For its 30th edition the Rencontres de Cannes (Cannes Cinema Encounters) – November 20-26 2017 – has chosen to explore the sometimes painful but precious paths of freedom in all its forms: freedom recovered, freedom confiscated, furtive freedom, freedom of the artist, freedom of the press, freedom of expression, truth as freedom, the aspiration to freedom of a generation, … through thematic programming made up of retrospectives, recent films and previews.
A cinema festival with debates
Unlike its bigger sister, this is a cinema festival that focuses very much on getting people to debate what they have just seen. Through talks, encounters and workshop, it aims at making the audiences active participants. The festival is widely recognized for the high level of debate.
Guests this year include Marc Degain, Daniel Prévost, Laurent Delmas, Marie-Josée Nat, Serge Rezvani, Bernard de La Villardiere, Bob Swaim, Arthur Dupont, Gérard Pana and Tcheki Karyo.
Opening night: November 20 2017
Full details can be found at the Cannes-Cinema website.