‘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 selection for children and including an evening dedicated to the mountains.

You may be interested to hear that Josée Van Mol and Cathie Lipszyc from Amnesty International will be attending the festival this year (‘Just The Wind’), along with various directors, journalists, actors and musicians.
A majority have been viewed at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where respectively they have been honoured.

Personally a fervant film-fan, what I delight in here is the fact that at any time of the day (when free), you can drop in and view whatever you like, as this starts at 9.00am running through until late evening. Particularly looking forward to Jimmy P (with Benicio Del Toro), and Blue Jasmine (with Cate Blanchett), but here again, my list is long! but, I must also add The Bling Ring (Katie Chang).

Programmes are available for all beforehand, so you can choose and decide well in advance too.
Again, I choose a quote from Fellini  here: “There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. ”

I, for one, certainly know where I will be when time permits, over the next nine days !


Photo credit: Ciné 2000

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