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March 6th, 2019 - Le Grand Bal

Le Grand Bal evokes joy of communal dance

The new documentary Le Grand Bal, directed by Laetitia Carton, is a film that sneaks up on you. At first, it looks like a study of a specialised, even obscure subject: an annual folk-dance festival held since the 1980s on an old farm at Gennetines in central France.
 
Each summer, thousands of visitors from all walks of life flock to be part of this week-long event, living communally and dancing through the night, like villagers in olden times at weddings or after the harvest.

Last updated on Wednesday March 6th 2019

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