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Discovering the history and heritage of cinema through retrospectives on national cinematographies, tributes to major or little-known authors of cinema and thematic programming is one of the Festival's objectives.

Discover the tributes and retrospectives below.

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Mia Hansen-Løve

In the presence of Mia Hansen-Løve, Alice de Lencquesaing, Constance Rousseau, Melvil Poupaud and Jean-Michel Frodon

From Tout est pardonné (All is Forgiven) (2007) to Un beau matin (One Fine Morning) (2022), a look back at the lucent and melancholic work of Mia Hansen-Løve who connects to the universal through her sensitive generational portraits.
The Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers is proud to have supported her work from the outset, and are honoured that Mia Hansen-Løve will be President of the Jury at this 35th edition of the Festival!

Rodrigo Sorogoyen

In the presence of Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Vicky Luengo
Before the popular success of As bestas (The Beasts) this summer, and in the space of only six years, Rodrigo Sorogoyen directed four features and a TV series (Antidisturbios), making him a key director in contemporary Spanish cinema. His films tackle burning subjects such as corruption, police brutality and racism head on, creating universal stories rooted in a certain socially engaged cinema of the 1970s. He also takes on the challenge of changing registers (drama in Madre (Mother), horror in El doble) while remaining faithful to the exploration of characters living on the wire. Festival Premiers Plans is happy to hold the first retrospective of his work in France, with Rodrigo Sorogoyen in attendance.

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Sandrine Kiberlain

In the presence of Sandrine Kiberlain, Rebecca Marder and Frédéric Strauss
An essential figure in French cinema since the mid-1990s, as much at home in comedy as in drama, Sandrine Kiberlain will be the guest of Festival Premiers Plans.
She will be coming to present 6 screenings, all points of entry into her work as an actress, as well as Une jeune fille qui va bien (A Radiant Girl), her first film as a director.


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Femininspiration - Jeanne Moreau

In the presence of Julie Gayet, Delphine Gleize, Melvil Poupaud, Jérôme Clément and Jean-Claude Moireau
As part of Les Inspirantes, the Festival invites you to (re)discover the work Jeanne Moreau as a filmmaker.

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Double Take

In the presence of Lucile Hadzihalilovic, François Ozon, Manuel Chiche, Frédéric Mercier, Jean-Michel Frodon and Louis Mathieu
Characters who usurp identities, others who transform themselves, lookalikes, schizophrenics: all reasons that obsess the world of film and feed all different types of genres. A panorama of some particularly inspiring cinematographic doubles, an opportunity to rediscover some great classics, most of them in sumptuously restored copies!
The retrospective will also open up a space for commentary with presentations from critics and researchers.

Animation Today in Central Europe

Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary

For many years powerful and singular animated shorts have flowed out from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Mostly made in prestigious film schools (FAMU in Prague, MOME in Budapest and VŠMU in Bratislava), the films we are presenting are like no others. These shorts, award-winners from festivals around the world, including Angers, are grouped together in 3 programmes.