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La Semaine de la Critique all over the world for its 50th edition

In May, La Semaine de la Critique will celebrate its 50th year. Since 1962, La Semaine de la Critique has been unwavering in its dedication to discovering new talent through showcasing directors’ first and second feature films from all over the world. This anniversary gives us the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to all of the filmmakers who made their debuts with us.

All around the world, Festivals and Cinemas have agreed to help celebrate our 50 years of discovery, by presenting tribute series or retrospectives of important films originally selected by La Semaine de la Critique.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will kick-off our “tour” beginning March 18th through March 25th followed by over ten different countries who will host subsequent tribute screenings, including;

MUBI (a VOD website) will take part of event by programming some films selected at La Semaine de la Critique over the last 20 years. These films will be available from May 12th all over the world on

In collaboration with the French Film &TV Office of the French Consulate of Los Angeles, the cultural services of the French Embassy in New York and the General Consulate of France in Rio de Janeiro.

Thierry Frémaux and Maelle Arnaud from the Institut Lumiere, Jean-François Rauger and Jean-Christophe Mikhailoff from La Cinémathèque française , Dominique Landron and Lydie Mattei from La Cinémathèque de Corse, Sylvie Pras, Prune Engler and Sophie Mirouze from le Festival International du Film de La Rochelle, Ian Birnie and Bernardo Rondeau from Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Matthieu Fournet from the French Film & TV Office of the Consulate of France in Los Angeles, Muriel Guidoni from the cultural departments of the french embassy in New York, Brigitte Veyne et Camille Lebon from the General Consulate of France in Rio de Janeiro, Nicole Gillet et Hervé Le Phuez from le Festival du Film Francophone de Namur, Srinivasan Narayanan from the International Film Festival of Mumbai, Victor Silangkorn from the World Film Festival of Bangkok, Sean Egan and Roy Rajendra from The Museum of Modern Art, Edgar Saba and Alicia Morales from Lima Festival, Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Hania Mroue from Cinema Metropolis, Hengameh Panahi and Anne-Sophie Lehec from Mubi.


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