Press 19 JUL 2018

Mitra by Jorge León awarded at FidMarseille

Presented in Competition at the 29th edition of FIDMarseille, Mitra by Jorge León has been awarded the Prix Marseille Espérance.

Mitra is a hybrid work at the borders of different disciplines :

Winter 2012 - Interned against her will in a psychiatric hospital in Tehran, Iranian psychoanalyst Mitra Kadivar begins a correspondence by email with Jacques-Alain Miller, founder of the World Association of Psychoanalysis.
Summer 2017 - an artistic team creates an opera inspired by these exchanges while absorbing the reality of a psychiatric hospital

Mitra is produced in Belgium by Thank You and Goodnight and in France par Films de Force Majeure in coproduction with Present Perfect, Sophimages, Magellan Films, CBA, Le Fresnoy, Lyon Capitale TV, RTBF, with the support of Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Flanders Film Fund and Tax shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.

Jorge León studied film at the INSAS in Brussels. He soon became interested in the practice of documentary-making. He has crossed paths with  many great performing artists (Olga De Soto, Meg Stuart, Benoît Lachambre, Simone Aughterlony). This led to numerous joint artistic projects. His most recent productions - Before we go (2014), Vous êtes servis (2010) and 10 min. (2009) - have been widely shown on the international festival circuit and have been awarded many prizes (including the FIPRESCI Prize, the prix de la critique internationale, in 2015). Jorge is also the author and director of a stage version of MITRA, which premièred during the May 2018 edition of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

Every year in early July, the FIDMarseille —Marseille International Film Festival— proposes a programme of 150 films to approximately 25,000 spectators, in cinemas, theaters, libraries, art galleries, and in open-air amphitheaters throughout the city. The festival presents a large number of films in their world premiere as well as first films. Today, the FIDMarseille is recognized as a source of new cinemas, both documentary productions as well as fiction films.