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Friday, December 15, 2023

  • 6:00 PM
    7:36 PM
    Bloody Marie
    Focus Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Screening in presence of the director Hakim Bougheraba and the cast members Walid Ben Amar, Lahcène Amari, Anthony Pinheiro and Arrilès Amrani.
  • 8:00 PM
    10:26 PM
    Les SEGPA au ski
    Preview Le Coeur d'Or 2
  • Saturday, December 16, 2023

    10:30 AM
    11:55 AM
    Kina & Yuk : renards de la banquise
    Youth Program Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Guillaume MAIDATCHEVSKYchildrenFrance
    En partenariat avec l’association Handi Pep's, le Festival propose une séance CALM «Comme à la maison» permettant aux personnes en situation de handicap (principalement mental et cognitif) ou non d’aller au cinéma et de bénéficier d’une séance assouplie avec une lumière tamisée et un son réduit, l’autorisation de parler et de se déplacer pendant le film. Comme à la maison, chacun peut vivre le film à sa façon.

    Separated by the melting polar ice, two arctic foxes must overcome many dangers in hope of being reunited to raise their future cubs together.

  • 10:30 AM
    12:39 PM
  • 10:30 AM
    11:30 AM
    Lecture Jeunesse - Le Royaume de Kensuké de Mickael Morpurgo
    Médiathèque de Bourg Saint Maurice
    Alors qu'il fait le tour du monde à la voile avec ses parents, Michael tombe à la mer. Lorsqu'il reprend connaissance, il se retrouve avec sa chienne sur une île perdue au milieu du Pacifique ! Viens découvrir le récit captivant de ce robinson moderne.

    Une histoire d'amitié forte et émouvante, en lien avec la projection du film Le Royaume de Kensuké de Neil Boyle et de Kirk Hendry, pendant Les Arcs Film Festival. Lecture à partir de 7 ans
  • 2:00 PM
    3:52 PM
    Sky Dome 2123
    Playtime Moving Mountains Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Tibor BÁNÓCZKI, Sarolta SZABÓapproved for all audiencesHungary

    2123. In a future where drought has ravaged the Earth, humanity is forced to sacrifice part of its population by turning people into trees...

    2:30 PM
    4:40 PM
    Le Passé
    Special screening Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Asghar FARHADIFrance

    After four years apart, Ahmad arrives in Paris from Tehran at the request of Marie, his French wife, to complete the formalities for their divorce. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers Marie's conflicted relationship with her daughter Lucie.

    2:30 PM
    4:11 PM
    Jupiter
    Playtime Salle des festivals
    Benjamin PFOHLGermany

    A teenage girl’s family falls for a cosmic cult promising salvation in a higher existence on Jupiter. As flashbacks leading deeper into the past unravel the family’s struggle to get a hold on life, the girl has to decide if to follow her parents or to make her own way on earth.

  • 4:30 PM
    6:12 PM
    Cinema-gaming session
    Special screening Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Experience a selection of video games on the big screen in an interactive session where the controller will be shared between spectators. A unique opportunity to explore three video games linked to the themes of the film Mukbanger. It will be followed by the screening of the short film, in the presence of Hugo Becker.

    This screening is free !
  • 4:30 PM
    6:14 PM
    Slow
    Official Competition Moving Mountains Salle des festivals
    Marija KAVTARADZELithuania

    Dancer Elena and sign language interpreter Dovydas meet and form a beautiful bond. As they dive into a new relationship, they must navigate how to build their own kind of intimacy.

    5:30 PM
    7:57 PM
    The Square
    Special screening Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Ruben ÖSTLUNDSweden

    Christian is preparing his next exhibition, entitled "The Square", around an installation that encourages visitors to be altruistic. But sometimes it's hard to live up to your values: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations.

  • 5:30 PM
    8:19 PM
    Opening ceremony
    Preview Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Doors close at 5:15 p.m. No entry will be possible after 5:15 p.m.
    The ceremony will be followed by the opening film Making of of Cédric Kahn.

    La réservation pour cette séance est fermée. Cependant, il vous est toujours possible de venir sur place pour profiter des places restantes en salle.

    Screening in presence of the director Cédric Kahn and the cast members Jonathan Cohen, Stefan Crepon and Xavier Beauvois.
  • 6:30 PM
    7:45 PM
    Le Vieil Homme et l'Enfant
    Hauteur Salle des festivals
    Ninna PÁLMADÓTTIRapproved for all audiencesIceland

    A farmer that lives a quiet life in the countryside is forced by the state to sell his home. He leaves everything behind, relocates to the capital, and soon meets a 10-year-old paper delivery boy. Their friendship proves to be transformative for them both.

