Surreptitiously add the words “city” and “cinema”: immediately, the images spring up. The streets of New York, London, Rome, and Paris are the most recurring backdrops in the films that have been engraved on our retinas. As if the cinema, this walking art, burrowing par excellence, was intimately made for the urban landscape bristling with towers, their pale neon lights and their gray-blue asphalt.
It is precisely on the cinematographic city that Close-Up is looking this year, a fine-looking Parisian festival, of which “l’Obs” is a partner and which takes place from 13 to 19 October everywhere in Ile-de-France (at Batignolles in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, but also in Chelles, Sceaux, Bagnolet …)
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Among an abundant program, the curious will be able to see, among others, the next film of Jacques Audiard, “the Olympiades”, but also documentaries like “I liked to live there” by Régis Sauder (with the presence of Annie Ernaux ) or films devoted to Washington, Lisbon, Istanbul, Brasilia, Shanghai …
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This year, Close-Up is also interested in Le Corbusier (“Bonne Maman et Le Corbusier”, by Marjolaine Normier), in contemporary China and in the brilliant Michael Mann.
All the program is here