Every year in early July, FIDMarseille (Festival International de Cinéma de Marseille), directed by Jean-Pierre Rehm, offers a programme of 150 films to nearly 25,000 spectators in cinemas, theatres, libraries, art galleries and outdoor amphitheatres across Marseille. The festival presents a large number of documentary films as well as dramas.
FIDMarseille includes FIDLab, giving support to international co-productions, and FIDCampus, a training centre for international students.
Several Mediterranean films (in addition to French films) are presented this year:
In the first film competition we find:
– a British-Maltese co-production, Peter Sant’s “Of time and the sea” (also in the international competition and the competition sponsored by the Groupement National des Cinémas de Recherche)
-Toni Geitani’s Lebanese “La Disparition de Goya”
– Gaetano Liberti’s Bosniac-Italian film “J” (also in the international competition)
In the international competition there are also:
– “Roi Soleil”, a Spanish-Portuguese film by Albert Serra
– “Summerhouse” by Damir Cucic, a Croatian production
The Groupement National des Cinémas de Recherche category also includes Evangelia Kranioti’s Franco-Greek film, “Obscurro Barroco”.
Source : Festival website