By Justine Montauban
updated on 15 Nov 22 at 18:23
From Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 November 2022the Mayenne association Atmospheres 53 organize the 13e edition of Forensic Film Festival. The event is organized in partnership with the departmental council for access to law, the Laval bar, the tribunal de grande instance and the law university of Le Mans.
“From an early age, it is important to raise awareness of the ins and outs of justice and law.”
An extra day
“This year, the festival goes from three to four days, indicates Noé Lignel, coordinator of the festival. The programming committee, made up of justice and cinema professionals, has selected six international films: five will be screened at the Cinéville de Laval and one at the Trianon, in Bourgneuf-la-Forêt. »
The award-winning film Saint Omer in preview
Among the selection, the highly anticipated Saint Omer which will be presented at the opening of the festival on Wednesday November 16 and in national preview. “This film returns to the trial of Laurence Coly, accused of having killed her daughter”, relates Noé Lignel. A film which won an award at the Venice Film Festival and which is in the running for the 2022 Oscars. “We hope that the director Alice Diop will be able to be present, but she is very much in demand. »
Interventions by justice and cinema professionals
The theme of school bullying will also be at the heart of the festival with the screening of the film A world by Laura Wandel, Friday, November 18. Another current topic, the uberization of work and how the law frames it or not, with the film Sorry we missed you who will spend Saturday, November 19 at Bourgneuf-la-Forêt.
Sunshine shadows, which will be screened in the presence of its director Mehrdad Oskouei, will plunge the viewer into the prison world. Other films on the program: The Insult which relates a trial in Lebanon and Tehran Law which follows the hunt of police against drug traffickers.
Each film will be followed by the intervention of professionals from the cinema or the justice system who will shed their light and answer the questions of the spectators.
1,000 schoolchildren registered
At the same time, the festival organizes five screenings for schoolchildren. “1,000 college and high school students from the department are registered against 500 last year, welcomes Denis Waleckx, academic director of Mayenne. This event contributes to the civic journey of the students. »
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