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World Music – Special 34th edition of Africolor Festival from 18.11. until 24.12

For this 34th edition we welcome the emerging artist from Mali Maïmouna Soumbounou, Vladimir Cagnolari and artistic director Sébastien Lagrave. Maïmouna Soumbounou will take part in the traditional Mandinka Christmas on December 24th. To talk about Africolor, let’s leave the floor to Sébastien Lagrave with his editorial: The Monster Factory. The monster is the other; …

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Ile-de-France hip-hop at the Kalypso Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

For the 10th edition, 57 inventive and committed companies are invited to share their desire to tell the world, their passion for life and their joy of being together. This anniversary also marks the end of Mourad Merzouki’s 13-year tenure as head of the CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne. It is an opportunity to …

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The Venice Film Festival opens with Deneuve and Zelensky in the spotlight

The oldest of the film festivals, the Venice Film Festival, opened on the Lido on Wednesday evening. Catherine Deneuve as guest of honor and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as surprise guest marked the start of this 79th edition. Catherine Deneuve receiving her Golden Lion. [Marco Bertorello – AFP]At the Palais du Cinéma, which sits enthroned …

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79th Venice Film Festival: What you need to know about the famous Italian film festival

The Venice Film Festival begins on August 31st with an edition that promises attention: a rich program with 23 films in the running for the Golden Lion, the presence of a new generation of stars, French stars and among the guests of honor , one of the greatest French actresses . The red carpet of …

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Ignazio Cassis, folklore and a new king at the Federal Wrestling Festival

With pants fights, yodeling and Unspunnen stone throwing, the Swiss wrestling festival celebrated the “traditional values” of Switzerland this weekend in Pratteln (BL) in the presence of Ignazio Cassis. In terms of results, 25-year-old Joel Wicki from Lucerne emerged as the winner. As the winner of the Bernese Matthias Aschwanden in the final round, Joel …

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In Douarnenez, the film festival promises escape to Switzerland

It is a country “very close and quite exotic” that is therefore in the spotlight until August 27 in Douarnenez. This is how the director of the film festival, Christian Ryo, described Switzerland and returned to the choice of this host country for this 44th edition, which surprised more than one. “We show a different …

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Filmmaker Douglas Sirk honored at the 75th Locarno Film Festival

This year’s major retrospective at the Locarno International Film Festival is dedicated to the German filmmaker Douglas Sirk, the undisputed master of Hollywood melodrama, who died in Lugano 35 years ago. There are around forty films to discover until August 13th. Did you say melodrama? Those “women’s films” with love stories that are as unbelievable …

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