    7:30 PM
    9:37 PM
    King's Land
    Oscar on skis Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Nikolaj ARCELDenmark

    Denmark 1755, Captain Ludvig Kahlen set out to conquer a Danish moorland reputed to be uncultivable, with one aim: to establish a colony in the name of the king, in exchange for a royal title. An ambition that the lord of the region will relentlessly seek to stifle...

    8:00 PM
    9:55 PM
    The Invisible Fight
    Playtime Salle des festivals
    Rainer SARNETEstonia

    A guard on the Soviet-Chinese border who, after surviving a deadly attack, decides to become a monk but must continually prove along the way that he's capable of becoming the enlightened man he set out to be.

  • 8:30 PM
    10:15 PM
    Songs of Earth
    Oscar on skis Le Coeur d'Or 3
  • 10:00 PM
    1:00 AM
    Opening party: Zaho de Sagazan & CUT
    Manoir Savoie
    The opening party is open to all professional accreditations without reservation. For holders of a general public festival pass, please book in advance.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2023

    10:30 AM
    12:17 PM
    Mon Ami Robot
    Youth Program Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Pablo BERGERapproved for all audiencesSpain

    DOG lives in Manhattan and he’s tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80’s NYC. One summer night, DOG, with great sadness, is forced to abandon ROBOT. Will they ever meet again?

  • 10:30 AM
    12:50 PM
    Sweet Dreams
    Official Competition Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Screening in presence of the director Ena Sendijarevic.
  • 1:00 PM
    2:55 PM
    Slow
    Official Competition Le Coeur d'Or 3
  • 1:15 PM
    3:36 PM
    Pauvres Créatures
    Playtime Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Yórgos LÁNTHIMOSapproved for all audiencesUnited Kingdom

    The incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents.

    2:00 PM
    4:53 PM
    Brimstone
    Focus Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Martin KOOLHOVENforbidden under 16NetherlandsFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Martin Koolhoven.

    American West, end of the 19th century. A young woman named Liz leads a peaceful life with her family until a grim preacher pays them a visit. Liz has to run away from this man who tracks her down since her childhood.

    2:30 PM
    5:01 PM
    Explanation For Everything
    Official Competition Salle des festivals
    Gábor REISZHungary

    It's the end of the school year in Budapest. Having failed his oral examination in history, Abel decides to lie to his parents about the reasons for his failure, thus unintentionally triggering a political and media scandal.

    3:30 PM
    5:36 PM
    Jupiter
    Playtime Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Benjamin PFOHLGermanyFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Benjamin Pfohl.

    A teenage girl’s family falls for a cosmic cult promising salvation in a higher existence on Jupiter. As flashbacks leading deeper into the past unravel the family’s struggle to get a hold on life, the girl has to decide if to follow her parents or to make her own way on earth.

    4:00 PM
    5:47 PM
    Voyage au Pôle Sud
    Preview Moving Mountains Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Luc JACQUETFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Luc Jacquet and the music composer Cyrille Aufort.

    In 1991, Luc Jacquet set off on his first mission to Antarctica. Thirty years later, he comes back where everything started. An invitation to travel to the heart of a wild and grandiose nature that has never ceased to fascinate mankind and attract the greatest explorers.

  • 5:30 PM
    7:10 PM
  • 6:00 PM
    8:15 PM
    Silver Haze
    Focus Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Screening in presence of the director Sacha Polak.
  • 6:00 PM
    8:07 PM
    Holly
    Official Competition Summit Moving Mountains Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Fien TROCHapproved for all audiencesBelgiumFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Fien Troch.

    15-year-old Holly calls her school to say she is staying home for the day. Soon after, a fire breaks out at the school, killing several students. Anna, a teacher, intrigued by Holly and her strange premonition, invites her to join the volunteering group she runs. Holly’s presence seems to bring peace of mind, warmth, and hope to those she encounters. But soon, people begin to seek out Holly and her cathartic energy, demanding more and more from the young girl.

    6:15 PM
    8:11 PM
    La fille de son père
    Preview Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Erwan LE DUCapproved for all audiencesFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Erwan Le Duc and the cast members Céleste Brunnquell and Nahuel Pérez Biscayart.

    Etienne falls in love with Valérie at twenty and becomes a father to Rosa not long after. When Valérie abandons them, Etienne refuses to fall apart. Sixteen years later, Rosa is about to leave the home, both of them must on their own, but the past resurfaces.

    8:00 PM
    10:21 PM
    Pauvres Créatures
    Playtime Salle des festivals
    Yórgos LÁNTHIMOSapproved for all audiencesUnited Kingdom

    The incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents.

  • 8:30 PM
    10:29 PM
    Europa
    Playtime Le Coeur d'Or 3
  • 8:30 PM
    10:57 PM
    Bonnard, Pierre et Marthe
    Preview Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Martin PROVOSTFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the cast member Vincent Macaigne.

