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30 September 2014 à 21:01
Juliette Binoche will be the guest of honor at the 12th edition the Morelia International Film Festival, which will take place from October 17 through 26, 2014 in this little village nestled between the Mexican capital and the coast, a jewel of colonial architecture classified a Unesco World Heritage site.
Binoche will present two films directed by Olivier Assayas: the Mexican premiere of Clouds of Sils Maria, along with Summer Hours. She will also give a masterclass, organized with support from the Institut Français.
On this occasion, she will receive the Medal of Merit (the country's most prestigious distinction for cinema) from the Filmoteca Unam (Autonomous National University in Mexico), the most important cinema institution in Latin America. Manoel de Oliveira, Terry Gilliam, Volker Schlöndorff, and Abbas Kiarostami have been previous recipients of this award.
Cinepolis, the festival's principal partner, is the biggest exhibitor in Latin America (and 4th in the world after American theater chains).
Created in 2003, The Morelia Film Festival's aim is to enrich a new generation of Mexican filmmakers by offering them a dynamic platform and a meeting point with fans of cinema from Mexico and around the world.
It has three competition programs (Mexican shorts, features, and documentaries) and a "Without Borders" section, which explores questions of nationality and geography, as well as questions relative to cinematographic form and innovation. A section is also dedicated to Mexican film pioneers, and it is worth noting that there is a strong presence of works from Mexican indigenous communities.
30 to 40 international films will have their Mexican premieres at the festival, and it should be noted that since 2008, Morelia is part of the AMPAS's "Short Films Awards Festivals List," allowing shorts awarded at the festival to be considered for nomination for the The Oscars.
Latest update : 30 September 2014 à 21:01 CEST