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Cinema reinvents the city

Cinema reinvents the city

Image: Au bord du monde, Claus Drexel, 2013

Nothing is lost, everything is transformed. Cities change, and so do societies. In the middle of all this, what do we do? We film it! The theme of this month’s cinema selection follows the 4th Franco-Chinese Month of the Environment by taking you into the heart of cities changed by the breath of modernity, from Paris to Detroit via Zurich, Tel Aviv, Beijing, Las Vegas and Recife.

French documentaries and fictional accounts co-exist to answer questions such as why and how are cities transformed? How does this change our way of life? Questions addressed by the films Aquarius, Love Exists, Detroit Wild City, Las Vegas Meditation, Under the Rubble, The Edge of the World, Swagger or What are We Waiting For? This selection takes the pulse of contemporary urban societies, and pushes us to reflect on it: the opening up of possibilities, class inequalities, working conditions, the consequences of deindustrialization, rootedness and nostalgia for a place, deculturation of the masses, aspirations of youth or criticism of unbridled capitalism.

Aquarius, a Franco-Brazilian fiction from Kleber Mendoza presented at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, portrays the mutations of an ever-changing city as body and soul alterations from disease. Meanwhile, Florent Tillon’s Detroit Wild City documentary is showing how nature is clawing back to reclaim even territories where industry once ran rampant.  Through the prism of an artist’s eye and sensibility, this selection of documentaries and fictions is an invitation to reflect upon cities, nature and man’s place in his environment.

 

06.10.2017 20:00
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

14.10.2017 18:00
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

08.10.2017 15:45
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

07.10.2017 13:00

 

UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao road

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : +86 10 5780 0200

 

08.10.2017 13:30
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

07.10.2017 17:00

 

UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao road

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : +86 10 5780 0200

 

07.10.2017 15:45
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

07.10.2017 19:30

 

UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao road

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : +86 10 5780 0200

 

08.10.2017 18:00
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

14.10.2017 20:00
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

15.10.2017 13:30
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

08.10.2017 17:30

 

UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao road

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : +86 10 5780 0200

 

10.10.2017 20:30

 

Poly Cinema-Tian'anmen

B1 and B2, Zone C1, Beijing Fun, Meishi Street, Qianmen area

Xicheng district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 8610-63015188

 

15.10.2017 18:30

 

Poly Cinema-Tian'anmen

B1 and B2, Zone C1, Beijing Fun, Meishi Street, Qianmen area

Xicheng district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 8610-63015188

 

07.10.2017 18:00
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

13.10.2017 20:00
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

18.10.2017 20:00
30 RMB

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

08.10.2017 15:00

 

UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao road

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : +86 10 5780 0200

 

07.10.2017 15:00

 

UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao road

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : +86 10 5780 0200

 

16.09.2017 - 22.09.2017

 

Former Site Museum Of Changchun Film Studio

1118, Hongqi Road, Chaoyang District, Changchun

Chaoyang district, Changchun, Jilin

 

Phone : 0431-85953511

 

24.09.2017 14:00 - 08.10.2017 17:30
Free entrance
September 24th, October 1st, October 8th

 

Times Museum

Times Rose garden III, Huangbianbei Rd, Baiyun Avenue

Baiyun district, Guangzhou, Guangdong

 

Phone : 020 2627 2363

 

16.09.2017 16:00 - 21.10.2017 17:30
Free entrance
September 16th,September 23th, September 30th, October 7th,October 14th et October 21th

 

OCT Wetland

West gate of OCT Wetland (end of the pathway marked with military zone), Hongshu Street

Nanshan district, Shenzhen, Guangdong