CINEFRANCO 2012: La premiazione e il commento di Marcelle Lean a Les Hommes libres (Ismael Ferroukhi) e a Le premier homme (Gianni Amelio)
Al film “Les Hommes libres” del regista franco-marrocchino Ismael Ferroukhi ed al nostro “Le premier homme” di Gianni Amelio il primo ed il secondo premio di Cinéfranco 2012. La cerimonia si é svolta il 1 Aprile al TIFF Bell Lightbox di Toronto nel corso di una magnifica serata condotta dall’effervescente fondatore e direttore artistico del Festival International du Film Francophone, Marcelle Lean.
Les Hommes Libres
Directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi
Starring: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby
1942, in German-occupied Paris. Younes, a young unemployed Algerian, earns his living as a black marketer. Arrested by the French police, Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspects indeed the Mosque authorities, among which Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit, its Rector, of helping Resistance fighters and Jews by giving them false certificates. At the Mosque, Younes meets the Algerian singer Salim Halali. Younes is moved by Salim’s beautiful voice and strong personality and they become friends. Soon after, he discovers that Salim is Jewish. In spite of the risks it entails, Younes stops collaborating with the police. Confronted by this barbarism, Younes gradually develops from being a politically ignorant immigrant worker into a fully-fledged freedom fighter.
Le premier Homme
Directed by Gianni Amelio
Starring: Jacques Gamblin, Catherine Sola, Denis Podalydès
Jacque Cormery (Albert Camus’ alter ego) comes back to his beloved native country Algeria caught in bloody clashes between the freedom fighters and the French colonialists. He remembers then his childhood, his school years, his family and the streets where he played. His memories are steeped in tenderness and humour. Gianni Amelio has woven with subtlety the canvas of Jacques’ difficult life conditions with the political tensions of the moment while preserving the character’s compassion and great humanity. A cast of actors more real than reality supports Jacques Gamblin, magnificent as Jacques Cormery. A touching film masterly directed and brilliantly played!
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE
TORONTO March 23 — Aprl 1, 2012-03-29
La premiazione e il commento di Marcelle Lean a Les Hommes libres (Ismael Ferroukhi) e a Le premier homme (Gianni Amelio)
Report and Camera by Mariangiola Castrovilli
Editing by Claus
VIDEOPENSIERO è la WEB-TV di