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Rémi Bonhomme

Rémi Bonhomme

France

Film Festival

TFL

Decision Maker 2017
Decision Maker 2016
Decision Maker 2015
Decision Maker 2014
Decision Maker 2013
Decision Maker 2012

biography

Born in 1977, Rémi Bonhomme graduated in polical science and cultural management in France and Germany.

He has collaborated with La Semaine de la Critique since 2003 and was appointed Programme Manager in 2009. In 2014 he launched in collaboration with the TorinoFilmLab, Next Step, a program dedicated exclusively to the filmmakers selected at La Semaine de la Critique with their short films, to support their transition to feature film.

Based between Paris and Beirut, Rémi is also board’s member of Metropolis Art Cinema and cofounder of the company MC Distribution (Lebanon).

He was associate producer on the Lebanese feature film Every Day is a Holiday by Dima El-Horr, which premiered at Toronto Festival in 2009. Remi also collaborated as consultant with festivals such as Doha Tribeca Film Festival or Bird's Eye View (London) and served as Jury in Busan, Morelia, Thessaloniki, Los Cabos, Durban and Buenos Aires’ Festivals.

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La Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week): where discoveries are made at the Cannes Film Festival

Parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, la Semaine de la Critique has steadfastly remained true to its tradition of discovering new talents. Ever since it was conceived by the French Union of Film Critics in 1962, the objective of la Semaine de la Critique has been to showcase short films as well as first and second feature films by directors from all over the world. A reflection of a mix of demand and curiosity, which distinguished film critic, la Semaine de la Critique intends to explore and reveal the new creation through a selective programme of 10 short and 10 feature films.

Chris Marker, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean Eustache, Philippe Garel, Carlos Diegues, Barbet Schroeder, Ken Loach, Leos Carax, Amos Gitai, Wong Kar Wai, Arnaud Desplechin, Guillermo del Toro, Jacques Audiard, François Ozon, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu or even Gaspar Noé : they all started at La Semaine de la Critique.

In the recent years, being a true discoverer of new talents helped La Semaine bringing to light and awarding films like Las Acacias by Pablo Giorgelli, Declaration of war by Valérie Donzelli, Take Shelter by Jeff Nichols, Salvo by A. Piazza and F. Grassadonia, The Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra, The Kindergartenteacher by Nadav Lapid, It Follows by David Robert Mitchell, The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Paulina by Santiago Mitre or Raw by Julia Ducournau.

In 2014, La Semaine de la Critique created in collaboration with the TorinoFilmLab, Next Step, a program dedicated exclusively to the filmmakers selected as part of its short films competition to support their transition to feature film.