    Pierre Bonnard would not be the painter everyone knows without the mysterious Marthe, who alone occupies almost a third of his artwork...

    8:45 PM
    11:12 PM
    Amours à la finlandaise
    Playtime Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Selma VILHUNENapproved for all audiencesFinland

    Julia discovers that her husband is having an affair. To save their marriage, she suggests they experiment with polyamory and invent new rules for their married life. A whole new world of love opens up for them.

  • 10:30 PM
    1:30 AM
    Music x Industry Party with Vitalic
    Special screening Patatrak Club
    The Music x Industry party is open to all professional accreditations without reservation. For holders of a general public festival pass, please book in advance.
  • Monday, December 18, 2023

  • 10:00 AM
    12:08 PM
    Kiddo
    Focus Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Screening in presence of the director Zara Dwinger and the cast member Frieda Barnhard.
  • 10:45 AM
    12:33 PM
    Quitter la nuit
    Official Competition Moving Mountains Salle des festivals
    Delphine GIRARDBelgium

    One night, a woman in danger calls the police. Anna takes the call. A man is arrested. Weeks go by, the courts search for evidence, and Aly, Anna and Dary face the consequences of that night they cannot escape from.

    1:00 PM
    2:43 PM
    Les 4 âmes du coyote
    Youth Program Oscar on skis Moving Mountains Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Áron GAUDERapproved for all audiencesHungary

    Native American teenagers protest against a pipeline project at the bottom of the hill of their ancestral land. Their grand-father evokes a unique re-telling of the creation of the universe, highlighting the increasingly pressing need to live in harmony with the environment, before it is too late.

    1:00 PM
    2:50 PM
    Vivre avec les loups
    Youth Program Moving Mountains Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Jean-Michel BERTRANDforbidden under 12France

    There will soon be wolves all around France, so learning to "live with wolves" is a challenge. Going beyond polemical stances, the director invites us to take a different outlook on the natural world around us and the animals that inhabit it: roe deer, chamois, ibex, etc.

  • 2:30 PM
    5:15 PM
  • 3:00 PM
    5:03 PM
    Melk
    Hauteur Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Screening in presence of the director Stefanie Kolk and the cast member Frieda Barnhard.
  • 3:30 PM
    5:45 PM
    Le Successeur
    Official Competition Summit Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Xavier LEGRANDFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Xavier Legrand.

    Happy and accomplished, Ellias becomes the new artistic director of a famous French Haute Couture house. When he learns that his father, whom he has not seen for many years, just died of a heart attack, Ellias travels to Quebec to settle the succession. The young designer discovers that he inherited far worse than his father's fragile heart.

    4:00 PM
    5:47 PM
    Sweet Dreams
    Official Competition Le Coeur d'Or 1
    Ena SENDIJAREVIĆNetherlands

    On a remote Indonesian island, during the waning days of the colonial era, Dutch sugar plantation owner Jan and his wife Agathe, are at the top of the food chain. That is, until Jan upon returning from his nightly visit to his native concubine Siti, suddenly drops dead in front of his wife. Agathe is desperate to keep the privileges of her status quo, but when Jan’s will puts Siti at the forefront of the family estate, ideals prove to be idle and blood thicker than water. 

  • 5:30 PM
    7:24 PM
    Holly
    Official Competition Le Coeur d'Or 3
  • 6:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    Un Silence
    Preview Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Joachim LAFOSSEBelgium
    Screening in presence of the director Joachim Lafosse.

    Having remained silent for 25 years, Astrid, the wife of a prominent lawyer, sees her family’s equilibrium shatter when her children initiate their quest for justice.

    6:15 PM
    8:29 PM
    Madame Hofmann
    Preview Moving Mountains Le Coeur d'Or 1
    Sébastien LIFSHITZapproved for all audiencesFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of Sébastien Lifshitz.

    Sylvie has been a nurse for 40 years in Marseille’s north hospital. All she does is work. What if she decides to take care of herself? To retire? Is she allowed to and does she really want to?

  • 6:15 PM
    8:08 PM
    Sous hypnose
    Official Competition Salle des festivals
  • 8:30 PM
    10:58 PM
    Universal Theory
    Playtime Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Timm KRÖGERGermanyFilmmaker in Attendance
    Sreening in presence of the cast member Olivia Ross.

    1962: Johannes Leinert, together with his doctoral advisor, travels to a physics congress in the Swiss Alps to defend a theory on the existence of parallel worlds. But nobody believed it, not even his tutor. Yet the mysteries keep piling up... Reality seems very fragile in this place.

    8:30 PM
    11:26 PM
    Explanation For Everything
    Official Competition Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Gábor REISZHungaryFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Gabor Reisz.

