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The Invitation (L’Invitation)

Fabrizio Maltese
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Dokumentarfilme Menschenrechte & Gesellschaft 2022 79 min Luxemburg
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A desert journey

Fabrizio Maltese undertakes a physical and symbolic journey to meet Abderrahmane Sissako at the Mauritanian director’s invitation. The idea is to continue to make the film, Visage(s) d’Afrique, that Sissako Pol Cruchten had initiated together before the latter’s untimely death. But Sissako proves elusive, and Maltese allows himself to get lost in the desert with nothing more than a few scribbled notes jotted down on the piece of paper that was given to him by the two filmmakers.


  • Nicole Bintner
  • Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Mettou Lahy


  • Stephan Roelants
  • Fabrizio Maltese
  • based on an idea by Pol Cruchten and Abderrahmane Sissako


  • Fabrizio Maltese


  • Arnaud Mellet
  • Angelo Dos Santos
  • Loïc Collignon


  • Emre Sevindik


  • Red Lion


Freitag 03 März 2023 21:00
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Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : Französisch
Untertitel : Englisch
Screening : Public Screening

Fabrizio Maltese

Fabrizio Maltese
Fabrizio Maltese

Italian-born Fabrizio Maltese is a freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has worked as a stills photographer and also as a portrait photographer at many of the world’s major film festivals. His photos of actors and directors have appeared on magazine covers and at exhibitions around the world. He has so far made five documentary feature films.


  • L’Invitation (documentary) 2022
  • I fiori persi / Lost Flowers (documentary) 2021
  • California Dreaming (documentary) 2019
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