FRANCE SPAIN / CMCA partner of CineHorizontes


The 14th CineHorizontes, a festival of Spanish Film in Marseille, will be held from November 6th to 15th at the Cinéma Le Prado and in partner cinemas across the city and the PACA region. The programme includes the screening of some fifty films, mostly around themes of elsewhere, a window on the south and a tribute to Spanish film-maker Isabel Coixet who made most of her films in English.

The CMCA is a partner of the event, screening the documentary “Les Belles de Cadiz”. The film’s director, Sarah Benillouche will be present on Saturday, November 14th at the Le Prado cinema, as part of the closing night which will begin at 8:00pm with an awards ceremony.

In Cadiz, a city plagued with unemployment and property speculation, four actresses and their friends audition for a film about the Carnival. “Les Belles de Cadiz” is a humorous, politically incorrect documentary in which satirical verses about current affairs reveal a whole art of living by singing and protesting by laughing. The film was selected in the “Mediterranean Art, Heritage and Cultures” category at the 2009 PriMed.


A Tunisian with Jewish roots, Sarah Benillouche grew up in France. After studying literature, she travelled, made music, took pictures. Her films are about exile, identity, music, utopia, things which unite us and make us human. She has made “Sur un air andalou” – about the Arab-Andalusian musical heritage as an example of “coexistence” – and “Habiba Msika, L’Aimée de Tous”, using the legendary Tunisian singer Habiba Msika to look at the Arab-Jewish heritage, too often ignored.

CineHorizontes, the closing evening with a screening of Sarah Benillouche’s documentary “Les Belles de Cadix”, in her presence
Saturday November 14th at 8:00pm (Awards ceremony and screening) at the
Cinéma Le Prado
36, avenue du Prado, 13006 MARSEILLE
The complete CineHorizontes programme:


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