Sun 25 Aug - Wed 2 Oct

In the Eyes of the Law

Festivals & Series

We are launching a new series of films on justice, spreading out over several months, aims to provide a small panorama of the wide range of existing films on the theme, a central preoccupation of cinema ever since Georges Méliès’s seminal 1898 film The Dreyfus Affair.

Offering both a historical perspective and a contemporary outlook on justice, our new series In the Eyes of the Law, brings films in which justice is addressed, through three main topics:
– the portrait of “women of justice” and women facing justice (So help me God, Sisters in Law)
– justice in time of crisis: delivering justice sometimes also means resisting a political system or trying to respond to its failures (Z, In the Name of the Father, The Confession)
– the trial in all its aspects (12 Angry Men, The Truth): is the trial only a theatre where everyone plays a role or is this a moment of truth? And does the doubt really benefit the defendant?

We are thus aiming to provide a platform for discussion in the presence of filmmakers, lawyers, judges and academics, including Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot, judge Anne Gruwez, Richard Horwell QC, and lawyer Antoine Vey.

To continue in Oct & Nov

Programme

La Vérité

Sun 25 - Wed 28 Aug

In the Eyes of the Law

Special Screenings

Z

Sun 1 - Wed 4 Sept

In the Eyes of the Law

Classics

12 Angry Men

Sun 8 - Tue 10 Sept

In the Eyes of the Law

Classics

In the Name of the Father

Sun 22 - Tue 24 Sept

In the Eyes of the Law

Classics

L’Aveu

Sun 29 Sept - Wed 2 Oct

In the Eyes of the Law

Classics

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