With all these exciting Olympic events around the corner, the Mosaïques Festival will give it a miss this year. But keep an eye on the Ciné lumière & Institut français activities which often bring world cinema and music at the centre stage. Add us on Facebook as we will keep you posted about great world culture events organised by our friends. The Mosaïques Festival will come back in 2013 with an even more exciting line-up of events!
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Mosaïques Festival 2011
This year's 13th edition of Mosaïques Festival of World Culture in London featured a host of UK premieres, preview screenings, director Q&As and music at Ciné lumière, Rich Mix, Iniva and The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Presenting films from around 15 countries, the programme offers audiences a selection of the most outstanding new World Cinema, and continues to engage leading directors who bring a diverse range of cultures closer to home.
Film highlights included Abyssinie Swing (France/Ethiopia) by Ethiopiques creator Francis Falceto who was in attendance, Circo (Mexico) which was followed by a circus performance and party, Marock (Morocco/France) followed by a Q&A with director Laïla Marrakchi, a masterclass with Mosaïques patron Abdellatif Kechiche who presented his latest film Black Venus (France) and a preview screening of A Separation, the first ever Iranian film to be awarded the Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival.
The Rainbow Collective which offered the chance for 8 young film-makers to participate in an intensive week long film production workshop. Participants, over the course of the festival, wrote, shot and edited short films that were screened on the closing night of the festival.
Music highlights included concerts featuring Kenyan, Haïtian and Ghanaian sounds from artists Winyo, Bélo and Wanlov the Kubolor at Rich Mix and Gypsy, Malian and Berber vibes from muscians Titi Robin, SMOD and Akli D who are all testimony to current world music talent.