Cinequest’s Film and Creativity Festival took place in San Jose and Redwood City from March 5, 2019 through March 17, 2019. This year’s edition aimed to focus more heavily on film and technology while also creating other creative experiences such as writing, art, and design. Cinequest wants to bring together Silicon Valley’s technologies and its spirit of innovation with the arts and connect various audiences, be they youth, artists, or innovators.
Of its over 130 World and U.S. premiere films, Cinequest featured several films produced in France, including:
Borderline by Anna Alfieri (in French)
Buy Me a Gun by Julio Hernandez Cordon
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote by Terry Gilliam
Our Madness by Joao Viana
Transit by Christian Petzold (in French)
Woman at War by Benedikt Erlingsson
Borderline, directed and produced by Anna Alfieri, focuses on a woman’s turmoil in a tumultuous time surrounding the break up of her first lesbian relationship and her struggle to find solace in her writing.
Transit, directed by Christian Petzold and adapted from the novel written by Anna Segher, follows the journey of Georg, a refugee on the run. He gives up everything for the ones that he loves and must deal with the consequences.
The Film Festival was closed out with The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which was partially shot in French and is director Terry Gilliam’s highly-anticipated film that has been almost thirty years in the making.
Check out Cinequest website et get ready for the 2020 edition!