Series Mania OFF

The whole of Lille goes series mad! In addition to the main festival plenty of exciting series-related events are hosted by the various cultural and volunteer networks in the city and surrounding area. As such, we created the “SERIES MANIA OFF” label to spotlight all these initiatives that are bringing a new dimension to the event. Everyone is welcome!

Open Museum #5 TV Series

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Place de la République, Lille

SERIES MANIA invites you to the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille to shed new light on their collections. Find out how TV series draw inspiration from the history of art through extracts that provide a dialog with the works on show. Organized by the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille.

From 14 April to 16 July
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille
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© Tchack Production

The Natural History Museum, 19 rue de Bruxelles, Lille

Take a trip through time and space with animation star Petit Malabar and experience the Natural History Museum in Lille like you’ve never seen it before. This is a chance for young and old alike to learn more about the museum and its collection, including a special meteorite that is coming out of storage specially for the event. Organized by the Natural History Museum in partnership with Tchack Production.

Wednesday 2 May, from 3pm to 7pm 
The Natural History Museum, Lille
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The complete Out 1: Noli me tangere by Jacques Rivette

Cinéma l’Univers, 16 Rue Georges Danton, Lille

Experience Jacques Rivette’s eight-part 13-hour film in full, featuring an entire generation of French cinema including Éric Rohmer, Françoise Fabian, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Bernadette Lafont. This is a unique opportunity to see a restored version of this New Wave masterpiece in its entirety on the big screen. The screening takes place on Thursday 3 May in the presence of Véronique Rivette (the widow of Jacques Rivette), actress in the movie Hermine Karagheuz, and Pacôme Thiellement, (writer and specialist on the work). Organized in tandem with the team from Cinéma l’Univers and the Nayra association.

Tuesday 1 May, 5pm – Episodes 1, 2 & 3
Thursday 3 May, 7pm – Episode 4 and a discussion with Véronique Rivette, Hermine Karagheuz, and Pacôme Thiellement
Saturday 5 May, 3pm – Episodes 5, 6, 7, & 8

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Round-table debate: The impact of hip-hop on series

FLOW – Centre Eurorégional des Cultures Urbaines, 2 rue de Fontenoy, Lille

What influence has hip-hop had on cop and urban thriller series? How does it help convey a more authentic black subjectivity? What links are there between French rap and French series? These three topies will allow us to evaluate the impact of hip-hop on series, using video extracts to illustrate the debate, in the company of academics, critics, activists, and journalists.

Organized by FLOW in partnership with Célia Sauvage (Professor of Film Studies and Head of Teaching at the Sorbonne and specialist in American cultural studies) and the Trous d’mémoire company.

Friday 4 May, 2pm

Free admission, by reservation only from or tel. +33 (0)3 62 14 59 52
FLOW – 1 rue de Fontenoy – Lille
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Last Man masterclass

L’hybride, 18 rue Gosselet, Lille

SERIES MANIA comes to L’hybride for the evening, for a screening of several episodes of Last Man and a masterclass with director Jérémie Périn, writer Laurent Sarfati, and co-producer Matthieu Liégeois, to explore insights from the series.

Organized by Les Rencontres Audiovisuelles
The masterclass and screening will last approximately 2.5 hours.

Friday 4 May, 8:30pm, doors open at 7pm
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