Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Manifesta 13 Marseille was one of the only international biennials to take place during the global pandemic COVID-19, the biennial ended earlier than planned due to the second national lockdown

Philippe Pujol, FR

His second film, La fille qui ne voulait pas sortir, evolves as a reference to a classical musical romantic comedy that carries a tragedy in the core of its plot and disguise the social conditions with dance and music. The film discloses fictions and realities of inhabitants’ daily lives in Saint-Mauront district, considered to be one of the poorest neighbourhood of France. The fictional and real persona unveiled here is Célia, a young girl from the neighborhood with a tragic family story linked with murders. Her hopes and fears for a future life, her desires, her musical presence, those are a joyful and harsh immersion in a piece of France, a threatened laboratory of the living together.