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The Prayer; The International Paris documentary film festival

By Rosslyn Hyams

In this month's Cinefile, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams talks to the director of the award-winning French film, La Prière, The Prayer, Cédric Kahn. And she also speaks to Jeroen Eisinga, Dutch art documentary-film maker at the international Paris documentary film festival, Cinéma du Réel which was started 40 years ago by Jean Rouch.

Love smoulders in Cold War and embers refuse to die in L'amour Flou

A compassionately splendid The Happy Prince, in We the Coyotes, LA tests young love

Young men make tough, clear choices in 'Shéhérazade' and 'Sauvage'

Martel's colonial, absurd and splendid 'Zama' and Silver's rare Franco-US coprod 'Thirst Street'

Lav Diaz's dark Season of the Devil, Samuel Collardey's luminous A Polar Year

Cannes Film Festival awards and The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Is Gemma Arterton a happy woman; Walid Mattar follows the Northern Wind

Two wrongs don't make a right in the tense movie, The Insult

A unique look at war in Philippe van Leeuw's In Syria and Raoul Peck's lesser-bearded The Young Karl Marx

Egypt in the foreground and background In the Last Days of the City

Nothingwood - a French filmmaker's take on an Afghan film star

Cannes Film Festival makes space for Andrew Steggall's Departure along with Abel Ferrara's Alive in France