increasingly strong loyalty to the filmmaker, whose works paint a subtle portrait of Japanese society. This connection grew even stronger with the release of Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku, 2018), which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes that year. As we await the release of Broker (December 7, 2022), we will have the pleasure seeing his little-known documentary work. In presence of the filmmaker (to be confirmed).

 

. Indian Autumn

Autumn, the most clement season in India, is the perfect time to take a tour of Indian cinema from the 1970s and 80s through films that are unknown, forgotten, or overlooked. Fifteen films pay tribute to the aesthetic diversity of a filmmaking industry that is too often reduced to Bollywood. Filmed in a range of languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, and Gujarati, the films in this programme speak of the immensity of a country whose cinema industry is rich and multifaceted. Indeed, some films feature singing and dancing and falling in love, but what truly excites us is the profound desire of moviemaking that they emanate.

 

Mike De Leon: A Life in (Moving) Pictures

Those who attended the recent theatrical releases of the works of Lino Brocka, the biggest name in Filipino cinema, may recall having seen Mike De Leon’s name in the credits of Manila in the Claws of Light (Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag, 1975). A little-known and thus noteworthy fact is that Mike De Leon was both producer and director of photography for the film; this detail might seem insignificant were it not for the fact that now, with the release of his latest film, this world-premiere retrospective reveals a lifetime dedicated to cinema, like his family before him. Psychological thrillers, film noir, love stories, realistic films and fantasies: Mike De Leon’s films avoid being pigeonholed and, as if emerging from the darkness (of his native country), bring to light works imbued with remarkable stylistic power.

. Raúl Perrone: The Straight Shooter from Ituzaingó

For the past 30 years, and with nearly 60 films to his credit, Raúl Perrone has been a giant in Argentine cinema, albeit surprisingly on its fringe. Independent even of his country’s independent film scene, Perrone is bound exclusively through his life and his work to his birthplace of Ituzaingó (in Corrientes, an hour from Buenos Aires), which he only ever leaves for brief periods. He seeks neither fame nor recognition: he simply makes films. These can be compared to unpredictable subjective drawings as precise in their depiction of the reality of the people around him as they are open to the influence of unpredictable imaginary forces; and to conversing freely with other arts such as cinema itself, painting, and literature…

. A Family Resemblance

Cinema, like literature before it, is in its element when it comes to family. Laboratories exploring personal passions by giving free rein to the excesses of imagination, other people’s families are always a bit like our own: perhaps far removed from our actual experiences, yet they couldn’t be more… familiar. From a clash between two very different families in Parasite, to the burden of tradition in Sofia; a story of adoption in Gran Torino; and a retake on personal memories in La Ciénaga, while clear differences exist between the films in this programme, they are all part of the same extended family and any resemblance between them is no coincidence. This programme is aimed at all audiences. In addition, the Festival has compiled an educational guide for secondary-school teachers; this programme is also our invitation to their students to the Festival des 3 Continents.

. First Steps Towards the 3 Continents

First Steps Towards the 3 Continents offers a selection of films for children aged 3 and up and their families. This year features premiere screenings of films with age-specific programmes for pre-school and primary-school children.

The full programme of the 44th edition of the Festival des 3 Continents will be revealed at a press conference on November 3, 2022.

. 2022 Festival Poster

“A group of children and a pensive old man in a coastal landscape belonging to a modest village in Kerala in the late 1970s: imbued with a gentle meditative feel, this image taken from the restored version of the magnificent film Thampu by Govindan Aravindan will be the emblem of our 44th festival. Cinema as a link or a meeting point between generations, film as a potential locus for people to gather and share perspectives: as said by the late Jean-Luc Godard, ‘Cinema is not timeless; rather, it is time itself.’ And a film temporality, no matter where it is from, becomes our own.”
—Jérôme Baron, Artistic Director (Festival des 3 Continents)
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The 2022 festival poster was created by LESBEAUXJOURS graphic design studio.

The Full Programme Of The 44th Edition Of The Festival Des 3 Continents Will Be Revealed At A Press Conference On November 3, 2022.

© Thampu (1978) by Govindan Aravindan/courtesy of Film Heritage Foundation (India) © lbj

 

 

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Stone Turtle’ Winning Fipresci Prize at Locarno

Stone Turtle' Winning Fipresci Prize At Locarno

‘Drawing from a variety of traditional myths, speculative futures to social realist observations and performative rituals, our winner at the 75th Locarno Film Festival offers a multiplicity of perspectives on urgent themes such as violence against women, the question who has a right to citizenship and the way we deal with our natural environment. The jury praises how the film uses a great diversity of audio-visual media such as cartoons and animation, plays with genres such as the rape/revenge film and other narrative expectations, to escape from desperate and damaging cycles to a moment of hope for a possible future.’ — Fipresci Jury

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75th Locarno Film Festival Line-up.

