TUNISIA / 4th “Cinéma au Musée”

The fourth “Cinéma au Musée” took place between September 13th to 16th at the Archaeological Museum in Sousse. Tunisian and foreign films were screened, with audiences able to enjoy them for free.

The festival is run by Mohamed Challouf, chairman of “Afrique-Méditerranée”. The Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image is one of the event’s partners, together with Tunisia’s Heritage Enhancement and Cultural Promotion Agency and the regional Cultural Affairs delegation. Other partners include the Italian Cultural Institute and the Milan Cinémathèque, which enabled images of Hédhili Chaouach and Alain Midy’s film “Et pourtant” to be returned to the Sousse Cinémathèque.

There were screenings of many Tunisian short films which make up a major part of the national film heritage, some made in Tunisia, others made by Tunisians abroad. Several major international films were also shown, including Yilmay Güney’s Turkish-Swiss co-production “Yol”, winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1982. There were also screenings of several heritage masterpieces which were shown in 2017 and 2018 in the “Cannes Classics” section of the French film festival.

There was also a film-concert and a screening using a Westrex 35mm carbon arc projector, used in all cinemas until the 1960’s.

Source: Huffpost Maghreb

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