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Barbet Schroeder is the guest of honor of the festival. Through a complete retrospective of his work, Entrevues pays tribute to both his talent in filmmaking, from More (1969) to Calculs meurtriers (2002), and in producing (films of Eric Rohmer, Raoul Ruiz, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, etc.).
The festival brings also light to the films of the French filmmaker, critic and producer André S. Labarthe (in 9 screenings). And to the career of the French actress Stéphane Audran, in 13 films. But also to the contemporary Chineses filmmakers, such as Jia Zhang Ke. The traversale, one of our tradictional program, focuses in meteomorphosis in cinema.
Among the laureates of the international competition, Abdellatif Kechiche, won the Grand Prix du Jury, the Gérard Frot-Coutaz award and the Audience Feature Film award for L'Esquive, his second feature film.
Thomas Salvador, who came back for the third time in Belfort, received the Grand Prix for the Best Narrative short film for Petits pas, ex-aequo with La Nuit sera longue by Olivier Torres.
Nicolas Sornaga won the Leo Scheer award for Le Dernier des immobiles, his first feature film.
The Grand Prix for the Best Feature Documentary is given to Rafi Pitts for his film Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty. And the Grand Prix for the Best Short Documentary film is given to the French photographer and video artist Valérie Jouve, for her first film Grand Littoral.
Among the competitors: Arnaud des Pallières (Adieu), Andrew Jarecki (Capturing of the Friedmans), Jean-Claude Guiguet (Métamorphose), Hélier Cisterne (Dehors) and also Dominique Marchais (Lenz échappé).
You can read or download all the catalogues of the festival since 1986, here.
Many first films by young directors who are now renowned for their work were originally selected by Entrevues Belfort. Amongst the discovered directors were: Pedro Costa, Alain Guiraudie, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Jafar Panahi, Miguel Gomes, Rabah Ameur-Zaimèche, Leos Carax, Josh and Benny Safdie, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Radu Jude, Yousry Nasrallah, José Luis Guerin, Nicolas Pereda, Sergei Loznitsa, Kelly Reichardt, Raya Martin, Abdellatif Kechiche, Yorgos Lanthimos, Laurent Cantet, Serge Bozon, Claire Simon, Lars von Trier, Laurent Achard, Brillante Mendoza, David Gordon Green, Albert Serra, Darren Aronofsky, Gianfranco Rosi, Abderrahmane Sissako, Patric Chiha, Corneliu Porumboiu, Arnaud des Pallières or Tariq Teguia...