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2 original programs

17 films 

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Since its creation, the festival has received over 1 800 films from 55 countries !
You will find below this exceptional year's edition, divided into two original programs.
After each screening, the audience will be invited to vote for its favorite film, in order for one of the films to receive the 2021 Audience's Choice Award from the festival.
Program 1Saturday July 2nd, 17h
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Film out of competition

ARTISTE ESSENTIEL

French film shot in Blois and Vineuil, featuring choreographer Jonathan Breton and the AZOTH Dance Theatre company through a topical portrait, full of grace and beauty.

Directed by

Olivia N'Ganga

Mikaël Dinic

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RE-ENCHANTMENT

Russian film featuring Irish dancing.

"Re-enchantment" is about looking for new ways to be fascinated by the world in our streamlined daily lives.

Directed by

Elena Kholkina

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HERBARIUM

Graphically and visually stunning Polish film, which transports the bodies of the dancers through the four seasons. A colorful film about nature and plant life.

Directed by

Iwona Pasińska

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RESPIRE - REPEAT

American film focusing on the body.

Through reflection and refraction, sharply contrasting forms explore rhythm, tension and breath in unity.

Directed by

Alexander Petit Olivieri

Alia Swersky

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19

Japanese film that questions our relationship to communication.

 

19 is an experimental film in which the image becomes rhythm through the choreography of a dancer in an urban environment.

Directed by

Hiroshi Kizu

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MOVING BARCELONA

British film about the Catalan capital, an autonomous Spanish region in identity crisis. A city that has everything to please but is haunted by the ghosts of its past. And despite much progress, it finds itself digging up old wounds.

Directed by

Jevan Chowdhury

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WHILE YOU WERE GONE

American film conceived as a letter of love and support to theaters around the world which have seen their doors closed for many months due to the crisis. 

A film full of energy and colors.

Directed by

Jennifer Weber

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RESSOURCE

French film with the dancers of Malandain Ballet Biarritz, offering an allegory of leaving a supposedly civilized and ultra-industrialized world. Human chrysalises, fruits of an oppressive plastic universe, hatch and find a way out towards the light in the dance.

Directed by

Maxime Dos

Martin Harriague

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ULRICHS 1867

German film inspired by Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825-1895) who was a lawyer, journalist, publisher, writer, pioneer in sexology and is known as the "first open gay man" and "LGBTQ+" activist in Germany.

Directed by

Sven Niemeyer

Program 2 - Sunday July 3rd, 18h30

Screening followed by a Q&A with some of the film directors and dancers

Film hors compétition

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Film out of competition

ARTISTE ESSENTIEL

French film shot in Blois and Vineuil, featuring choreographer Jonathan Breton and the AZOTH Dance Theatre company through a topical portrait, full of grace and beauty.

Directed by

Olivia N'Ganga

Mikaël Dinic

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FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE

American portrait of a septuagenarian in love with classical ballet, which explains to us her relationship to dance, her history and her aspirations.

A film full of poetry and tenderness.

Directed by

Sarah Marquelle Kruger

Paul Antico

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I JUST WANNA DANCE

American film in which two dancers are invited to team up during an audition and overcome their prejudices.

 

A dance duo exploring joy as a transcendent force.

Directed by

Amanda Beane

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HARMONY

Polish film that deals with harmony and symmetry through a graphic dance featuring many young dancers.

 

A duality is expressed through dance, music and emotion to bring an original film to life.

Directed by

Dariusz Mrowiec

Andrzej Rolski

Patrycja Trzynoga

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NEVER NEVER LAND

Korean film.

As Youngmin was preparing for a dance competition, he gradually lost his hearing until he became deaf. His thirst for dancing pushes him to overcome his disability.

Directed by

Jungjae hur

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A BODY IS

Spanish movie. Antonio José Martínez Palacios would go on to be the greatest Spanish musician of the 20th century. Unfortunately, he was imprisoned and executed without trial at the age of 33, at the start of the Spanish Civil War, with a vast work unfinished.

This film pays homage to him by revisiting and rethinking his music.

Directed by

Jaime Dezcallar

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NORWAY BY DANCE

Norwegian film taking us into Norwegian culture, way of life and tradition.

A film with striking images of breathtaking landscapes and a dynamic and playful dance.

Directed by

Daniel Grindeland

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ELF

Spanish movie. Paula, a young university student and her best friend train every afternoon in a gymnasium in Seville. But the days go on, and a huge void prevents her from enjoying life. One day, she found out about flamenco, and her life changes forever.

Directed by

Manuel Ramos Ramos

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BROKEN

French film that denounces violence against women. 1 in 3 women is a victim of violence in her lifetime, that is 1 billion women worldwide. They are victims but do not always have the words to talk about it and find help.

Directed by

Olivia N'Ganga

Mikaël Dinic