For the first time this year, uniFrance Films and the French Embassy in Berlin are teaming up to present the French Film Week, to be held December 1 through 7, 2011, in Berlin.
The ten French films to be showcased at this 11th edition of the event are all slated for release in German theaters in upcoming months: Untouchable (opening film), Declaration of War (closing film), Chicken with Plums, The Artist, The War of the Buttons (II), Sarah's Key, Snows of Kilimanjaro, Nobody Else But You, The Fairy, and the Franco-German co-production Et si on vivait tous ensemble?.
Two films that have not as yet secured distribution in Germany, The Rabbi's Cat and A Cat in Paris, will be presented at public screenings held in the presence of German distributors, as well as at a master class held at the Berlin Film School DFFB and film education workshops organized by uniFrance Films as part of its policy of developing film awareness programs for young people.
Three French films from the first uniFrance Online Film Festival (My French Film Festival) in 2011 will also be showcased at the French Institute in Berlin to coincide with the announcement of the festival's second edition to be held in 2012.
Bolstered by the presence of creative crew members from the films presented, the event will be held for the first time this year in four Berlin theaters, thus enabling screenings to appeal to a wider audience than in previous years.
French artists will take part in a press junket with journalists from a number of German Länders, or provinces, thus launching the promotional campaign for their films on a national scale.
Concerts by Lyre le Temps and Irène Jacob, jointly hosted by uniFrance Films, the French Institute in Berlin, and the Export Bureau for French Music will provide an occasion to highlight our shared commitment to promoting culture beyond our national borders.