Antipodes International Film Festival, Saint-Tropez
The annual Antipodes International Film Festival is the largest film festival dedicated to Australian and New Zealand film in Europe. At the Renaissance cinema, in the heart of the legendary village of Saint-Tropez, you are invited to explore the world of young talent from the southern hemisphere, through a competition of short films, first features and independent films.
This year the program will feature “My First Summer“, a luminous exploration of a first love; “The Neon Across the Ocean“, a journey with Mandy, a 17-year-old Filipino Australian, in post-epidemic Melbourne; “Some Happy Day“, the radiant journey of a homeless woman; “The Big Kitty“, a joyful parody of American film noir from the 1940s; “The Furnace“, a journey through the desert by an Afghan camel driver; “High Ground“, an examination of the colonization of Australia; as well as a number of documentaries, film classics and a few surprises yet to be announced. The program also features an exhibition in the Salle Jean Despas.
The Antipodes Festival, which presents a Junior Antipodes section and a feature film competition (former jury members include Bryan Brown, Stéphane Audran, Anthony La Paglia, Tina Arena, Phillip Noyce, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Bruce Beresford, Julie Ferrier…), is a meeting place for industry professionals from France, Australia and New Zealand. Its aim is to promote the highly original cinema of the Antipodes, a surprising mix of high Hollywood entertainment and independent European art house with a sometimes a ferocious or a devastatingly funny edge.
Information on : www.festivaldesantipodes.com