    It's the end of the school year in Budapest. Having failed his oral examination in history, Abel decides to lie to his parents about the reasons for his failure, thus unintentionally triggering a political and media scandal.

    8:45 PM
    11:09 PM
    A Chef for Dalí
    Playtime Le Coeur d'Or 1
    David PUJOLapproved for all audiencesSpainFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director David Pujol.

    Fernando, a talented chef, arrives in the village of Cadaqués during the 70s, residency of the internationally renowned Salvador Dalí. The paths of the chef and the artist crossed, sparking the birth of a new culinary genius.

    8:45 PM
    10:52 PM
    King's Land
    Oscar on skis Salle des festivals
    Nikolaj ARCELDenmark

    Denmark 1755, Captain Ludvig Kahlen set out to conquer a Danish moorland reputed to be uncultivable, with one aim: to establish a colony in the name of the king, in exchange for a royal title. An ambition that the lord of the region will relentlessly seek to stifle...

  • 10:00 PM
    1:00 AM
    Industry Village closing party: Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul
    Special screening Manoir Savoie
    The Industry Village closing party is open to all professional accreditations without reservation. For holders of a general public festival pass, please book in advance.
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2023

    10:00 AM
    12:28 PM
    Sous hypnose
    Official Competition Moving Mountains Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Ernst DE GEERSwedenFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Ernst de Geer.

    What if you started to act without a social filter?

    10:45 AM
    12:41 PM
    Animal
    Official Competition Moving Mountains Salle des festivals
    Sofia EXARCHOUapproved for all audiencesGreece

    Under the hot Greek sun, the animateurs at an all-inclusive island resort prepare for the busy touristic season. Kalia is the leader of the pack. Paper decors, glossy costumes and dance shows fill the stage. As summer intensifies and the work pressure builds up, their nights become violent and Kalia’s struggle is revealed in the darkness. But when the spotlights turn on again, the show must go on.

  • 1:00 PM
    2:28 PM
  • 1:00 PM
    3:05 PM
    20 000 Espèces d'Abeilles
    Playtime Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Estibaliz URRESOLA SOLAGURENSpain

    Six-year-old Lucía is a little girl born in a boy's body. Her mother Ane, in the midst of a professional and emotional crisis, goes back with her children to her home village, where her mother and her Aunt Lourdes live. This summer will change the lives of these women from different generations.

  • 2:30 PM
    3:45 PM
    Rencontre Musique & Cinéma - Benoît Chieux & Pablo Pico Change of programme
    Le Coeur d'Or 1

    Around the film Sirocco et le Royaume des courants d'air. In partnership with 22D Music and La Sacem.

    Free access!

  • 2:45 PM
    4:27 PM
    Sweet Dreams
    Official Competition Salle des festivals
    Ena SENDIJAREVIĆNetherlands

    On a remote Indonesian island, during the waning days of the colonial era, Dutch sugar plantation owner Jan and his wife Agathe, are at the top of the food chain. That is, until Jan upon returning from his nightly visit to his native concubine Siti, suddenly drops dead in front of his wife. Agathe is desperate to keep the privileges of her status quo, but when Jan’s will puts Siti at the forefront of the family estate, ideals prove to be idle and blood thicker than water. 

  • 3:00 PM
    4:46 PM
    Solitude
    Hauteur Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Screening in presence of the director Ninna Pálmadóttir.
  • 3:30 PM
    5:43 PM
    Quitter la nuit
    Official Competition Moving Mountains Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Delphine GIRARDBelgiumFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Delphine Girard.

    One night, a woman in danger calls the police. Anna takes the call. A man is arrested. Weeks go by, the courts search for evidence, and Aly, Anna and Dary face the consequences of that night they cannot escape from.

    4:00 PM
    5:50 PM
    Le Successeur
    Official Competition Summit Le Coeur d'Or 1
    Xavier LEGRANDFrance

    Happy and accomplished, Ellias becomes the new artistic director of a famous French Haute Couture house. When he learns that his father, whom he has not seen for many years, just died of a heart attack, Ellias travels to Quebec to settle the succession. The young designer discovers that he inherited far worse than his father's fragile heart.

    5:30 PM
    8:01 PM
    Explanation For Everything
    Official Competition Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Gábor REISZHungary

    It's the end of the school year in Budapest. Having failed his oral examination in history, Abel decides to lie to his parents about the reasons for his failure, thus unintentionally triggering a political and media scandal.

    5:30 PM
    7:15 PM
    Sans jamais nous connaître
    Summit Salle des festivals
    Andrew HAIGHUnited KingdomFilmmaker in Attendance

    One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.

