Nantes 2003

  • Gönül Dönmez-Colin


THE FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS celebrated its 25th anniversary from 25 November to 2 December 2003 in the Atlantic city of Nantes in Western France with a wide choice of films from the continents of Asia, Africa and Latin America. From Argentine, Los Guantes Magicos (The Magic Gloves) by Martin Rejtman and Ana y Los Otros by Celina Murga and from Cuba Siete Dias, Siete Noches (Seven Days, Seven Nights) by Joel Cano represented Latin America where film production is not very vibrant for the moment. On the other hand, the Asian continent was in the forefront with a wide selection that included films even from Malaysia, Pakistan or Kazakhstan, countries that are not household names at film festivals.   Kazakh filmmaker Nariman Turabayev's first feature, Malen'kie ljudi (Ordinary People) followed the day to day existence of two young man from Almaty, the Russian Max and the Kazakh Beck, both of...