The Carthage Film Festival (JCC) has just celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The dean of African and Arab Film Festivals remains an essential platform for the promotion of the cinematography for which it was dedicated; African and Arab Cinema.
The objective is to show the golden public of the JCC and our guests, new cinematographic experiences in our regions, but also in countries that are so similar to us and that we barely know...
The JCC will also be a tri-continental festival, with an emphasis on the extremely vibrant cinemas of Asia and Latin America. In order to do so, a particular Focus will honor Algeria, South Africa, Argentina and South Korea.
With its geographical and cultural proximity and its unaltered militancy for just causes, Algeria, this great country of cinema, has been an essential actor of the JCC since its creation.
From pioneers like Mohamed Lakhdhar-Hamina, Ahmed Rachedi, Merzak Allouache, Mohamed Chouikh and Yamina Bachir-Chouikh to the new wave with Lyes Salem, Yasmine Chouikh, Salem Brahimi, Karim Moussaoui and Sofia Djama, Algerian filmmakers are at home in Carthage.
For the last twenty years, South Korean cinema has been a must in the world's biggest festivals, winning prizes for the technical quality of its films and the power of its story telling.
Deeply rooted in its daily reality, this cinema of the Far East never ceases to explore bold political and social themes and will be a discovery for the Tunisian public, beyond movie-buffs.
For sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa has been invited by Carthage to share its multicolored cinema. The country which has one of the most important film industries in our continent will come to present a varied and vibrant cinematography, worthy of the Rainbow Nation.
Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans are many languages turned into images that will enchant the Tunisian public and connect directly the extreme northern and southern tips of Africa.
A special focus will be dedicated to cinema from Argentina, one of the most dynamic in the South American continent and one of the most promising in the Spanish-speaking world. Argentinian cinema presents an interesting mirror with the recent political history of the country.
This cinema, of exceptional quality, enjoys an increasing international recognition.
This important event will be organized in collaboration with the prestigious Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA) in Buenos Aires