of Asian Cinemas
Martine Therouanne | General Manager
Jean-Marc Therouanne | Assistant Manager
Bastian Meiresonne | Creative Director
16 Rue du Dr Noël Courvoisier
Opening Ceremony of the 24th
Busan — South Korea
Vesoul — France
Les Cahiers du Cinéma
Korean Cultural Centre
Jan. — Feb. 2020
26th Edition of the Vesoul Film Festival of Asian Cinemas: "Liberty, Equality, Creativity"
Established in 1995, this festival promotes the diverse cinematography of the Asian continent, fosters cultural dialogue, and facilitates the discovery of 'the Other' through the medium of cinema.
From the Indian provinces to the cherry blossom-adorned streets of Tokyo, from the vibrant alleys of Jerusalem to the bustling metropolis of Beijing, the eclectic films showcased in the 26th edition of the festival transported the 32,000-strong audience to the far-reaching Tibetan landscapes, following the trailblazing path of Alexandra David-Neel. In 2020, Tibet took center stage as the main theme. This theme is depicted in the festival's poster, drawing inspiration from the intricate thangkas that hold significance in Tibetan Buddhist culture. These diverse elements come together in a collage that unfolds against the backdrop of the Indus River.
Photographs © Marie-Édith Burthey and Jean-François Maillot.
Vesoul, France — January 2020.