It’s the classic (and last) catchphrase of the film Some like it hot, and we’d like to put the 2018/2019 edition of the IFFD under that patronage.
The enthusiasm that the festival generated as of its first edition goes to demonstrate its urgency and its utility.
This third edition will represent a new opportunity for anyone who’d still have prejudices, apprehensions or even fears toward disability – disabilities, to be accurate –, to come and open up to this parallel universe… that we actually share.
We invite you all to discover true film gems. Something along the lines of “everything you’ve always wanted to know about disabilities but were afraid to ask”, as Woody Allen could’ve said (Woody Allen who wrote Hollywood Ending, a film portraying a – momentarily – blind director!) As you can see, we like to take references in films, because what we are doing here is first and foremost a “film festival”, not a medical symposium).
Through these films, we hope you’ll experience different and surprising emotions. Tenderness, humour, exceptional lives, beauty… And behind the camera, directors from all over the world, all bringing along their personal and cultural vision.
This is how, without even realising it, you can change the view on disability. That’s at least our ambition and our hope.
founder and director of the IFFD