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Confrontation Film Festival, Perpignan

2nd April - 7th April

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 54th consecutive year. After celebrating the men in the shadows (Les hommes de l’ombre) in 2018, this year’s theme puts rebellious women centre stage.

With over 80 screenings (from classic silent movies to the most recent blockbusters), along with discussions, debates and conferences, pioneers, militants and resistors, the evolution of the male gaze… this is an inspiring and revolutionary event for cinema fans, both male and female.

English language films

Wednesday 3rd April

10am The Suffragettes, S. Gavron, GB (2015), 1h47
2pm Salt of the Earth (Le sel du terre), H.J. Biberman, USA (1954), 1h34
6pm Julia, F. Zinnemann, USA (1977), 1h58

Thursday 4th April

10am Killing Time, Fronza Woods, USA (1979), 15 mins
10.15am Fannie’s Film, Fronza Woods, USA (1981), 16 mins
2pm Julia, F. Zinnemann, USA (1977), 1h58
2pm Norma Rae, Martin Ritt, USA (1979), 1h50
6.30pm Sweetie, J. Campion, Australia (1989), 1h39
9.30pm The Waning Sex, R. Z. Leonard, USA, 1926, 1h – accompanied by live piano concert

Friday 5th April

2pm Little Miss Sunshine, J. Dayton & V. Faris, USA (2006), 1h41
2pm Hedy Lamarr from Extase to Wifi, A. Dean, USA (2018), 1h29
4.30pm Emily Dickinson, a Quiet Passion, T. Davies, GB/Belgium (2017), 2h04

Saturday 6th April

4.30pm Victor Victoria, B. Edwards, USA (1982), 2h10
7.30pm The Suffragettes, S. Gavron, GB (2015), 1h47

Sunday 7th April

10am Sweetie, J. Campion, Australia (1989), 1h39
10am The Dream Lady, E. Jane Wilson, USA (1918), 53 mins
2pm Johnny Guitar,N. Ray, USA (1954), 1h50
4.30pm Yentl, B. Streisand, USA (1983), 2h13

Discover the full programme here

La nuit du cinéma, Friday 5th 9pm – 5am

For the die-hard cinema fan (and French speaker), this movie marathon will show screenings of 4 cult classics interspersed with pizza breaks, quizzes and other surprises.


  • Grave
    Julia Decourneau (2017)
  • Lady Snowblood
    Toshiya Fujita (1973)
  • Dynamite Jackson
    Cirio H. Santiago (1974)
  • Faster, Pussycat ! Kill ! Kill !
    Russ Meyer (1965)


2nd April
7th April
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Institut Jean Vigo
1 Rue Jean Vielledent
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