Ten to fifteen feature films and ten short films will be presented in competition, from March 23 to 28, in front of a jury chaired by Michèle Laroque.
Originally scheduled in January, the comedy film festival of Alpe d’Huez (Isère) will finally be held from March 23 to 28, the organizers announced on Tuesday, explaining this postponement by “growing difficulties»Organization linked to the health context. “The festival and its interlocutors have never been in denial of the situation but they can only note the growing difficulties that are multiplying over the days for the organization of such a cultural and sharing event.“, They indicate in a press release.
The General Tour Agency (ATG), which organizes the festival, explains that a postponement was also the best solution “for its audience, its partners and for the shaken film industry“Because of the too great risks of”undergo an unknown timeline of new and sharp measures“. Its management also recalls that the recent postponement of the reopening of cinemas and cultural spaces welcoming the public has added to the uncertainty already surrounding the possibility that will be given to the Isère resort to offer festival-goers activities and events. catering services.
As every year, the festival will have 10 to 15 feature films and around ten short films in competition. Chaired by Michèle Laroque, its jury will be composed of the actress Jeanne Balibar, César for best actress in 2018, the actress Joséphine Japy (My stranger), director Ruben Alves (The golden cage and the very recent Miss) and comedian Malik Bentalha, seen in particular in Taxi 5.
Open to the general public and completely free, the event is considered by the film industry to be one of the only gatherings devoted to comedy in Europe. During its last edition, the 45 screenings welcomed 20,000 spectators over five days.