Since Saturday evening, the films follow one another at the Rieupeyroux cinema.
After reviewing the history of the association Rencontres… à la campagne, its president Guy Pezet returned to the content of these nine days of festival.
To develop a program as rich as it is eclectic, the volunteers have scoured the dark rooms of many festivals throughout the year, and benefit from a partnership with the Toulouse cinematheque and Amnesty International.
This festival wants to be an opening on the others, with the others, “to no longer confine oneself to relationships via social networks”.
It is true that the two and a half years of health crisis have not spared the cinematographic field, the rooms having suffered a serious drop in attendance.
Vivian Couderc, mayor of Rieupeyroux, explains various factors that have contributed to this degradation: the wearing of masks and health constraints, the lack of interest in the films offered, the price, the loss of the habit of going to the cinema and the emergence of film platforms. Special thanks to Jocelyne Carde, organizer of the association and to Jean Vincent Martinez, manager and projectionist for the community of municipalities, the kingpins of this festival.
Today and tomorrow
Tuesday, September 6: 3:30 p.m.: “Antigone” by Sophie Deraspe (1:49 a.m.-VF). 6 p.m.: “Le kiosk” by Alexandra Pianelli (1:18 a.m.-VOSTF) 9 p.m.: “And there was a morning” by Eran Kolirin (1:41 a.m.-VOSTF).Wednesday, September 7: 2 p.m.: “Vanille” tea party, a program of 3 short films (43 minutes – French version). 5:30 p.m.: “Mamma Roma” by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1:46 a.m.-VOSTF). 7:30 p.m.: aperitif-concert with “Troubles begin” possibility of catering on site. 9 p.m. preview of “Without filter” by Ruben Östlund (2:29 a.m.-VOSTF).