The 6th French Film Season will light up the screens in Stockholm and Copenhagen from September 18 through December 12, 2006.
This year’s Film Season will present 19 French productions at the Zita cinema in Stockholm and the Grand Teatret cinema in Copenhagen: 7 titles in preview screenings, 9 titles awaiting distribution in Scandinavia, and 3 titles on re-release.
Following suit with previous years' Film Seasons, this edition has been organized and programmed by the French Embassy in Sweden, in collaboration with the French Embassy in Denmark, and in partnership with the Europa Cinema theater network, along with French exporters and Scandinavian distributors. Unifrance, TV5 World, and Air France are partners in the event.
Thanks to a successful relationship with their distributors at this time, Swedish and Danish spectators will have the chance to discover premiere screenings (in Stockholm) of “Indigènes” ("Days of Glory") by Rachid Bouchareb (Folkets Bio), “L'Ivresse du pouvoir” (“The Comedy of Power”) by Claude Chabrol (NonStop Entertainment), “Zaina, cavalière de l'atlas” by (“Zaina, Rider of the Atlas”) by Bourlem Guerdjou (NonStop Entertainment), and 18 short films from “Paris, je t'aime” (Sandrew Metronome). In Copenhagen, audiences will discover "La Moustache" by Emmanuel Carrère (Camera Film), "Le Temps qui reste” (“Time to Leave”) by François Ozon (Camera Film), and “Selon Charlie” (“Charlie Says…”) by Nicole Garcia (Camera Film).
Among films currently without a distributor in this territory, the following titles will be presented in exclusive screenings: "Les Amitiés Maléfiques" ("Poison Friends") by Emmanuel Bourdieu, "Bled Number One" by Rabah Ameur Zaïmeche, "Combien tu m'aimes?" ("How Much Do You Love Me?") by Bertrand Blier, "Les Mauvais Joueurs" ("Gamblers") by Frédéric Balekdjian, "Meurtrières" by Patrick Grandperret, "Palais Royal" ("Royal Palace”) by Valérie Lemercier, "La Raison du plus faible" ("The Right of the Weakest") by Lucas Belvaux, "13 - Tzameti" by Gela Babluani, and "Zidane, un portrait du XXIe siècle" by Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon. The latter film which will also be showcased at the "CPH:DOX" International Documentary Festival international in Copenhagen.
And finally, Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy "Three Colors" (“Blue,” “White,” and “Red”) will be presented in a re-release in Copenhagen only, in collaboration with the distributor Camera Film.
It is worth noting that in the first six months of 2006, the 5th French Film Season showed to packed houses in Stockholm on Tuesday evenings, and enjoyed strong audience participation in Copenhagen on Monday evenings. As in previous years, the 5th French Film Season benefited from weekly press coverage, as well as publicity through the universities and Scandinavian distributors. A number of titles secured a release in Sweden and/or Denmark as a result of the event.
Scandinavian distributors now consider the French Film Seasons as a barometer for audience reactions to films, and use the event as a launching platform for French films presented in preview screenings. The French Film Seasons are not a festival as such, but rather a program of films serving as a base notably for Scandinavian distributors of French films, from September through May each year.
For further information:
Christophe Louis, Regional Audiovisual Attaché (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
French Embassy in Sweden - SCAC - Kommendörsgatan 13 - Box 5296 - 102 46 Stockholm
www.francenordic.com – Tel. + 46 8 459 53 97 / Fax: + 46 8 459 53 89
Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST