The Open Reel represents now the last two films directed by Paul Vecchiali: White Nights on the Pier, Locarno 2014 – Competition, winner of the Boccalino d’Oro Award for the Best Direction, and Wrong Harmonies, recently premiered at last FidMarseille.


Paul Vecchiali’s cinema takes as a starting point the French cinema of the 1930s, with an experimental and autobiographical tone. His best-known films are arguably Rosa La Rose and Encore. His films are notably low-budget. In 1987, he became the first director to link AIDS to homosexuality in a French film with his film Encore. He is also known for Wonder Boy De Sueur et de sang (1994), Once More (1988) and Corps a coeur (1979).