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The Premiers Plans Festival is partnering with the Forum des images and LaCinetek to pay tribute to Chantal Akerman.
The tributes to Federico Fellini and Christian Petzold will take place in Angers and to several cinemas in the suburbs, the department and the whole Pays de la Loire region from February to August 2021.
The theme Escape will be presented to the public during the 2022 edition of the Festival. From January25th to February 24th 2021, several fims byAkerman, Fellini and about the escape will be available online with LaCinetek, with a Pass-Festival.

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Chantal Akerman

In the middle of the 1970s, a young woman from Brussels called Chantal Akerman made a series of seminal films, on the borderline between essays and self-fiction. Each is different from the other through the use of individual directing styles producing works which are as conceptual as they are visceral, and which have been a constant source of inspiration for other filmmakers (Gus Van Sant, Todd Haynes).

The tribute to Chantal Akerman will also be programmed during the first half of the year, in the presence of Claire Atherton, Céline Brouwez, Aurore Clément, Alice Leroy, Sandrine Rinaldi, Sylvie Testud, Christophe Honoré, Stanislas Merhar, Alexandre Moussa, Jean-Michel Frodon and Dominique Païni.


Federico Fellini

100 years after the birth of Federico Fellini, a look back at around 10 films from the Italian maestro, each one of which, in their own way, reflects the evolution of an oeuvre with narratives that are as decadent as they are joyous and whose trajectory gradually moves away from neorealism towards the acceptance of the dream and the imaginary as tangible components of our reality.
Several films by Fellini will be presented over the coming months at the 400 Coups for audiences and schools. This program will be completed by an online selection proposed by LaCinetek.
In collaboration with the Bologna Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival and the Cineteca di Bologna.


Christian Petzold

Since the end of the 1990s, Christian Petzold has endeavoured to peel back the layers to reveal reunified contemporary Germany. Most of his fictions have gradually gone back in time to explore the sources of the traumas of his country. His latest film, Undine, is a variation around myth which both renews and continues his cinema.
A date will be given for the tribute to Christian Petzold once details of his visit to Angers hahaves been finalised.


From escaping prisoners to Thelma & Louise’s wild and liberating road trip, Escape is a cycle of films which breaks shackles, opens the mind and frees from dark influences. Fifteen films connected by a lust for life which cannot be contained!
This theme will be presented to the public during the 2022 edition of the Festival. In the meantime, some films will be available online with LaCinetek.