Nine films will be presented in preview screenings organized in collaboration with their Czech distributors: House of Tolerance by Bertrand Bonello, The Assault by Julien Leclercq, Beloved by Christophe Honoré, The Fairy by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and Bruno Romy, Le Havre by Aki Kaurismaki, Lourdes by Jessica Hausner, Love and Bruises by Ye Lou, The War of the Buttons (II) by Christophe Barratier, and Robert Mitchum is Dead by Olivier Babinet and Fred Kihn.
The festival's competition section, Critics' Choice, will showcase nine films selected by Czech film critics: Balada Triste by Alex de la Iglesia, The Rabbi's Cat by Joan Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux, The Conquest by Xavier Durringer, Les Géants by Bouli Lanners, Free Men by Ismaël Ferroukhi, Jeanne Captive (The Silence of Joan) by Philippe Ramos, Children of the Princess of Cleves by Régis Sauder, The Long Falling by Martin Provost, and Tomboy by Céline Sciamma.
Spectators will vote to elect the winner of the Audience Award.
This 14th festival includes a new section this year devoted to productions by the television network Arte France, which will present five films co-produced by the network between 2009 and 2011. The festival will also feature its traditional Short Film Evening, the Cinema Success section, and a tribute to the French actor Jean Marais.
Held from November 24 to 30, the event will present 37 feature films and 8 short films at a total of 165 screenings.
The festival is hosted by the French Embassy in the Czech Republic, uniFrance Films, The French Institute in Prague, and the Alliance Française offices in the Czech Republic.
Latest update : 21 November 2011 à 12:18 CET