La permanence

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By Alice Diop

La permanence is located inside the Avicenne hospital, where men land for whom pain is a reminder of the hardships of exile. They keep coming back, finding a way to stand on their own two feet.

La permanence by Alice Diop © DR


Territoires cinématographiques is a space for dialogue between live performance and cinema, devised in conjunction with Avignon's Utopia cinemas. It's a daily programme of film screenings after which the public can meet and talk with directors, choreographers, filmmakers, researchers and critics invited to the Festival d'Avignon. It's a space designed to explore the intimate relationships that these speakers maintain between disciplines and the world. It's a space where we can take a closer look, from the small to the large, at the themes that are brought to life on stage, on screen and under the plane trees of the Café des idées.

La permanence

By Alice Diop // France // 2016 // 1h37

La permanence is located inside the Avicenne hospital, where sick people land, scarred in their flesh, and for whom the pain expresses the pain of exile. If they keep coming back, it's because they don't despair of finding a way to stand their ground, to resist the shipwreck.

Screening followed by a discussion with Alice Diop.
Moderated by Oriane Jeancourt Galignani from Transfuge magazine.

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