The Grown-Ups, directed by Maite Alerdi
Family, families, traditional or new, are on the program of the 48th edition of Visions du Réel, Festival International de Cinéma Nyon, from 21-29 April 2017. Among the documentary films selected, a theme stands out: the notion of family, in particular, “new families.” The result of a show of solidarity bringing strength and hope, these arise when we are faced with a challenge, a change in environment or place, or a crisis. A total of 179 films from 55 countries, including 105 world premieres and 25 international premieres, will take the audience on a journey. Swiss film will also be honored with no fewer than 36 films selected.
Luciano Barisone has traveled the world with his selection committee and is now just a month away from the seventh edition of the Festival. For his final outing as Artistic Director, he offers festival-goers a snapshot of the state of the world, a “face of the world.” What guided him in the selection? A rather unusual leitmotiv: “Love for humanity and for the world inspired every single step that you will be able to follow in this edition of Visions du Réel”, he says.
Encordée, directed by Frédéric Favre
When confronted by a challenge or difficulty, a united community, strengthened by a feeling of belonging, forms or consolidates naturally — enabling beings to survive, to support each other and to cope. This is family and, by extension, the “new family.”
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