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Theme: Honey

  • Friday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m.Honey (Bal) by Semih Kaplanoğlu
  • Saturday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m.Honey Land by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska


Each last weekend of the month from October to March, LUMA Arles organizes a series of screenings followed by discussions at the Parc des Ateliers.

These films will explore the relationships between humans and non-humans, interspecies relations, mythologies, and the natural world. Focusing on a different theme each month, these sessions are part of a proposal that also includes exchanges with speakers, researchers, filmmakers, and the audience, on how these films contribute to changing our perceptions.

November's theme: Desert

Friday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar

Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, United Kingdom | 2014 | 1h40
Original version: Arabic / Subtitles: French

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Last-minute tickets: on site before each screening, subject to availability.

Saturday, November 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Fragments from heaven of Adnane Baraka
France, Morocco | 2022 | 1h24
Original version: Arabic and French / Subtitles: French

Looking for stones in the vastness of the Moroccan desert may seem absurd. Unless they're sky stones, with the power to transform the lives of those who find them. Mohamed – the nomad – and Abderrahmane – the scientist – comb through the arid lands looking for meteorites, each with its own powers.

Following the screening, a discussion will take place with Pauline Julier, artist and Maïa Hawad, researcher, Jean-Michel Frodon film critic, journalist and teacher at Sciences Po, and moderated by Martin Guinard, Curator at LUMA Arles and Salma Mochtari, Research Associate at LUMA Arles.

Last-minute tickets: on site before each screening, subject to availability.


JANUARY⎟Theme: Honey
Friday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m.: Honey (Bal) by Semih Kaplanoğlu
Saturday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m.: Honey Land by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska

FEBRUARY⎟Theme: Coal
Friday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.: King Coal by Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Saturday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m.: Coal Money by Wang Bing

MARCH⎟Theme: Swamp
Friday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.: The Towrope by William Vega Donneys
Saturday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m.: Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin

The series of screenings has been curated by Rasha Salti, Independent Curator, Jean-Michel Frodon, Film Critic with Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, LUMA Arles, Martin Guinard, Curator, LUMA Arles and Salma Mochtari, researcher associate, LUMA Arles.


Rasha Salti is a researcher, writer and curator of art and film based in Beirut and Berlin. At present, she is the commissioning editor for the experimental documentary program “La Lucarne” for Arte France.

Jean-Michel Frodon is a film critic, journalist and teacher at Sciences Po. He is the author of thirty books on cinema, and was notably head of the Cinema section at Le Monde and director of Cahiers du Cinéma.

In 2022, during the first Lucid Intervals session, Rasha Salti and Jean-Michel Frodon talked to us about this program. Victor & Simon


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