This year's 13th edition of Mosaïques Festival of World Culture in London features a host of UK premieres, preview screenings, director Q&As and music at Ciné lumière, Rich Mix, Iniva and The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Presenting films from around 15 countries, the programme offers audiences a selection of the most outstanding new World Cinema, and continues to engage leading directors who bring a diverse range of cultures closer to home.
Film highlights include Abyssinie Swing (France/Ethiopia) by Ethiopiques creator Francis Falceto who will be in attendance, Circo (Mexico) which will be followed by a circus performance and party, Marock (Morocco/France) followed by a Q&A with director Laïla Marrakchi, a masterclass with Mosaïques patron Abdellatif Kechiche who will present his latest film Black Venus (France) and a preview screening of A Separation, the first ever Iranian film to be awarded the Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival.
For budding directors, look out for The Rainbow Collective which is offering the chance for 8 young film-makers to participate in an intensive week long film production workshop. Participants will, over the course of the festival, write, shoot and edit short films to be screened on the closing night of the festival.
Music highlights includes concerts featuring Kenyan, Haïtian and Ghanaian sounds from artists Winyo, Bélo and Wanlov the Kubolor at Rich Mix and Gypsy, Malian and Berber vibes from muscians Titi Robin, SMOD and Akli D who are all testimony to current world music talent.