International Competition : The Feature films

Bienvenue à Madagascar

Franssou Prenant

2015
France
1h42
Documentary
Col.
with english subtitles

CINÉ+ DISTRIBUTION SUPPORT AWARD
EUROCKS ONE+ONE AWARD

Franssou Prenant’s voice, followed by that of others—voices of various ages, tones, and accents. The voices succeed one another and sometimes they mingle, yet they are never embodied by beings on the screen. We are here in the presence of a polyphony, whose enunciator is Algiers. This urban choir creates a dialogue with images filmed in Super 8, as a form of visual note-taking, which releases a deep sensuality and denotes the director’s great familiarity with the place. Words, sounds, and images create a complex network of gaps and connections. Bienvenue à Madagascar calls for a dreamy and lucid exploration through the temporalities of a city in which History, its disillusioned utopias and its wounds come to light. Some of those wounds are still gaping, while others are opened today.
(Arnaud Hée)

Filmmaker working on Super 8–L’Escale de Guinée (1987), Paris, mon petit corps est bien las de ce grand monde (2000) or Sous le ciel lumineux de son pays natal (2002), Franssou Prenant has also been a scriptwriter, actress and editor for Raymond Depardon, Romain Goupil or Jacques Kébadian. Bienvenue à Madagascar is her 3rd feature film. 

Screenplay
Franssou Prenant
Photography
Franssou Prenant
Sound
Franssou Prenant, Jérôme Ayasse, Myriam René
Production
Survivance et Vie des Hauts production - Sophie de Hijes

CONTACT :

Sophie de Hijes

Sophie.dehijes@gmail.com

 

The film is selected for the Eurocks One+One award.

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The international competition is open to :

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature films (60 minutes and over)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd short and medium length films (less than 60 minutes)
  • without distinction of genre : fiction, essay, animation and documentary of creation (films produced for television - shows, television magazines, news coverage - are not eligible)
  • completed after the 1st of September 2021 and having not been commercially released in France (except for short films, which may have been broadcasted on local or specialty channel, exclusively).

Submissions are open until July 31st, 2022.
The decisions of the selection committee will be given y email mid-October, 2022.

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2015 Competition