The countdown of the 7th edition of Les Lorientales has been launched. The kickoff will be given on Saturday 28, with a lecture on Egyptian cinema before the concert at the Manege, by the Moroccan singer Oum. The winner of the Literature Prize will be announced on June 11.
Since March 30, the 18 members of the jury of the literary prize of Lorientales are working on the five books nominated in the context of this edition 2016 of the Lorientales festival. In this case, it will take this year to decide between “We were the future,” by the Israeli Yael Neeman (about kibbutz life), ” Le promeneur d’Alep ” by the Syrian Niroz Malek (immersed in the chaos of war), “Encore,” by the Turk Hakan Günday (on the immigrants at Aegean sea), “La ballade du calame” by the Afghan Atiq Rahimi (a meditation on exile) and ” Ce qui te ressemble” by the Egyptian Tobie Nathan (true saga that delves into the Jewish ghetto of Cairo). The winner will be revealed on Saturday, June 11, (promulgation at 4 pm at the Celtic Submarine) as a drop curtain of the 7th edition of Lorientales.
Honour to Egyptian cinema
But before that, a bunch of multicultural rendez-vous await the public at the médiathèque beginning on Saturday 28, at 3 pm with a conference on the Egyptian cinema. It will be moderated by the director, researcher, journalist and film critic Michel Amarger covering news of African cinema and animates the network of critics Africiné (free admission). The same day, in the room of City Keryado the film “Caramel” by Nadine Labaki, on the lives of five women who meet regularly in a beauty salon in Beirut, a place for meetings and sharing secrets will be screened (entry free). Always, on May 28, at 9 pm at the City, this time up to the theater with ” Le hamac de fer ” by Andre Naviaud interpreted by the company Aparte, which tells the story of a young Afghan who decides to emigrate Europe (7 €).
Oum, the magic of the Orient …
A whole series of short films on the Egyptian cinema from May 30th till June 6th, to the media library will be linked. And highlight of this 7th edition, Saturday, June 4, the public cannot help but be captivated by the flashing eyes and the exceptional voice of Oum. The Moroccan singer, inspired by jazz and the Orient, will be offering her new album “Zarabi” mixing moods and impressions of the trip in the heart of a ubiquitous desert at the Manege Hall, … (€ 15 at the Manege in from 8:30 pm).
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