For the second year running, the Göteborg International Film Festival along with Unifrance and the French Embassy in Sweden presented a “French Selection” at the event, held from January 26 through February 5. Once again, the program met with an enthusiastic response.
The following 30 French productions and co-productions were included in the line-up:
At the Height of Summer by Trân Anh Hùng, L'Année Suivante by Isabelle Czajka, Angosto by Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo, Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako, Cabaret Balkan by Goran Paskaljevic, The Battle of Chernobyl by Thomas Johnson, On Fire by Claire Simon, Chocolat by Claire Denis, Cyclo by Tran Anh Hung, The Way I Spent the End of the World by Catalin Mitulescu, Congorama by Philippe Falardeau, Dry Season by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Favorites of the Moon by Otar Iosseliani, The Buffalo Boy by Minh Nguyen Vo, Goya’s Ghosts by Milos Forman, The Man of My Life by Zabou Breitman, Gardens in Autumn by Otar Iosseliani, Lointain Secret by Alexandre Barry, The Scent of Green Papaya by Tran Anh Hung, No Man’s Land by Danis Tanovic, Orlando by Sally Potter, Who Killed Pasolini? by Marco Tullio Giordana, To Get to Heaven First You Have to Die by Djamshed Usmonov, Le Pressentiment by Jean-Pierre Darroussin, The Queen by Stephen Frears, Vagabond by Agnès Varda, Syndromes and a Century by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Urga by Nikita Mikhalkov, La Vie privée by Zina Modiano, Armenia by Robert Guédiguian.
After a successful trial event held at the 2005 Stockholm International Film Festival, the "French Selection," a program aiming to throw the spotlight on French productions and co-productions, has since traveled to Scandinavian international film festivals in Göteborg, Haugesund, Copenhagen, and Helsinki.
For further information: www.francenordic.com
Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST