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Confrontation Film Festival, Perpignan

10th April 2018 - 15th April 2018

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. The theme for 2018 is Les hommes de l’ombre and sees shadowy characters take centre stage.

With over 70 screenings (from classic silent movies to the most recent blockbusters), along with discussions, debates and conferences, moles, spies, hackers and other characters from the fringes of society are thrust into the spotlight.

English language films

Alfred Hitchcock: Notorious (Les enchainés), Correspondant 17, The 39 Steps (Les 39 marches), Topaz (L’étau)

Peter Yates: The House on Caroll Hill (Une femme en peril)

Michael Mann: Hacker

Costa Gravas: Missing

Brian de Palma: Redacted

Sam Peckinpah: Osterman week-end

Fritz Lang: The Ministry of Fear (Le ministère de la peur), Cloak and Dagger (Cape et poignard)

Mark Waters: The Spiderwick Chronicles (Les chroniques de Spiderwick)

Otto Peminger: The Human Factor

Josef Von Sternberg: Agent X27

Oliver Stone: Snowden

Carol Reed: The Third Man (Le troisième homme), The Man Between (L’homme de Berlin)

Robert Mamoulian: The Mark of Zorro (Le signe de Zorro)

Terence Young: From Russia with Love (Bon baisers de Russie)

Mortem Tyldum: Imitation Game

Clint Eastwood: J. Edgar

Marek Kanievska: Another Country

George Roy Hill: The Little Drummer Girl (La petite fille au tambour)

John Boorman: The Tailor of Panama (Le tailleur de Panama)

Thomas Alfredson: The Mole (La taupe)

Anton Corbijn: A Most Wanted Man (Un homme très recherché)

Joseph L. Mankiewicz: Five Fingers (L’affaire Cicéron)

Francis Lawrence: Red Sparrow

Discover the full programme here

La nuit du cinéma, Friday 13th 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.


  • Dark City, Alex Proyas, USA/Australie (1998), 1h40
  • Mutafukaz, Guillaume Renard & Shojiro Nishimi, France/Japon (2017), 1h30
  • Détective Dee : le mystère de la flamme fantôme, Tsui Hark, Chine (2011), 2h03
  • Rien que pour vos cheveux, Denis Dugan,USA (2008), 1h53


10th April 2018
15th April 2018
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