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The Angoulême Comics Festival makes its cinema

What are the sessions to discover at the CGR?


Great previews – Friday March 18 – 8 p.m. – CGR
“INU-OH” directed by Masaaki Yuasa.

A story of friendship between a young masked actor and a biwa (traditional violin) player in 14th century Japan. An exhibition at the Alpha will feature the character design work of mangaka Taiyō Matsumoto.

Thursday March 17 – 7:30 p.m. – CGR
“Come Prima” directed by Tommy Weber.

The highly anticipated adaptation of Alfred’s graphic novel (Delcourt, 2013, Fauve d’or 2014). Screening followed by a meeting with Alfred and Tommy Weber.

Saturday March 19 – 5 p.m. – CGR
“Lastman Heroes – Episode 1” directed by Jérémie Hoarau.

From the universe of Lastman (Blak, Sanlaville, Vivès, published by Casterman). In partnership with France TV slash. Second animated series season (six 52-minute episodes) of the comic book series premiered in 2013.

Screening followed by a meeting with Bastien Vivès, Yves Balak, Mickaël Sanlville (authors of the comic book series) and Laurent Sarfati and Clotilde Bruneau (screenwriters of the animated series).

Friday March 18 – 4 p.m. – CGR
“Hugo in Argentina” (preview) directed by Stefano Knuchel.

After “Hugo in Africa” ​​and while waiting for “Hugo in Venice”, the director Stefano Knuchel continues in this documentary his work of revelation: by going back to the sources of the imagination, the intimate, and art, he raises part of the veil that envelopes the giant that was Hugo Pratt.

Screening followed by a meeting with Patrizia Zanotti, Dominique Petitfaux, and Stefano Knuchel.

Friday March 18 – 11:30 a.m. – CGR
“Adrienne Krikorian, founder of the Experience bookstore in Lyon” directed by Julien Thomas and Christophe Petchanatz.

Adrienne Krikorian died during the first confinement, without having had time to see this short documentary (30 mins) in which she recounts her colorful memories. A very nice tribute.

Friday March 18 – 6 p.m. – CGR
“Let’s not erase our traces” directed by Pedro Fidalgo
Dominique Grange, a committed singer (preview)

Dominique Grange’s songs carry with them the traces of May 68. A committed singer, she left her mark on the era and became an icon of the political effervescence after May 68. Screening followed by a meeting with Dominique Grange, Tardi, and Pedro Fidalgo.

Friday March 18 – 11 a.m. – CGR
Alex Barbier: The Last Energy

Saturday March 19 – 11 a.m. – CGR
“By Jove! Blake and Mortimer are 75 years old” (preview) by Blake and Mortimer editions.

Appearing in the first issue of Journal Tintin, in September 1946, Francis Blake and Philip Mortimer quickly became iconic figures of Franco-Belgian comics. The participants in this documentary confide in their common passion.

Saturday March 19 – 7 p.m. – CGR
“Alex Barbier: Portraits” (preview) directed by Laura Petitjean.

An artist: Alex Barbier, painter and comic book author, who died accidentally in 2019. A director: Laura Petitjean, who enters into the intimacy of the creator and reflects with him on the relationship between the artist and his subject.


Friday March 18 – 2:30 p.m. – CGR
“Alice Guy, from screen to board” directed by Casterman (screening and meeting).

Immersed in the work and life of Alice Guy, one of the very first film directors, whom Catel and Bocquet made the heroine of their new (bio)graphic novel (Casterman).

The meeting will be punctuated by projections of nuggets from the early days of the 7th art, by Alice Guy of course.

Saturday March 19 – 2:30 p.m. – CGR
“The beautiful kids” directed by Riad Sattouf.

The author – director tells with the style of which he has the secret the search and the discovery of this rare pearl, in a comic strip in the Official Selection (The young actor, The books of the future, 2021). This is an opportunity to rediscover this comedy as tender as it is hilarious. Screening followed by a meeting with Riad Sattouf and Vincent Lacoste.

Saturday March 19 – 2 p.m. – CGR
“Melville, an expanding universe” (musical encounter and projection)

The author comes back with us on the creation of this universe which is discovered in music, in film, in digital creation, in board game… and undoubtedly more still.

Saturday 19 March – 11 a.m. – Salle Nemo (Vaisseau Moebius)
“Cinemonster” directed by Enki Bilal.

Screening followed by a meeting with Enki Bilal who will present the third and final volume of his Bug trilogy (released on March 16 by Casterman).


Thursday March 17 – 5 p.m. – CGR
“Little Nicolas, perfume of childhood” – Work in progress – directed by Yvan Attal.

Intended for an audience of journalists and professionals, this meeting will present the first animated feature film adaptation of the adventures of the hero of Sempé and Goscinny. A film written by Anne Goscinny and directed by Yvan Attal.

Saturday March 19 – 2 p.m. – CGR
“Idéfix and the irreducible” (4 new episodes). In partnership with Okoo.

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