As part of the integration in November 2021 of Cannes into the global network of “UNESCO Creative Cities”, the Literary Cannes Meetings (18 and 19 November), Cinematographic (21 to 27 November), Contemporary Art (29 and 30 November) and debates (December 2 and 3) honor Senegalese artists this year.
It is one of the highlights of the cultural year in Cannes. Scheduled from November 18 to December 3them Cannes Meetings are divided into four parts: literary meetings (18 and 19 November), cinematographic (21 to 27 November), contemporary art (29 and 30 November) and debates (2 and 3 December). Organized by the municipality, these mostly free meetings are an opportunity for the public to discover different artistic disciplines and meet authors, publishers, philosophers, actors, directors during intellectual and artistic exchanges.
It should be noted this year, as part of the integration in November 2021 of Cannes into the global network of “UNESCO Creative Cities” in the “film” category, that the Town Hall of Cannes is honoring Senegalese artists. The objective: to promote creativity and encourage the exchange of know-how in the cinema and audiovisual sector between Cannes and Dakar. Thus, this 9th edition of the Rencontres is placed under the artistic co-direction ofAngele Diabangscreenwriter, director and producer of Senegalese cinema.
The Literary Meetings of Cannes: November 18 and 19 at the Médiathèque Noailles and at the Georges Méliès University Campus
- The Gallimard and Présences Africaines editions are represented by the authors Marie Ndiaye and Ken Bugul, both Senegalese writers, Joffrine Donnadieu and Jean-Marie Laclavetine. Readings with students from the Regional School of Actors of Cannes-Marseille (ERACM) and signing sessions around an ephemeral bookstore will punctuate the interviews with these authors. In addition, the author Ken Bugul is present with Suzanne Diop, director of the Présences Africaines editions, in the continuity of the events of the Cannes-Dakar partnership.
Cinematographic Encounters : from November 21 to 27, Espace Miramar, Théâtre de la Licorne, Cinema les Arcades, Cineum Cannes, Cinétoile Rocheville and Cannet Toiles.
- On the program, more than 30 films in preview including international feature films, documentaries, retrospectives, etc., for a film festival open to all! Most sessions are followed by meetings with professionals. This year, the writer Douglas Kennedy chairs the jury.
Contemporary Art Meetings: November 29 and 30 at the Center d’Art La Malmaison
- The history of Malmaison will be traced, from its construction adjoining the Grand Hôtel to its present as an art center and its links with the Cannes Film Festival. The Pôle d’Art Contemporain also honors the work of Serigne Ibrahima Dieye, a Senegalese artist, who is exhibiting for the first time in France at the Suquet des Artistes from January 2023.
Debate Meetings: December 2 and 3 at Espace Miramar
- Organized this year by the Cannes University association, they address the theme of Justice. On the program: exchanges around a documentary, conferences and round tables, and specialists who expose their vision on the meaning of justice today. Selly Ba, doctor in sociology, intervenes within the framework of the Cannes-Dakar partnership, on the theme Building links of equality at the social level, guarantee of justice between men and women.