Major event dedicated to contemporary audiovisual creation, Les Rencontres Internationales will be held in Paris from March 13-19, 2017, at Gaîté Lyrique and will create during 7 days a space for discovery and sharing focused on contemporary moving image practices.
Crossing new cinema and contemporary art, this unique platform in Europe provides a rare opening on contemporary audiovisual practices. Documentary approaches, experimental fictions, videos, hybrid forms: the programme of Les Rencontres Internationales is the result of a thorough research and of invitations to some artists, personalities from cinema and the contemporary art fields.
In the presence of artists and filmmakers from all over the world, you will attend indoor screenings – premieres, cartes blanches, special events, video focus -, performances , panel discussions and a forum led by directors of art centres and museums, curators, artists and distributors who will share with the audience their experience and views on new audiovisual practices.
The Rencontres Internationales will create during 7 days a space for discovery and sharing focused on contemporary moving image practices. In the presence of artists and filmmakers from all over the world, it will introduce an unreleased new international programme, comprising of 120 works from 40 countries. By bringing together internationally renowned artists and filmmakers with young and emerging ones, the audience will attend indoor screenings, premieres, cartes blanches, special seances, video programmes, panel discussions and a forum
The detailed programme will be available on our website shortly. Though, here are some of the highlights of this new edition:
– A carte blanche to Claire Denis, in her presence.
– A carte blanche to Antoni Muntadas, with the French premiere of “On Translation: Himnes”.
– A Special screening to the Russian artist group AES+F, with the French premiere screening of “Inverso Mundus”, in their presence.
– The French première of “Eldorado XXI” by Salomé Lamas, in her presence.
As well as French or international premieres of :
– „Chinese Coin (Red Blood)“ by Ubermorgen
– „Every Day Words Disappear“ by Johan Grimonprez
– „Traum“ by Dorothée Smith
– „Transmisson from the Liberated Zones“ by Filipa César
– „The Coat“ by Corin Sworn and Tony Romano
– „The Host“ by Miranda Pennell
– „Lick in the Past“ by Laure Prouvost
– „Hallo Mabuse“ by Dietmar Brehm
– „Spectator“ by Mike Hoolhoom
– „The Ceremony“ by Lina Selander and Oscar Mangione