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Festivals & events

22 March 2007 à 13:02

USA: VCU French Film Festival

A delegation of 26 French actors and directors led by Claude Miller will travel to Richmond, Virginia, for the 15th edition of the VCU French Film Festival, to be held from March 28 through April 1st, 2007.

Delegation members
Abderrahmane Sissako
Alexandre Mehring
Béatrice Pollet
Cédric Kahn
Chantal Banlier
Florence Moncorgé-Gabin
Gérard Krawczyk
Gregori Derangère
Guillaume Martinez
Jacques Richard
Jean Marboeuf
Josiane Balasko
Julien Lecat
Karl Zero
Laurent Tuel
Matthieu-David Cournot
Michel Royer
Olivier Ayache-Vidal
Olivier Gastinel
Philippe Lioret
Samuel Tourneux
Sandrine Le Berre
Slony Sow
Stéphanie Machuret
Violaine Bellet

The line-up of 12 feature films and 12 short films:
Feature films:
It’s Our Life! by Gérard Krawczyk
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako
Nos jours heureux by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache
L’Avion by Cédric Kahn
Le Passager de l’été by Florence Moncorgé-Gabin
Jean-Philippe by Laurent Tuel
The Man of My Life by Zabou Breitman
Poison Friends by Emmanuel Bourdieu
Coup de sang by Jean Marboeuf
Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac by Karl Zéro and Michel Royer
Je vais bien ne t’en fais pas by Philippe Lioret

Short Films:
Bonbon au poivre by Marc Fitoussi
Coup de foudre by Vincent Primault and Hédi Tillette de Clermont Tonnerre
Qui sommes-nous? by Béatrice Pollet
Demain la veille by Julien Lecat and Sylvain Pioutaz
Gratte-papier by Guillaume Martinez
Matopos by Stephanie Machuret
Voie d’eau by Matthieu-David Cournot
Même les pigeons vont au paradis by Samuel Tourneux
Périphérique blues by Slony Sow
Le Petit Martin by Violaine Bellet
Made in Taiwan by Alexandre Mehring
Mon dernier rôle by Olivier Ayache-Vidal

Two Masterclasses in the lead-up to the festival:
On March 28 and 29, a tribute to Henri Langlois will be held focusing on the film Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque by Jacques Richard. A Round table discussion will also be held in the presence of the director, along with the film critic Jean Roy, and the American director Rob Tregenza.
On March 30, Gérard Krawczyk will present a “Cinema Lesson" entitled "Diversity in Filmmaking: Independent Cinema and Commercial Film Productions."

The event organization
All the film screenings and the masterclasses will be held in the Byrd Theater, a magnificent 1,400-seat theater dating from the 1920s, located in the heart of the cultural and commercial hub of Cary Town (2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, USA).

For further information: www.frenchfilm.vcu.edu

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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