Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is delighted to host French film director, Pierre Filmon for a 2-day screening of his films, a documentary Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond and feature film Long Time No See.
Filmon’s work has been nominated for the Camera D’Or by Cannes and his films have been presented at festivals across the world.
The film screenings will be presented by renowned French actress Marianne Borgo in the presence of cultural attaché Institut Français, Juliette Grandmont.
Filmon's flair for film-making promises to keep you intensely involved and entangled in the ambiguities of the lives of his protagonists and the relationships that unfold.
Saturday | 13 March 2021 | 7.00 pm
Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond (2016)
Cast: John Travolta, Isabelle Huppert, John Boorman, Peter Fonda
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins
Premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in the Official Selection, this documentary explores the life and artistry of one of the virtuoso founding fathers of contemporary cinematography, the Hungarian-born neorealist Vilmos Zsigmond.
Watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98nskf2ih0Y
Sunday | 14 March 2021 | 7.00 pm
Long Time No See (2019)
Cast: Laëtitia Eïdo, Pierre Rochefort, Ronald Guttman, Estéban, Alexia Séféroglou, Farid Cherchari
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins
Shot in just 5 days, this film was recently screened during IFFI under the World Panorama section. It is about two people who, though for a brief time, were intensely in love in the past and quite unexpectedly, meet at a railway station after nine years and have only 80 minutes to spare.
Watch trailer here: https://youtu.be/RPRwll7nPdU
The film screening is in collaboration with Alliance Francaise and Institut Francais.
For more details and to register, please call us on 0832-2421311 or email us on email@example.com
Born in France, Pierre Filmon is a fiction and documentary director, screenwriter, producer and distributor, known for Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond (2016), Papa est mort (2014) and Le silence, d’abord (2003). A long-standing member of the Cinemathèque Française, Filmon graduated in screenwriting from La Femis and has worked with Academy Award winner Budd Schulberg on the screenplay for A Dream Last Night. He served as a jury member at the Vilmos Zsigmond Film Festival in Széged (Hungary), The Documentary Festival in Valenciennes (France), and the Cannes Film Festival for the Volcano Prize of the Official Competition in 2017. Filmon is currently in post-production of his fifth short film called MASQUE À MAMAN (13mn), with Firmine Richard, Jean-Pierre Castaldi and Pierre Rochefort. He now wishes to develop film projects with India.