    6:00 PM
    8:05 PM
    De Grâce
    Special screening Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Vincent Maël CARDONAapproved for all audiencesFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    This screening is free !

    Screening in presence of the show runners Maxime Crupaux and Baptiste Fillon and the cast members Margot Bancilhon, Pierre Lottin, Astrid Whettnall and Xavier Beauvois.

    Pierre Leprieur is a respected figure from a powerful dockers’ union in Le Havre. But on the night of his 60th birthday, his world is turned upside down. His two sons find themselves involved in a cocaine bust. Believing he is the target of a plot, Pierre decides to investigate…

    6:15 PM
    8:17 PM
    Première Affaire
    Preview Le Coeur d'Or 1
    Victoria MUSIEDLAKFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Victoria Musiedlak and the cast member Noée Abita.

    The young lawyer Nora feels she didn’t live much when she embarks on her first criminal case. From her first day in police custody to the trial, Nora discovers the cruelty of the world, both in her personal and professional life.

    8:00 PM
    9:45 PM
    Holly
    Official Competition Summit Moving Mountains Salle des festivals
    Fien TROCHapproved for all audiencesBelgiumFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Fien Troch.

    15-year-old Holly calls her school to say she is staying home for the day. Soon after, a fire breaks out at the school, killing several students. Anna, a teacher, intrigued by Holly and her strange premonition, invites her to join the volunteering group she runs. Holly’s presence seems to bring peace of mind, warmth, and hope to those she encounters. But soon, people begin to seek out Holly and her cathartic energy, demanding more and more from the young girl.

    8:30 PM
    10:40 PM
    The Hidden Web
    Playtime Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Piotr ADAMSKIforbidden under 16Poland

    Julita Wójcicka, a young journalist, is investigating the mysterious death of a TV celebrity. In order not to become the next victim of the killer, she must infiltrate a network of cyber connections and reveal secrets that may be best kept hidden.

    8:30 PM
    10:50 PM
    Rosalie
    Preview Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Stéphanie DI GIUSTOapproved for all audiencesFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Stéphanie di Giusto and the cast members Nadia Tereszkiewicz and Guillaume Gouix.

    France, 1870s. Rosalie hides a secret: she was born with a face and body covered in hair. She’s concealed her peculiarity all her life to stay safe, shaving to fit in. Until Abel, an indebted bar owner unaware of her secret, marries Rosalie for her dowry. Will Abel be able to love Rosalie?

    8:45 PM
    10:55 PM
    La Vie de ma mère
    Preview Le Coeur d'Or 1
    Julien CARPENTIERapproved for all audiencesFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Julien Carpentier and the cast member Salif Cissé.

    Pierre, 33, a successful florist, finds his life turned upside down when his quirky and excessive mother, Judith, comes unexpectedly back to him after spending two years apart. All Pierre can think about is getting his life back on track, but nothing goes according to plan.

    9:45 PM
    11:20 PM
    Le Molière imaginaire
    Summit Salle des festivals
    Olivier PYFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Attention : Cette séance est réservée aux accrédités professionnels.

    Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    9:00 AM
    9:20 AM
    Le Petit monde de Léo
    Youth Program Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Giulio GIANINIchildrenSwitzerland
    9:30 AM
    11:33 AM
    Les 4 âmes du coyote
    Youth Program Oscar on skis Moving Mountains Le Coeur d'Or 1
    Áron GAUDERapproved for all audiencesHungary
    Screening in presence of the director Áron Gauder.

    Native American teenagers protest against a pipeline project at the bottom of the hill of their ancestral land. Their grand-father evokes a unique re-telling of the creation of the universe, highlighting the increasingly pressing need to live in harmony with the environment, before it is too late.

    9:30 AM
    11:15 AM
    Eternal
    Summit Salle des festivals
    Ulaa SALIMapproved for all audiencesDenmarkFilmmaker in Attendance
    Attention : cette séance est réservée aux accrédités professionnels

  • 10:00 AM
    12:02 PM
    Excursion
    Oscar on skis Centre Bernard Taillefer
  • 11:15 AM
    12:15 PM
    Table Ronde : Du développement à l'écran
    Summit Salle des festivals
    Attention : Cette séance est réservée aux accrédités professionnels.
  • 1:00 PM
    2:31 PM
    Photophobia
    Oscar on skis Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Ivan OSTROCHOVSKY, Pavol PEKARČÍKSlovakiaFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Pavol Pekarcík.

    12-year-old Niki and 11-year old Vika are hiding from the terrifying war at a Kharkiv metro station. Daylight is synonymous with mortal danger, they are living under the constant glow of neon lights.

    1:00 PM
    2:45 PM
    The Artist
    Special screening Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Michel HAZANAVICIUSapproved for all audiencesFrance
    Screening in presence of the cast member Bérénice Bejo.

    Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

    1:30 PM
    3:29 PM
    La Jeune Fille et les Paysans
    Summit Salle des festivals
    Dk WELCHMAN, Hugh WELCHMANapproved for all audiencesPolandFilmmaker in Attendance
    Attention : Cette séance est réservée aux accrédités professionnels.
    2:00 PM
    4:12 PM
    Mon Ami Robot
    Youth Program Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Pablo BERGERapproved for all audiencesSpain
    Cette séance sera suivie d'un Ciné-Quiz.

    DOG lives in Manhattan and he’s tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80’s NYC. One summer night, DOG, with great sadness, is forced to abandon ROBOT. Will they ever meet again?

  • 2:45 PM
    3:15 PM
    Meeting with Bérénice Bejo
    Special screening Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Bérénice Béjo's Masterclass is free (subject to availability).
  • 3:00 PM
    5:37 PM
    Green Border
    Hauteur Moving Mountains Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Agnieszka HOLLANDPoland

    In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so-called “green border” between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa trying to reach the European Union are trapped in a geopolitical crisis cynically engineered by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    Flow
    Special screening Médiathèque de Bourg Saint Maurice
    Adriaan LOKMANFrance
    Venez rencontrer le réalisateur Adriaan Lokman le mercredi 20 décembre à 15h à la Médiathèque de Bourg Saint Maurice !  

    Flow invites you to float with the wind on what seems at first glance, to be a day like any other, with its turbulence: a night in the life of a woman, painted by the ebb and flow of air currents. 


    Smells, heat, breathing, natural and artificial gusts of wind, the air currents, affected by invisible presences, make the imperceptible perceptible. They reveal to us a series of events in which the woman - that we are invited to follow during her wanderings - takes part. They immerse us in a world entirely made of air. 


    But when the storm calms down, and the woman wakes up from what turns out to have been a dream, the world is no longer the same.

    3:30 PM
    5:29 PM
    La Salle des Profs
    Official Competition Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Ilker ÇATAKGermanyFilmmaker in Attendance
    Sreening in presence of the director Ilker Çatak and the screenwriter Johannes Duncker.

    Carla Nowak, a dedicated sports and maths teacher, starts her first job at a high school. When a series of thefts occur at the school and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. But the more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young idealist teacher threatens to break.

  • 3:30 PM
    5:30 PM
    Le Laboratoire des initiatives
    Summit Salle des festivals
    Attention : Cette séance est réservée aux accrédités professionnels.
  • 5:45 PM
    7:24 PM
  • 6:00 PM
    8:23 PM
    Remise du prix "Déplacer les Montagnes"
    Special screening Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Screening in presence of the director Thomas Cailley, the cast member Romain Duris and the producer Pierre Guyard.
  • 6:00 PM
    7:55 PM
    Through the Night
    Official Competition Le Coeur d'Or 3
  • 6:00 PM
    8:09 PM
    Slow
    Official Competition Moving Mountains Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Marija KAVTARADZELithuaniaFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Marija Kavtaradze and the cast members Greta Grineviciute and Kestutis Cicenas.

    Dancer Elena and sign language interpreter Dovydas meet and form a beautiful bond. As they dive into a new relationship, they must navigate how to build their own kind of intimacy.

    7:30 PM
    9:20 PM
    Le Successeur
    Official Competition Summit Salle des festivals
    Xavier LEGRANDFranceFilmmaker in Attendance

    Happy and accomplished, Ellias becomes the new artistic director of a famous French Haute Couture house. When he learns that his father, whom he has not seen for many years, just died of a heart attack, Ellias travels to Quebec to settle the succession. The young designer discovers that he inherited far worse than his father's fragile heart.

  • 8:30 PM
    11:05 PM
    The Invisible Fight
    Playtime Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Screening in presence of the director Rainer Sarnet, the cast member Ursel Tilk and the director of photography Mart Taniel.
  • 8:30 PM
    10:30 PM
    Sidonie au Japon
    Preview Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Elise GIRARDapproved for all audiencesFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Élise Girard and the cast member Isabelle Huppert.

    Sidonie travels to Japan to promote the re-release of her best-seller. Even though her devoted Japanese publisher shows her the country’s traditions, she gradually loses her bearings… Even more so when she meets her husband, who has been gone for years !

    8:45 PM
    10:39 PM
    La Ferme des Bertrand
    Preview Moving Mountains Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Gilles PERRETapproved for all audiencesFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Gilles Perret and the screenwriter Marion Richoux.

    50 years in the life of a farm, through the words and actions of the people who have succeeded one another, the film reveals compelling life journeys where work and transmission occupy a central place: an intimate, social and economic story of the French farming world.

