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Films Femmes Méditerranée returns to cinema theatres for its 16th Encounters' edition In Marseille and in the region
From 20 to 25 November 2021

 Films Femmes Méditerranée is back in force with screenings in Marseille, Hyères, Forcalquier, Cucuron and Port-de-Bouc.

On show, 17 feature films, including 10 fictions and 7 documentaries, plus 9 short films. This rich programme will take us on a journey to the heart of the Mediterranean region and beyond, with meetings with directors and film professionals, screenings for young audiences, previews and new films. Italy, Lebanon, Greece, Egypt, Algeria, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, France, Slovenia, Iran and Brazil will be featured.

This 16th edition focuses on memory and the search for identity: drawing on our origins to imagine a bright future.

Some highlights: First, a tribute to Afghan women artists at the 1/7 district town hall in Marseille on 20 November, in partnership with Arte. The screening of the film L'Orphelinat, by filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat, will be followed by a debate on the theme "Afghan women at the risk of freedom". Then, a film direction lesson by Greek director Angeliki Antoniou at the Vidéodrome on 23 November. After that, a tribute to Italian director and photographer Cecilia Mangini. Finally, an exceptional closing day on Thursday 25 November at the Variétés theatre, with the screening of Memory Box in the presence of Lebanese directors Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas, the awarding of ActuElles France 24's documentary prize and, with the support of the South Region, the world premiere screening of L'homme qui a vendu sa peau, in the presence of Tunisian director Khaouter Ben Hania.

In this period of crisis and upheaval, FFM promotes and honours resilient women in Afghanistan as well as elsewhere around the Mediterranean region and throughout the world. This resistance is reflected in the nature of the theme chosen: searching for the past in order to repair it, to build a better future and to forge links between generations.


*** Note that this year, tickets will be free for people under 26, students and job seekers.