60th Film Festival organised by the Ciné-Rencontres

From the 15th to the 23rd July 2019 in Prades 

At the crossroads between repertory and unreleased cinema, over 8 days the festival gathers cinema talents and the public around “carte blanches”, a selection of films based on guests, Festival de Cannes previews and unreleases, short films and regional cinema competitions. 

During a world premiere, the Ciné-Rencontres will also project the film: "Casals, la força d'un Silenci", directed by Manuel Huerga and of which many scenes were shot in Prades. Programmed during the closing evening, this Catalan television feature film will be the perfect opportunity to hand over the reins to the International Pau Casals Festival, which, from the 24th of July to the 13th of August constitutes one of the other highlights of Conflent's cultural summer.

Also programmed: previews, the 9th short film prize "Prix Bernard Jubard", young audience screenings, poster exhibition and associative meals shared in the Hostalrich hotel's gardens "relaxation for movie lovers".

Information: Cinema Le Lido + 33 (0) 4 68 05 20 47-www.cine-rencontre.org-infos@cine-rencontres.org 

History 

Since its creation in 1959 under the aegis of René Clair and Pablo Casals-Honorary presidents-the festival has offered to movie lovers from all over France as well as the Catalan public, directors' or actors' retrospectives or themes. The international film Encounters became the Ciné-Rencontres in 1996.

The International Prades Film Festival was created in 1959, making it the oldest film festival in France after Cannes. Throughout its history, the festival has remained faithful to a certain idea of cinema and a way of showing it. In a friendly setting, at the foot of Mount Canigou, the Catalans' sacred mountain, the festival has welcomed more than 1200 prestigious guests and seen more than 180 000 festival-goers pass by during the 3rd week of July.

The main objective of Prades’ Festival is to always work towards better diffusion and accessibility to author's films, with the accompaniment of works by their directors, and in the presence of actors, producers, critics ... to promote young filmmakers, to make meetings between the public and film professionals possible and to encourage such transmission in a spirit of conviviality and proximity that is dear to our sponsorship committee chaired by director Robert Guédiguian.

The following renowned actors and directors have been to Prades ...

François Truffaut, Roman Polanski, Joseph Losey, Marguerite Duras, Bernadette Lam, Fabrice Luchini, André Dussolier, Chantal Ackerman, Louis Malle, Michel DeVille, Bernardo Bertolucci, Raoul Ruiz, Jeanne Brune, Bertrand Tavernier, Robert Guediguian, Ariane Ascaride, Solveig Anspach, Sandrine Bonne, Patrice Leconte, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Mamad Haghighat, Claire Denis, Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Jane Birkin, Michel Piccoli, Lucas Belvaux, Dominique Blanc, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Michel Cement , Denis LAVANT ... and a range of films ranging from heritage masterpieces, to unpublished films often presented as previews.

Prades' "Ciné Rencontres" is a place and a moment of passage, passage of experiences, of filmmakers and spectators, and passing of relays ...