    Thursday, December 21, 2023

    9:30 AM
    11:28 AM
    Snow Therapy
    Special screening Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Ruben ÖSTLUNDSweden
    Screening in presence of the director Ruben Östlund.

    Tomas, Ebba and their children are enjoying a dream winter holiday in the Alps. Until, sitting on the terrace of a high-altitude restaurant, they witness an avalanche that sends everyone into a panic. While Ebba calls her husband for help and tries to protect their children, Tomas has already fled.

  • 10:30 AM
    12:19 PM
  • 11:30 AM
    12:15 PM
    Masterclass Ruben Östlund
    Special screening Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Ruben Östlund's Masterclass is free (subject to availability).
  • 1:00 PM
    2:54 PM
    La Ferme des Bertrand
    Preview Moving Mountains Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Gilles PERRETapproved for all audiencesFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Gilles Perret and the screenwriter Marion Richoux.

    50 years in the life of a farm, through the words and actions of the people who have succeeded one another, the film reveals compelling life journeys where work and transmission occupy a central place: an intimate, social and economic story of the French farming world.

    2:30 PM
    4:56 PM
    La Bête
    Summit Salle des festivals
    Bertrand BONELLOFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Attention : Cette séance est réservée aux accrédités professionnels.
  • 3:00 PM
    5:40 PM
    Woman Of...
    Hauteur Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Screening in presence of the director Malgorzata Szumowska.
  • 3:30 PM
    5:51 PM
    Animal
    Official Competition Moving Mountains Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Sofia EXARCHOUapproved for all audiencesGreeceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Sofia Exarchou.

    Under the hot Greek sun, the animateurs at an all-inclusive island resort prepare for the busy touristic season. Kalia is the leader of the pack. Paper decors, glossy costumes and dance shows fill the stage. As summer intensifies and the work pressure builds up, their nights become violent and Kalia’s struggle is revealed in the darkness. But when the spotlights turn on again, the show must go on.

  • 4:15 PM
    6:03 PM
    The Teachers' Lounge
    Official Competition Le Coeur d'Or 1
  • 5:00 PM
    6:30 PM
    Line-ups Distributeurs
    Summit Salle des festivals
    Attention : Cette séance est réservée aux accrédités professionnels.
  • 6:00 PM
    7:59 PM
    They Call Me Babu
    Focus Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Screening in presence of the director Sandra Beerends.
  • 6:00 PM
    8:43 PM
    Ceremony of the 10th Sisley / Les Arcs "Woman in Cinéma" award
    Special screening Centre Bernard Taillefer
  • 6:30 PM
    8:17 PM
    Une FamilleCancelled screening
    Le Coeur d'Or 1
    Christine ANGOTFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening canceled, reprogrammation in progress

    On the occasion of a trip to the East of France for the release of her latest novel, Christine Angot returns with a camera to Strasbourg, the city where at thirteen she met her father. He died several years ago, but his wife and children still live there. She rings the doorbell.

    6:30 PM
    8:29 PM
    Excursion
    Oscar on skis Le Coeur d'Or 1
    Una GUNJAKapproved for all audiencesBosnia and HerzegovinaFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Una Gunjak.

    In Sarajevo, a teenager seeking validation claims that she had sex for the first time during a game of "truth or dare" among middle schoolers. Trapped in her own lie, she invents a pregnancy and becomes the center of a controversy that spirals out of control.

    6:30 PM
    8:26 PM
    Apolonia, Apolonia
    Summit Hauteur Moving Mountains Salle des festivals
    Lea GLOBapproved for all audiencesDenmarkFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the painter Apolonia Sokol.

    A portrait of the artist Apolonia Sokol as a young woman. Apolonia is talented, but is that enough to break into the art world? An impressive film that covers 13 years in an anything-but-average life.

  • 8:30 PM
    10:38 PM
    Smoked Sauna Sisterhood
    Oscar on skis Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Screening in presence of the director Anna Hints.
  • 8:45 PM
    10:55 PM
    Vermines
    Preview Le Coeur d'Or 1
    Sébastien VANIČEKFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Sébastien Vanicek and the cast members Théo Christine, Jérôme Niel, Sofia Lesaffre and Lisa Nyarko.

    Faced with an invasion of spiders, the residents of a block of flats have to survive.

    9:00 PM
    10:53 PM
    Chiennes de vies
    Playtime Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Xavier SERONBelgiumFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the director Xavier Seron and the cast member Mara Taquin.

    Three intertwined destinies – three stories of humans and their dogs. Tom tries to seduce Cecile by adopting a chihuahua. Greta is devastated after her dog and her assistant died in a car crash. Franck must choose between Lola, his new lover, and Perdita, his amazing dog.

