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Confrontation Film Festival, Perpignan

5th May - 10th May


Confrontation Film Festival

Every year, in the spring, the Jean Vigo Film Institute organises the international film festival, Confrontation. It is a major event on the Europe cinema calendar and focuses on the relationship between history and cinema.

Originally created in 1964 by Marcel Oms, cinema historian, the festival is now into its 57th year. After celebrating the workers in the shadows (Les hommes de l’ombre) in 2018, rebellious women (femmes rebelles) in 2019 and then being postpned for Covid, this year’s theme is filming the body.

With over 80 screenings (from classic silent movies to the most recent blockbusters), along with discussions, debates and conferences, pioneers, militants and resistors, the festival will put the spotlight on the many different regards we can have of the body.

The festival will be inaugurated by non other than Jean-Paul Gaultier, known for idolising the human form in the fashion industry.

Most events take place in the Cinéma Castillet, but check the programme for final details.

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For the Anglophones

Here’s just a few of the VO (version originale) screenings for English speakers.

Scars of Dracula, 1970

The Unknown, 1927

Robocop, 1987

Antiviral, 2012

The Incredible Shrinking Man, 1957

Crash, 1996

Morocco, 1930

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975

Check out the full programme here.


5th May
10th May
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Cinéma Castillet
Boulevard Thomas Wilson
Perpignan, 66000
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