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10 October 2014 à 17:01

November is the month for French cinema in the Czech Republic

The 17th edition of the French Film Festival in the Czech Republic, a highly anticipated event on Prague inhabitants' cultural calendars, will throw the spotlight on Juliette Binoche and Benoit Jacquot.

The French Embassy in the Czech Republic, Institut Français in Prague and UniFrance films are once again organizing the traditional French Film Festival, which will take place in the fall in Prague and other regions in the Czech Republic.

The 17th edition (which will take place November 19-26, 2014, in Prague, in collaboration with Czech distributors) will present eight recent French films at premiere screenings, along with a selection chosen by Czech critics, a Benoit Jacquot retrospective, and a homage to Juliette Binoche.

8 premieres
3 Hearts by Benoit Jacquot (Opening Night film)
Two Days, One Night by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Violette by Martin Provost
Love Is the Perfect Crime by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu
Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) by Arnaud Desplechin
French Women by Audrey Dana
Marie Heurtin by Jean-Pierre Améris
Saint Laurent by Bertrand Bonello (Closing Night film)

9 films, yet to be released in the Czech Republic, selected by Czech critics for the Choice section
The Blue Room by Mathieu Amalric
The Search by Michel Hazanavicius
Gemma Bovery by Anne Fontaine
Geronimo by Tony Gatlif
In the Name of My Daughter by André Téchiné
De toutes nos forces by Nils Tavernier
Patchwork Family by Pascal Rabaté
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq by Guillaume Nicloux
La Jalousie by Philippe Garell

In collaboration with the Institut Français in Paris, and upon the occasion of the national release of 3 Hearts, the Benoît Jacquot Cycle comprises the following films: A Single Girl, Seventh Heaven, Adolphe, Right Now, Deep in the Woods, Villa Amalia, Farewell My Queen.

In conjunction with the recent release of Clouds of Sils Maria, the new film by Olivier Assayas, a Juliette Binoche Focus will pay homage to this actress, with the films The Horseman on the Roof, Certified Copy, Camille Claudel 1915, Elles, along with the documentary by Marion Stalens Juliette Binoche dans les yeux.

The Short Film Evening, (The Passenger; Beast; The Gray Chicken Exodus; Le Bout du film;Next To Last (Autumn 63); La Femme de Rio; My Sense of Modesty; Storm Hits Jacket; Baby Phone) prepared in collaboration with Christine Gendre of UniFrance, will take place in Prague in other regions (Brno, Ceske Budejovice, and new additions to this year's event, Hradec Kralove and Ostrava).

All information can be found at the festival's website (in French and Czech) and on the festival's Facebook page.

Author : Grégory Alexandre

Latest update : 30 October 2014 à 17:01 CET

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