    Friday, December 22, 2023

    10:15 AM
    12:05 PM
    Elaha
    Youth Program Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Milena ABOYANapproved for all audiencesGermany

    Elaha is seeking to have her hymen reconstructed before her wedding day. Despite her determination, doubts creep in. Why must she appear to be a virgin, and for whom? As a dilemma seems inevitable, she is torn between honouring her traditions and her desire for independence.


    The film was selected by high school students at the Bourg Saint Maurice school.

    10:30 AM
    12:04 PM
    La Salle des Profs
    Official Competition Salle des festivals
    Ilker ÇATAKGermany

    Carla Nowak, a dedicated sports and maths teacher, starts her first job at a high school. When a series of thefts occur at the school and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. But the more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young idealist teacher threatens to break.

    1:00 PM
    2:38 PM
    Sous hypnose
    Official Competition Moving Mountains Le Coeur d'Or 3
    Ernst DE GEERSweden

    What if you started to act without a social filter?

  • 1:00 PM
    3:25 PM
    Love and Revolution
    Playtime Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Screening in presence of the director Alejandro Marin.
  • 1:30 PM
    3:59 PM
    Black Book
    Focus Le Coeur d'Or 1
    Attention : la séance étant principalement destinée aux groupes scolaires, le nombre de places en salle est donc limité.
  • 2:00 PM
    3:38 PM
    L'Étoile Filante
    Summit Salle des festivals
    Dominique ABEL, Fiona GORDONFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
  • 3:00 PM
    5:35 PM
    Apolonia, Apolonia
    Hauteur Le Coeur d'Or 3
  • 3:30 PM
    5:31 PM
    Animal
    Official Competition Moving Mountains Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Sofia EXARCHOUapproved for all audiencesGreece

    Under the hot Greek sun, the animateurs at an all-inclusive island resort prepare for the busy touristic season. Kalia is the leader of the pack. Paper decors, glossy costumes and dance shows fill the stage. As summer intensifies and the work pressure builds up, their nights become violent and Kalia’s struggle is revealed in the darkness. But when the spotlights turn on again, the show must go on.

    3:45 PM
    5:10 PM
    Film Surprise (Nour Films)
    Summit Salle des festivals
    FranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Séance réservée aux professionnel·le·s
  • 6:00 PM
    8:14 PM
    Blaga’s Lessons
    Oscar on skis Le Coeur d'Or 2
  • 6:30 PM
    9:08 PM
    Closing ceremony
    Preview Centre Bernard Taillefer
    Doors close at 6:15 p.m. No entry will be possible after 6:15 p.m.
    The ceremony will be followed by the closing film On the pulse by Alix Delaporte, in the presence of the director.
  • 8:30 PM
    10:37 PM
    Le Temps d'aimer
    Special screening Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Katell QUILLÉVÉRÉFranceFilmmaker in Attendance
    Screening in presence of the actor Vincent Lacoste.

    1947. On a beach in Normandy, Madeleine, a waitress and young mother, meets François, a wealthy, and cultivated student. They hit it off immediately, as though it were fate. But as their destinies intertwine, it's obvious what Madeline wants to leave behind, while the world that Francois is running from is only slowly revealed.

    Saturday, December 23, 2023

    11:00 AM
    12:42 PM
    Sweet Dreams
    Official Competition Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Ena SENDIJAREVIĆNetherlands

    On a remote Indonesian island, during the waning days of the colonial era, Dutch sugar plantation owner Jan and his wife Agathe, are at the top of the food chain. That is, until Jan upon returning from his nightly visit to his native concubine Siti, suddenly drops dead in front of his wife. Agathe is desperate to keep the privileges of her status quo, but when Jan’s will puts Siti at the forefront of the family estate, ideals prove to be idle and blood thicker than water. 

    2:00 PM
    3:34 PM
    La Salle des Profs
    Official Competition Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Ilker ÇATAKGermany

    Carla Nowak, a dedicated sports and maths teacher, starts her first job at a high school. When a series of thefts occur at the school and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. But the more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young idealist teacher threatens to break.

    5:00 PM
    6:44 PM
    Slow
    Official Competition Moving Mountains Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Marija KAVTARADZELithuania

    Dancer Elena and sign language interpreter Dovydas meet and form a beautiful bond. As they dive into a new relationship, they must navigate how to build their own kind of intimacy.

    8:00 PM
    9:50 PM
    Le Successeur
    Official Competition Summit Le Coeur d'Or 2
    Xavier LEGRANDFrance

    Happy and accomplished, Ellias becomes the new artistic director of a famous French Haute Couture house. When he learns that his father, whom he has not seen for many years, just died of a heart attack, Ellias travels to Quebec to settle the succession. The young designer discovers that he inherited far worse than his father's fragile heart.

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