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Sport and cinema

Other films, to be announced shortly, will complete this retrospective.

In 2024, the year of the Olympics, Premiers Plans gets down to sport!

The first Olympic Games of the modern era took place in 1896, just a few months after the invention of cinema. Next January, the Festival will be highlighting the links that unite sport and cinema through some twenty films from all horizons (shorts and features, fiction, documentaries, animation) showing different facets of sport in various iconic disciplines (soccer, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, ice hockey, rugby, skateboarding...).

Feature films
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Tony Richardson United Kingdom 1962 1h44
Breaking Away Peter Yates United States 1979 1h41
Raging Bull Martin Scorsese United States 1980 2h09
Ali Michael Mann United States 2001 2h37
Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow China / 2001 1h53
Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chadha United Kingdom / Germany / United States 2002 1h52
Des épaules solides Ursula Meier Switzerland / France / Belgium 2003 1h35
Afsaid Jafar Panahi Iran 2006 1h33
This Ain't California Marten Persiel Germany 2012 1h40
Red Army Gabe Polsky United States / Russia 2014 1h24
The Program Stephen Frears United Kingdom / United States / France 2015 1h39
Mercenaire Sacha Wolff France 2016 1h43
The Rider Chloé Zhao United States 2017 1h44
Slalom Charlène Favier France / Belgium 2020 1h32
Le Sommet des dieux Patrick Imbert France / Luxembourg 2021 1h35
Olga Elie Grappe Switzerland / France / Ukraine 2021 1h25

Cine-concert: On your marks, get set, burlesques!

In partnership with Printemps des Orgues

As in the days of silent cinema, when hucksters, noisemakers and musicians accompanied the films, Swiss organist Guy-Baptiste Jaccottet improvises the musical score of 2 short films and surprise extracts on the Hybrid Organ in Angers.

The Champion Charlie Chaplin United States 1915 31mn
The High Sign Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton United States 1921 20mn

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