After two postponements and an edition organized exceptionally at the end of August due to the pandemic, return to spring for the 4th edition in the capital of Flanders!

Series Mania, the Lille/Hauts-de-France international series festival, will return from March 18 to 25 in Lille and its region and Series Mania Forum (for professionals) from March 22 to 24.

"Two festivals in six months in times of Covid, it's really stiff", greeted the director general of the festival Laurence Herzberg, who announced the guests and the series selected this Thursday during a press conference at the UGC. Cinema City of Lille.

We will have to wait until March 1 to have all the details of the program, and prepare to book the sessions for free when the ticket office opens on March 8.

This year, it is not one but three posters that will promote the event which welcomed more than 54,000 spectators during the last edition on which two faces are superimposed, one male, the other female, either six emblematic characters from the series: Malotru (Matthieu Kassovitz) from

the Legends Office

and June (Elisabeth Moss) from

Handmaid's Tale,

Andréa Martel (Camille Cottin) from

Dix pour cent

and Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from

Peaky Blinders

, Joséphine Karlsson (Audrey Fleurot) for

Gears

and Luther (Idris Elba) for

Luther

.

58 series, including 30 world premieres

To develop this program, the Série Mania teams watched 331 series from 46 countries over the three months.

They selected 58 series, including 30 world premieres.

This year again, the series and meetings will be available online.

New for this edition, the Vidocq prize, launched by the Prefecture of the Hauts-de-France and North region, saluting the best French police series of the year, will be awarded for the first time in public at the Tripostal in Lille.

French actress Cécile de France, Turkish playwright, theater director and director Berkun Oya, German actor Christian Berkel, Israeli actress Shira Haas, and French singer Yseult will be part of the jury for the international competition.

Series Mania makes the suspense last, the president of this jury will be revealed very soon.

Anne Berest, novelist and creator of the excellent Arte

Mytho

series , will chair the 100% female international panorama jury, alongside Sofia Essaïdi, Sophie Deraspe and Roni Alter.

Political and societal series in the foreground

In terms of trends, political series are back with

We Own This City

, the long-awaited new series from

The Wire

creator , David Simon,

Oussekine

, the Disney+ series which will return to the Malik Oussekine affair and the CSO series

Sentinels

on Operation Barkhane in Mali.

The series also return to current issues: the ecological disaster with

Turbia

(Colombia), the integration of immigrants with

Outlaw

(Denmark), the work of content moderators on the Internet with

Je Ne Suis Pas Un Robot

(Quebec).

And of course, the series also return to the pandemic like season 2 of

In Therapy

, the American series

Station Eleven

, or even the German

Sunshine Eyes

on confinement.

In international competition, two series will represent France,

The World of Tomorrow

, the Arte series which looks back on the genesis of NTM, and

Sentinelles

, a breathless dive into the field of operation in Mali.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION


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In the French competition,

Chair Tendre

(FranceTV. slash),

Hors saison

(France 2/RTS),

Les Papillons Noirs

(Arte/Netflix),

Syndrome E

(TF1),

Reusss

(FranceTV. slash) and

Toutouyoutou

(OCS) are selected.

Twelve series from all over the world will be presented in the international panorama section 

Eight series with episodes of less than twenty minutes, presented exclusively and revealing the talents of tomorrow, will form the selection of short formats.

Series Mania is also returning to its night of comedies.

COMEDY NIGHTS


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Several new episodes of current series will be presented in preview.

Thus, there will be an HPI evening

(biggest serial success in recent years on TF1 and tour in the North), in the presence of Audrey Fleurot and Mehdi Nebbou.

Festival-goers will be able to discover unpublished episodes of the

Chronicles of Bridgerton

, the box of Shonda Rhimes on Netflix, of

In Therapy

, the success of Arte, in the presence of shrink Frédéric Pierrot, of

Atlanta

, of

The Opera

 and of

Doc

.

The new series of the creator of "Ten percent" in opening

Michael Hirst, the creator of the series

The Tudors, Vikings

and its sequel

Vikings: Valhalla,

Nathalie Baye (

Nox, Dix pour cent

), Mathieu Kassovitz

(Le Bureau des legendes

) and Isabelle Nanty (

Munch

) will be the guests of honor at the festival.

Conferences and exceptional meetings will punctuate the festival, the opportunity to exchange with the personalities present for the occasion and to deepen its serial culture.

Stéphane Bern will talk about royalty in the series, François Busnel, the host of

La Grande Libraire,

will discuss adaptations, Martin Hisrsh and Thomas Lilti (

Hippocrates

) will discuss the public hospital crisis and the director Ovidie will host a discussion on “Sexualities and series: a simulacrum of liberation”.

Among the personalities present, we can also note Fianso, Vincent Elbaz, Bérangère Krief, Niels Arestrup, Emmanuelle Béart, Kool Shen and Marina Hands.

The public will also be able to meet writers, including Michel Bussi and Joel Dicker.

Funny

, the new Netflix comedy signed by the creator of

Dix pour cent,

Fanny Herrero will open while

Oussekine

, Antoine Chevrollier's drama series for Disney + will close the festival.

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