Florence November 3rd - 10th 2018

International documentary film festival

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  • La Ligne de partage des eaux

    France 2013 108'
    Directed by: Dominique Marchais

    Along the Loire, the film-maker meets farmers and scholars, writers and urban planners. They discuss the transformation, vitality, and suffering of the landscape of the French countryside. The river that joins the dots of the itinerary becomes the metaphor of a flow of bodies, words, and places, pieced together through the editing to create a both real and mental landscape – the locus of politics.


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    2018 Wednesday, November 7th, Istituto Francese, 6:30pm

  • Landscape and Politics – Masterclass di Dominique Marchais


    On the occasion of the retrospective "The Living Landscape: the Cinema of Dominique Marchais" at the 59th Festival dei Popoli.


    “I discovered the countryside during my childhood: the landscapes and the habits, the cows and the poultry, the hunting, the rhythm of seasons dictated by agriculture. Then the landscape has changed: new people have arrived and new buildings have been built. In trying to face the grief for this changes I shoot in different parts of Europe, while the changes were taking place, in order to understand what happened to us.” (D. Marchais)


    Moderator: Daniele Dottorini


    English Language




    2018 Wednesday, November 7th - Istituto Francese - ore 11:00 am - Free Entrance

  • Le temps des grâces

    France 2009 123'
    Directed by: Dominique Marchais

    This film is structured like a journey through the mysteries of the French rural landscape. Various characters talk to us describing those lands, pointing out their complex and at times conflicting qualities, the conservation of tradition, and the destructive wave of modernity. A journey that depicts a compelling problem but also the magic of the landscape.


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    2018 Tuesday, November 6th, Istituto Francese, 6:00pm

  • Nul homme n’est une île
    No Man is an Island

    France 2017 96'
    Directed by: Dominique Marchais

    A film that constructs an ideal territory, made of places that belong to Europe and, at the same time, outline a different idea of Europe, from Sicily to Switzerland, to Austria. In these spaces, you experience a different relationship with the territory; you can experiment another way of making and being a community; and, as always happens with the cinema of Marchais, characters tell their story and the landscape in which they are immersed, which allows us to see it as a wonderful utopia.


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    2018 Thursday, November 8th, La Compagnia, 6:30pm

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