New World View: France

Vive la nouvelle génération! This year we’re offering young French cinema a dedicted platform. A peek behind the façade of the passionate and sometimes polemic debate with regard to the quality of French film reveals an incredibly multifaceted, ever-renewing cinema that grates creatively against its filmmaking heritage, and one that is able to challenge established narrative patterns with an enduring spirit of innovation. Characterised by a love of experimentation and an impressive narrative urgency, the cinema of the most recent generation of filmmakers exhibits maximal diversity, in terms of both content and style. This selection of films opens up new horizons by offering a panorama of the many new developments to come out of Europe’s cinema stronghold.