Michel Hazanavicius and Rachel Lang will be the two presidents of the competition of this new edition, the first in physics since 2019.
After a forced shutdown in 2020, les Arcs Film Festival opens on December 11 for its thirteenth edition, until December 18. With a program of nearly 120 European films, including 10 feature films and 24 shorts in official competition, this new edition will be “rich in twists”, and will bring its visitors back down “towards the valley on December 18 with dazzled eyes and heart swelling with optimism” according to Claude Duty, President of the Association Révélations Culturelles.
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Regarding the feature film competition, there is a jury chaired by Michel Hazanavicius. He will be accompanied by Camille, Tania de Montaigne, Laeticia Dosch, Eric Judor and Sidse Babett Knudsen. They will be responsible for choosing the winner of this edition among the 10 features in the selection.
On the short films side, the jury is chaired by Rachel Lang, and is completed by Hugo Becker, Sandor Funtek, Alma Jodorowsky, Samuel Prat, Christa Theret and Zoé Wittock. In all, 24 courts are selected.
In parallel with the competition, there are several major festival events, such as the selection Playtime or the one called Height. The Alpine region will also be entitled to its heyday with the Focus Alps season 1, focused on Switzerland, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and the alpine regions of Italy. At last, seven previews are planned, as well as seven special sessions.
Laurent Cantet (Between the walls) and Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and bone) will be the guests of honor of this new edition.