May 30th, 2010

International networking in Saint Malo

The 21st  edition of the French literary and film festival “Étonnants Voyageurs” took place in Saint Malo, Brittany, from May 22 to 24, 2010. More than 200 writers and filmmakers from 35 countries got together with publishers, book sellers and a passionated audience in that special city around pannels, discussions, exhibitions, films... While Russia, with an impressive line-up of authors and films was the guest of honor, Haitian writers played the starring role.

Anna Soler-Pont and Marc de Gouvenain from the Pontas team attended the festival and reinforced the international networking.


A special TGV train left Paris on Saturday May 21st with most of the participants on board and then returned from Saint Malo on Monday 24th. In the pictures, Anna with French actress Ariane Ascaride(amazing in all Robert Guédiguian's films such as Marius et Jeannette); and Philippe Matsas, Alain Claret and Ingrid Astier.


Writer and musician Wilfried N’Sondé with Marc de Gouvenain; and journalist and writer Fanny Germainwith Anna.


Asha Miró and Anna Soler-Pont launched the French edition of their novel, Traces de Santal (published by Éditions Buchet Chastel). In the pictures, with their publisher Marc Parent; and with Portuguese author represented by Pontas Tania Ganho.


All the authors and staff of the French Groupe Libella were invited to the Fort National for a drink and Atlantic sea fruits by the owner of that wonderful house of XVII century in an island just in front of Saint Malo in walking or swimming distance (depending on the tides!).