History has its festival

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Until Sunday in Plaisance-du-Touch, the International Festival of Historical Fiction Films (FIFFH) puts in competition eight films which are interested in History and those who make it

At the crossroads of the passions of cinema and history, the International Festival of Historical Fiction Films (FIFFH) is aimed at the general public and the school world (with numerous school screenings and dedicated workshops) by addressing the major questions historical and societal issues. The 2022 edition, started last night with the screening of the film “Our brothers” by Rachid Bougchareb, on the death of Malik Oussekine, is devoted this year to women combatants in History. Eight films, almost all presented in previews, are in feature film competition for Prizes awarded by the public and by schoolchildren. Many guests – actors, directors – who will present the films are also expected. Two films in competition are on view this Thursday. At 6:30 p.m., “The Story of Annette Zelman” which will be screened in the presence of its director Philippe Le Guay and actors Ilona Bachelier Vassili Schneider. Paris in 1942. Annette 20 years old, loves Jean But Annette is Jewish, Jean Catholic. Upset at the idea that their only son is marrying a Jewess, Jean’s parents denounce her to the Gestapo… At 9 p.m. the film will be shown “The Harkis” by Philippe Faucon (screening in the presence of actor Yannick Choirat) ) . At the beginning of the 1960s, the war in Algeria continued. Salah, Kaddour and other destitute young Algerians join the French army as harkis. . The outcome of the conflict suggests the imminent independence of Algeria. The fate of the harkis seems very uncertain… Lieutenant Pascal opposes his hierarchy to obtain the repatriation to France of all the men of his unit…

Sandrine Alexi mistress of ceremonies

Friday, three films or nothing. 15 hours, “The suffragettes” by Sarah Gavron

Portrayed by Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep. At the beginning of the last century, in England, women of all walks of life fought for the right to vote. It is their story. .

At 6:30 p.m. “Charlotte” (screening in the presence of director Eric Warin). This animated film is a biopic that tells the life of Charlotte Salomon, a young German Jewish painter, whose fate changes on the eve of the Second World War. “Colors of Fire”. film by Clovis Cornillac adapted from the novel by Pierre Lemaitre, interpreted by Léa Drucker, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alice Isaaz. February 1927. After the death of Marcel Péricourt, his daughter, Madeleine, is to take over the financial empire of which she is the heir. But she has a son, Paul, who with an unexpected and tragic gesture will place her on the path to ruin and downgrading…

Two films to end this competition, Saturday before the closing evening which will take place at 7 p.m., still at Espace Monestié. At 2:30 p.m. “Pomaré, the last queen of Tahiti”. In Tahiti, a law stipulated that only men could become kings. The film tells the true story of Aïmata Pomaré who broke this law. And reigned 50 years (screening in the presence of Bernard le Coq and Terence Telle) And to finish at 5 p.m., in style “Bodice” Marie Kreutzer interpreted by Vicky Krieps. The subject ? The mythical Sissi Empress of Austria, famous for breaking conventions… Note that on Saturday Ludivine Sagnier, Stanislas Merhar and Sofia Lesaffre will be present at the festival for the closing ceremony which will have Sandrine Alexi as mistress of ceremony

FIFFH from September 21 to 24, 2022 at Espace Monestié in Plaisance-du-Touch. Onyx Room & Cinema Ciné Arts Plaisance

History has its festival