The 2021 La Rochelle Festival presents its programming for the general public

L’amour blou, Elementary Particles and A French Affair will be unveiled from tomorrow.

The new edition of La Rochelle fiction festival will open from September 14 to 18 and will present 42 works to its audience this year, including 25 unpublished French works in official competition, 11 works in European competition and 6 works in foreign French-speaking competition. This edition will be framed by Guillaume de Tonquédec as president of the jury, and Mathieu Madénian as master of ceremonies.

Tuesday, September 14 will mark the launch of the festival and the programming reserved for professionals with the opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. and the event screening of the M6 ​​unit. I will go after my dreams At 20 o ‘clock. A TV movie carried by Samuel Allain Abitbol, ​​who is a carrier of Down’s syndrome, but also Camille Lou and Guillaume de Tonquédec. On Wednesday September 15 Canal + will present the first three episodes of the fiction at 8 p.m. Fuzzy love (from the film by Romane Bohringer and Philippe Rebbot). The next day, two event screenings will follow: the public will discover for the first time three episodes of Nona and her daughters (Nona and her daughters) by Arte at 6:45 p.m. (a series co-created by Valérie Donzelli and worn by Miou-Miou and Virginie Ledoyen) then A French affair (A French Case) of TF1, the channel offering the first two episodes of its investigation series at 9 p.m. On Friday 17th, France Télévisions will host the evening with two episodes of its series Elementary particles, directly taken from the novel by Michel Houellebecq, at 7:30 p.m. Finally, the festival will close on The invitation of OCS at 5 p.m., and of the awards ceremony at 8 p.m.

On this occasion, the jury, chaired by Guillaume de Tonquédec accompanied by Natalie Carter, Anne Charrier, Emmanuel Daucé, Lucas Gaudin, Éloïse Lang and Anaïde Rozam, will award 15 prizes among the 42 works offered throughout this 2021 fiction festival. .

A festival which, this year, after an edition reserved for the pros in 2020, opens again to the general public and begins its calendar with a jazz concert on Tuesday, September 14, followed by numerous screenings of the festival’s selection including those of I will go after my dreams Wednesday September 15 at 4.30 p.m. and from Fuzzy love Thursday 16 at 5 p.m.

In addition to these screenings, two “Hors les Murs” evenings will offer the public of Charente-Maritime the sessions of the TF1 unit. Ferrets, screened at CinéMathes in Les Mathes La Palmyre, and the first episode of the series I lied from France Télévisions to Apollo 8 in Rochefort. Open-air projections complete this edition, offering on the big screen Murders on the Frioul Islands September 15 and the last season of The Engaged – XAOC September 16.

Debates and round tables will feed into this double program, including a Grand Debate on creation and the audiovisual bing bang on Friday 17th, hosted by Marjorie Paillon in the presence of the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin. Discussions on the future of fiction, young creators and women in the media are also on the program.

Finally, fans of audiovisual series will be able to meet their favorite stars during five signing sessions by Fabienne Carat on September 15, and the teams of Such a great sun, More beautiful life, Tomorrow belongs to us and Here it all begins September 18.

The details of this edition, including its complete program and the precise title of the round tables, are available on the official festival website.

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