WORLD PREMIERE
Piazza Grande

Last Dance
Directed by Delphine Lehericey

Piazza Grande

Cast: François Berléand, Kacey Mottet Kein, La Ribot, Déborah Lukumuena,
Astrid Whettnall, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Sabine Timoteo, Anna Pieri,
Dominique Reymond, Lisa Harder, Luc Bruchez

2022 – Switzerland / Belgium – 84′ – v.o. French

Synopsis
Germain, an introspective retiree, abruptly becomes a widower at 75. He barely has the time to realize what has happened to him before his family forces their way into his daily life: non-stop phone calls and visits, meals and activities organized in advance – all meant to make his life as regular as clockwork. But Germain’s mind is elsewhere. Honoring a promise he made to his dear departed wife, he suddenly finds himself at the heart of a contemporary dance company’s newest work.

Screenings
Sunday 7 21:30-22:54 Teatro Kursaal P&I
Monday 8 21:30-22:54 Piazza Grande

WORLD PREMIERE
Concorso internazionale

Il Pataffio
Directed by Francesco Lagi

WORLD PREMIERE,Concorso Internazionale

Cast: Lino Musella, Giorgio Tirabassi, Viviana Cangiano, Giovanni Ludeno,
Vincenzo Nemolato, Alessandro Gassmann, Valerio Mastandrea

Italy, Belgium – 2022 – 117’ – o.v. Itanian

Synopsis
An unlikely group of soldiers and courtiers led by Marcount Berlocchand his new bride Bernarda take possession of a distand fief. But their castle is a decrepit dump and their villages aren’t willing to be ruled. Profane appetites and sacred yearnings, sloppy guards and poor rascals, in a fantastic Middle Age tale of freedom, hunger, sex and power.

Screenings
Saturday 6 08:50-10:45 Teatro Kursaal P&I
Saturday 6 16:45-18:40 Fevi (intro + Q&A)
Sunday 7 11:15-13:10 l’altra sala
Sunday 7 15:30-17-25 Cinema Otello @ Ascona
Lundi 8 21:30-23:25 Palacinema 1

WORLD PREMIERE
Concorso internazionale

WORLD PREMIERE Concorso Internazionale

Stella est amoureuse / Stella in Love
Directed by Sylvie Verheyde

Cast: Marina Foïs, Benjamin Biolay, Flavie Delangle

France – 2022 – 110’ – o.v. French

Synopsis
For Stella, it’s her final year. But she says she doesn’t care! That year, she discovers the famous Parisian club, the Bains Douches, 80’s and its crazy nights. Her friends are just studying, her father has left with another woman and her mother is depressed. And then there is André who dances like a God… That year will decide her whole life. She pretends not to think about it…

Screenings
Saturday 6 14:00-15:50 Teatro Kursaal P&I
Sunday 7 14:00-15:50 Fevi (intro & Q&A)
Monday 8 10:30-12:20 Cinema Otelio @ Ascona
Monday 8 18:00-19:50 l’Altra Sala
Tuesday 9 21:00-22:50 La Sala

WORLD PREMIERE
Concorso Cineasti del presente

Petites / Little Ones
Directed by Julie Lerat-Gersant

Cast: Pili Groyne, Romane Bohringer, Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Charles-Alfred,
Suzanne Roy-Lerat, Bilel Chegrani

France – 2022 – 90’ – v.o. French

Synopsis
Pregnant, 16-year-old Camille is placed in a home for teen mothers by a family court judge. Separated from her own loving yet toxic mother, she strikes up a friendship with Alison, another rather immature underage mother, and rebels against the social worker Nadine, a passionate, albeit blasé authority figure. These encounters will radically change her destiny.

Screenings

Saturday 6 16:30-18:00 Teatro Kursaal P&I
Sunday 7 11:30-13:00 PalaCinema 1 (intro + Q&A)
Monday 8 18:30-20:00 Cinema Otello @Ascona (Q&A)
Monday 8 21:00-22:30 L’altra Sala (Q&A)
Tuesday 9 13:30-15:00 PalaCinema 2 & 3 (Q&A)

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