51st Visions du Réel
(17 April—2 May 2020)
51st Visions du Réel (17 April—2 May 2020), a first time completely online edition, was finished with success, bringing new formats, industry events and online meetings but keeping rigorous artistic standards to great line-up.
With sincere joy we announce acquisitions of two wonderful documentaries which had World premieres at Visions du Réel, Il Mio Corpo by Michele Pennetta, in International Feature Film Competition and Their Algeria by Lina Soualem, in Latitudes section.
Lina Soualem’s first feature, Leur Algérie/Their Algeria, is intimate story of her grandparents and the identity of Algerian immigrants in France after the Second World War.
…Lina Soualem successfully pieces together a moving documentary. A wonderful tribute to Aïcha and Mabrouk (who has since passed away), the film sheds a fair and down-to-earth light on the complexities behind an identity which appears to be plunged into nothingness, but which is actually firmly anchored in the emotional folds of time.Cineuropa
Awarded with Docs-in-Progress Prize at the Cannes Film Festival Market in 2019, the film is produced by Marie Balducchi for Agat Films & Cie and co-produced by Making of Films, Akka Films, Vidéo de Poche and Studio Obsidienne.
Authentic filmmaker, Michele Pennetta, in his third feature Il Mio Corpo/My Body leads us through Sicily, “..a rugged interior, the barren hills under the blazing sun, and the endless blue sea..”, Business Doc Europe.Impressive imagery, between fiction and reality tightly frames the main protagonists, Stanley and Oscar “united by their feeling of being rejected by the world, trapped in a futureless land where decisions were made for them,” Michele Pennetta, director.
Film is produced by Joëlle Bertossa & Flavia Zanon for Close Up Films together with Giovanni Pompili for Kino Produzioni and co-producers are, RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera and RAI Cinema.
Interview with Lina Soualem, Cineuropa
Reviews Il Mio Corpo, Cineuropa, Filmexplorer