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For the latest edition of Travelling, we set down our bags in one of Scandinavia's least-known countries: Norway. Get a glimpse of the country's rich cinematographic heritage, from the capital city of Oslo and beyond. Navigate between the constantly evolving urban scene and the wide open spaces of sea and light that imbue the country's stories and aesthetics. Explore icy images and fiery temperaments. Discover film that vibrates with pure emotion. We present for you a kaleidoscope of films, the products of rising talents from a rich and enduring culture. Among the most notable: Joachim Trier's moving Oslo, August 31st, Anja Breien's Wives, Brent Hammer's 1001 grammes (preview screening), Isham Zaman's Before Snowfall and A Letter to the King (preview screening), Jens Lien's Sons of Norway, and Eksil Vogt's Blind (preview screening). We'll also catch a glimpse of the Sami people and the remarkable creativity of Norwegian television series with Eyewitness, J. E. Larsen 's crime film treating social issues, and C. A. Mosli's thriller Mammon. In partnership with the Forum des Images in Paris.
Travelling devotes its new and eclectic program Urba[Ciné] to the representation of the city in film. We will present preview screenings of select feature-length films, and host a competition for the best contemporary Francophone short film.
The Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage joins Clair Obscur once again. Following the restoration of the films of Jacques Demy, Jacques Tati, Pierre Etaix and Georges Méliès, The Technicolor Foundation and his partners have renewed their joint effort to restore yet another masterpiece of world cinema: Vittorio De Sica's Marriage Italian Style. Join Travelling for this exclusive showing.
Travelling is pleased to work with the inseparable duo Musique & Cinéma and offers three ciné-concerts as well as a cinema class with La Terre Tremble !!! on their show Tom & Jerry. In partnership with Films en Bretagne.
Junior and its competition The Golden Elephant takes youngsters on board alongside the Vikings. Get ready for adventures and conquests! We've gathered a selection our favorite films with our youngest audiences in mind, including a special ciné-concert just for them.
The Festival's segment Westward! presents a rich selection of film and audiovisual productions. Screenings, workshops, and meet-and-greets with professionals will be held throughout the festival. Professionals will have the opportunity to undergo training and exchange with the public, and audiences will be invited to discover a wide variety of creative productions. We'll hand over the reins to the Rennes-based organization Vivement Lundi ! for their showcase. Heritage will not be forgotten: Travelling will pay tribute to the genius of director Jean Epstein. There will be screenings of four films, two of which are from the archives of Ouest-France, a regional daily newspaper.
Clair Obscur has always demonstrated a strong interest in new developments in cinema. Not only have we established the Pocket Films Prize - Travelling, but we have also developed workshops that examine issues in digital technology, with topics such film criticism on the Internet and the Mashup Table, which encourages learning through the use of tactile surfaces.
Travelling is also the grand finale of Clair Obscur's year-long awareness raising campaign to foster curiosity and critical reasoning. The Festival Around Town and trainings will be on the program.