Dominique has just passed away and we are all terribly sad.
This festival was her baby. She carried it as one carries a child, imagining it growing. She gave it life and as with everything she did, she put incredible energy into it for more than 10 years to make it grow and make it THE film festival where all disabilities can be represented, with dignity and humanity. Dominique was gentle and kind and I still have in my ear the sound of her voice saying on her answering machine "Thank you for leaving me a gentle message". Dominique was brilliant, with a rare intelligence coupled with a sense of diplomacy that allowed her to overcome all obstacles. Dominique was funny and nothing made her laugh more than my mockery of her wheelchair. I never heard her complain, even though we all know that life is difficult for people with disabilities who have to show more and more courage to live in the "normal" world.
Welcome to the amazing world of cinema and disability at CANNES!
Jean Luc GODARD said: "I only want to talk about cinema, why talk about other things? With cinema, we talk about everything, we get to everything."
David LISNARD Mayor of Cannes "Equality between characters, physiques and aptitudes does not exist any more in the so-called able-bodied than in the so-called disabled".
The International Festival ENTR'2 MARCHES is an alchemy of cinematographic composition combining these two aims.
Spotlight on artistic and professional talents offering remarkable fiction and documentary films. The films awaken all our senses, emotions, intuitions and intellect.
The cinematographic works on this theme, present for a long time in many mainstream films such as "Untouchables", "De rouille et d'os", "Rain Man", "Patient", "Hors normes"... point out all the more the value of the human being and awaken our senses, our emotions, our intuitions, our intellect.
Disability and differences serve the imagination, the creation of stories and encourage the expression of talents!
Georges LAUTNER had understood this well; as early as 2010, when the festival was born, by becoming the Godfather of "Entr'2 Marches".
Chantal LAUBY, actress and director has succeeded him for a few years now, bringing us her smile, her humour and her image. She was joined in 2019 by Vincent PERROT, producer, director, radio and television man.
Art, especially cinema is a powerful lever that allows to become Just, in the sense of justice, rightness, adjusted situations...Cinema opens spaces of expression and freedom.
We select films with French and English subtitles from all over the world.
In order to compete, the films, fictions, documentaries and animations are viewed by judges from the world of cinema and social issues. The official selection of the International Festival "Entr'2 Marches" is thus finalized.
All types of disability (motor, visual, auditory, psychic, invisible, social...) but also due to difference are highlighted in interactions with others, with the environment.
At the end of the screening days, the jury and the public vote to award the best films in 6 categories:
The Festival offers accessibility measures for people with disabilities.
During the screenings of the films in competition and during the opening and closing ceremonies, the Festival offers Audio description, intended for the visually impaired, the blind, or those with intellectual disabilities, translation into French Sign Language, simultaneous transmission on screen of presentations for the deaf, subtitling of the films in French and English, and a magnetic loop.
The projection room and sanitary facilities are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Cinema and disability have no boundaries. Thank you to the directors for the trust you place in the International Film Festival "Entr'2 Marches" in Cannes.