3 Continents Nantes 2005

  • Gönül Dönmez-Colin


FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS NANTES 2005 The 27th Festival of 3 Continents in Nantes (22-29 November 2005), a pioneer in France for exploring unknown film industries around the world has been hard pressed in recent years to find virgin territories as the world has come to resemble a global village. With the success of the Afghan program last year, Libya was on the agenda for 2005 but to negotiate with Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi did not prove to be such an easy matter. Ivory Coast was the replacement, a tiny film industry that nonetheless gave us perhaps the most erotic film to come out of Africa, Désiré Ecaré's 1985 classic, Visages de femmes (Faces of Women). From Turkey, Melein Düüü (Angel's Fall), perhaps Turkey's first incest story told in a minimalist, reflective mode was part of the competition that included eight films from Asia, two from Latin America (Play by Alicia...