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21 April 2016 à 16:57

French cinema is strongly represented across all sections at the Cannes Film Festival

For the 2016 edition, features produced by France represent more than half of the Competition titles in the Official Selection, 66% of the films selected for Directors' Fortnight and 85% of the films in Competition in Critics' Week.

Fifty features with a French production component (among which 31 are 100% French or majority-French productions) will be presented this year at the Cannes Film Festival.This very rich harvest confirms France as a crucial country in film production worldwide.

12 features in Competition in the Official Selection, plus 8 in Special Screenings (being the entire strand), 1 in Midnight Screenings, 8 films in Un Certain Regard, 9 films in Critics' Week (out of 12 films presented overall, Official Selection and Special Screenings), and 13 films in Directors' Fortnight (including the Opening Film). And this is without mentioning ACID, whose selection is traditionally always oriented towards French productions.

The result: Of the 80 features presented in the three main selections, 51 involve French participation in their financing (compared to 59 last year, out of a total of 93 features). France hence remains central to art cinema production worldwide.

Short films also have a strong showing, with nine films presented in these three same selections. This year, actors who have taken the step into directing stand out: Félix Moati will present his first short in the Official Selection, and Critics' Week will close with world premieres of short films by Sandrine Kiberlain and Laetitia Casta.
News focusing on French short films to be presented at Cannes will be posted soon.

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Author : Communications

Latest update : 12 May 2016 à 16:57 CEST

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ACID - Cannes - 2016

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Cannes International Critics' Week - 2016

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Theme : All films

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Cannes International Film Festival - 2016

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : International festival

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Directors' Fortnight - 2016

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : International festival