3ème Édition 2017

Published 2017

This year 2017 the unusual film festival of Rennes the castle will devote itself exclusively to the hundredth anniversary of the death of the abbot saunière. 700 hundred books were written about him.

But who was he? A Cinematographic Hero?

A character so unusual living on «a hill bewitched» title of Jean Robin’s book … Rennes the castle, This alchemical funnel, this amplifier which expands to the Secret of the world as the name Georges Combes.

Was he a simple rebellious priest, a prey to his hierarchy, named in punishment in this little parish of the Aude and who would have discovered a treasure?

A royalist esoteric manipulated by the ecclesiastical state? The holder of secrets lying in manuscripts that he would have discovered and knew how to take advantage of?

Or simply a novel character coming out of the imagination of successful authors?

And as Gino Sandri says thisstory is totally fantastic.

For two days on August 9-10, 2017, Jacques Pradel’s flashlight will endeavor to enlighten us through an unusual round table with the appearance of trials with his Guests and films and documentaries will be screened.

Jacques Pradel and the screening of films and documentaries devoted to him.

A prize, awarded by a jury of personalities, will also reward the best short film (limited to 15 mn) on his life, his treasure, the domain of Rennes-le-Château. This contest is open to All.

Finally, exhibitions, conferences and events, which will be described in detail below, 11-12-13 august will be organized in parallel with the municipalities of Campagne-sur-Aude, Couiza, Sougraigne, Montazels, Rennes-les-Bains and Saint Paul-le-Fenouillet.

When the unusual happens in our lives.

Fanny Bastien and Geoffroy Thiebaut