Marea din mijloc

67 films in 10 categories
Jean-Marc Chapoulie

Photo Film


French, Arabic


Romanian, English

Original Title


La Mer du milieu




• 22 August, 20:30, REZIDENȚA BRD SCENA9


The film will be screened in the presence of: Jean-Marc Chapoulie

Jean-Marc Chapoulie

Jean-Marc Chapoulie is a French filmmaker and ”vidéaste”. From 1992 to 1999, he collaborated at the documentary series Cinéastes de notre temps. Beginning at the end of 1990s, Chapoulie puts forward his notion of ”Alchimicinéma”, hybrid screenings, sometimes conferences and performances, screenings and video installations. From 2006, he teaches at `École des beaux-arts` in Annecy.


The whole world is concerned about the migrant crisis, but only few are able to find a unique way to weigh in on the issue in a cacophony of sensational news stories, opportunist stances, oversimplifications and populist propaganda. Director Jean-Marc Chapoulie and writer Nathalie Quintane manage to find a voice by relating the issue of illegal migration to another hot topic of our era: the spread of surveillance camera and the questions this raises, both in terms of control over the  population, and of the ontology of moving images. Through anonymous internet footage, mostly long panoramic shots suddenly interrupted by a seemingly unexplainable zooms, the two travel from behind their computer screens all around the Mediterranean, showing us the mundane face of the “promised land” on whose shores so many people dream to land. The resorts, the scenery, the people captured during their daily activities are the same on both sides of the sea: despite what is being propagated by the most popular current political discourse, the breadth of the Mediterranean does not separate them, it brings them together. (by Liri Alienor Chapelan)

awards and festivals

FIDMarseille 2019 - Grand Prix de la Compétition française / Festival International du Cinéma Méditérranéen de Montpellier 2019


Baldanders Films


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Logistic partner: DHL
Digital Partner: Canopy
Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Center Bucharest

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