In photos, the opening ceremony of the Series Mania Festival in Lille

The Series Mania Festival is back in Lille for a week entirely devoted to series from around the world. The opening ceremony got the ball rolling.

Six months after its last edition, Series Mania Festival returns to its quarters in Lille and returns to its usual slot, in March, to celebrate the art of series around the world. In detail, the organizers watched no less than 331 series from 46 countries. And among all these fictions, 57 were selected, including 29 world premieres.

The red carpet of the opening ceremony of Séries Mania

As in 2021, comedian and actress Daphné Bürki hosted the opening night, which was held in the New Century auditorium, in Lille, and was broadcast live on Culture Box. It’s Netflix Comedy Funnya new project from the creator of Ten percentFanny Herrero, who opened the festivities.

On stage, the general director of the festival, Laurence Herszberg, recalled the strong themes of this eminently political edition, recalling that series are constantly examining the world. Invited to chair the jury of the international competition, Ukrainian producer Julia Sinkevych paid tribute to the courage and cultural strength of his country. Standing ovation, the highlight of the evening.

On the red carpet, the invited personalities caused a sensation. Among them, Audrey Fleurot, essential star of the series, who embodies the character of Morgane Alvaro in HPI. But also Fanny Herrero, accompanied by her actors from Funny, Mariama Guye, Younes Boucif, Elsa Guedj and Jean Siuen; the enthusiastic team of tender flesh, the new series by Yaël Langmann; and the members of the jury like the writer and screenwriter Anne Berest, the singer Yseult or the actress Shira Haas, formidable in Unorthodox .