Festival des 3 Continents 2001

  • Gönül Dönmez-Colin


FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTIENTS: A VIRTUAL VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY Festival of Three Continents (20-27 November 2001), which has been taking place for 23 years in the French city of Nantes near the Atlantic coast -- the city of Jules Verne and the Montgolfier brothers- continued its tradition of displaying recent films from Asia, Latin America and Africa this year with a refined selection that seemed to favour Asia. Such an imbalance was not surprising, since there are very few quality films made in Africa or Latin America today. Nantes is a festival first and foremost for the people of the city although many professionals from all over the world attend this adventurous and intellectually stimulating event regularly. Alain and Philippe Jalladeau, the directors of the festival who laid the foundations almost a quarter of a century ago roam the three continents each year to discover unknown territories and to...