Rome, Thursday April 9th at 3 p.m.
The presentation of the award to the director Julie Bertuccelli will take place at the Quattro Fontane Cinema in Rome with a premier of the documentary “La Cour de Babel”
Bologna, Sunday April 12th at 8:45 p.m.
at the Cineteca di Bologna, Cinema Lumière
Following the screening of the documentary in Bologna, Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations has the pleasure of inviting you to attend a debate with Mariachiara Giorda, a scholar of the history of religions at Turin University and scientific coordinator of national and international research on religious pluralism in educational contexts and Marwa Mahmoud, educator and director of international educational opportunities and relations with schools for the Mondinsieme Centre in Reggio Emilia.
The 2015 RESET-DIALOGUES PRIZE
Multicultural education from Babel to dialogue
For the third year in a row the association Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations has cooperated with RendezVous, awarding a special prize to the author who, thanks to an original use of cinematographic language, has been able to portray a plural world, reprocessing concepts such as identity, diversity and dialogue. For years now the association has promoted an understanding of and respect for cultural diversity and opposes all forms of exclusivism, with its choral research and dialogue, acknowledging the importance of access paths to modernities that differ from European and American ones. For this reason too, the 2015 award will be presented to Julie Bertuccelli, who, with the documentary “La Cour de Babel”, a film that stands out thanks to its spirit of dialogue and intellectual openness to differences, addresses with great sensitivity the fundamental issues of language, childhood and integration in the schools of multicultural societies.
Born in 1968, Julie Bertuccelli started her career as assistant director to Krzysztof Kieślowski, Bertrand Tavernier, Otar Iosseliani and Emmanuel Finkiel. After the documentaries “La fabrique des juges ou les règles du jeu” (1998) and “Un monde en fusion” (2001), she directed “Depuis qu’Otar est parti…” (2003), which won the Grand Prix awarded by the International Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival and a César for the Best First Film. “The Tree” (2010), inspired by Judy Pascoe’s novel, was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. “La Cour de Babel” is distributed in Italy by Kitchen Film.
An appointment with new French cinema, Italy
The fifth edition of RendezVous, the festival dedicated to the newest films produced in France, will take place from April 8th to April 12th. As happens every year, the journey through the stories and faces of contemporary French films begins in the capital, to then travel with different focus and different guests to Naples, Palermo, Bologna, Turin and as of this year also to Lecce. An initiative presented by the French Embassy in Italy, this event is organised by the Institut Français Italia, in cooperation with uniFrance films and the participation of the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici.
For further information on the festival and the programme see