Category Events/Festivals

‘Passion Cinema’ Festival – 9 Days Of Acute Attention!


Autumn is also the return of the film festivals, and this is a time for everybody in and around Ajaccio to catch up on some of the latest and best films available.

This year, with Passion Cinema, we will be seeing no less than 10 ‘avant première’ arriving, which means Ajaccio will be viewing even before mainland France, a notable point all the same.

Now, which directors am I referring to here ?
let me give you a fair idea of what is installed for all: Woody Allen, Ken Loach, Sofia Coppola, Jeff Nichols, François Ozon, Asghar Farhadi, Wong KarWai, Ari Folman, Claire Simon, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Claire Denis,Thierry de Peretti, Anthony Chen and Jia Zhanghe – there are more of course, as this festival will be showing between twenty and thirty films all in all, without forgetting a ...

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The Nectar of ‘Mele in Festa’ – The Island’s Honey Fair takes place in Murzo

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The Fig Fair, held annually in Peri

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Take a cruise back in time … to the Middle Ages

Direction Levie (southern Corsica) –
(September 13th-15th, 2013)

total immersion for three days of discovering, following, and enjoying the Middle Ages, and where everybody participates – third edition this year –

isn’t that a bewitching idea ?

and remember, this weekend is European Heritage Days – open door weekend – so, explore !



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St Florent reverberates with Porto Latino!

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Just hearing the name prepares you to dream,  doesn’t it? Arriving in time to take a quick visit of the coastal town of St Florent (north of the island), which I hadn’t been to for a while, I admit – was on the agenda, and after viewing many of the changes that had taken place too – it’s flourishing and extremely welcoming. Expansion, structure and tuneful hues having taken over, one can very easily foresee or extend a definite halt. Wandering around admiring the quaint little streets, filled with summer tones and often tiny boutiques, opening out onto delightfully picturesque squares, where cafés invite you to repose for a while, filled with tanned, ‘sunhatted’ and ‘sunglassed’ visitors, requiring short or long spells of rest and shade, and quite regularly distinguished by the omnipre...

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