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Festivals & events

01 August 2013 à 20:44

French films head to Venice

A dozen French productions and co-productions have been selected at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, to be held August 28 through September 7, 2013.

Three established French directors are included in the prestigious Official Selection: Philippe Garrel, a veteran of the Venice Film Festival, with his film La Jalousie; Merzak Allouache with The Rooftops (Franco-Algerian co-production); and Amos Gitaï with Ana Arabia, which was shot in a single take. Xavier Dolan, who is better known on the Cannes red carpet, will present Tom à la ferme (a Franco-Canadian co-production), while Tsai Ming-Liang will introduce Stray Dogs (a Franco-Taiwanese co-production). The debut film by the Italian filmmaker Emma Dante, Palermo (a Franco-Swiss-Italian co-production), completes the French participation in the Official Selection.

In the parallel sections, Venice Days includes the debut film by Jean Denizot, La Belle Vie. The Orizzonti section presents a first-time work by Agnès b., which she dubs her "opera prima", entitled My Name is Hmmm... , as well as the new film by Robin Campillo, director of They Came Back, entitled Eastern Boys.

The Critics' Week selection features Salvation army by Abdellah Taïa (a Franco-Moroccan co-production) and Les Sœurs Quispe by Sebastian Sepulveda (a Franco-Argentinean-Chilean co-production).

And finally, a Franco-Brazilian co-production will be screened as closing film (presented out of competition). This 3D documentary entitled Amazonia was directed by Thierry Ragobert.

Author : Grégory Alexandre

Latest update : 01 August 2013 à 20:44 CEST

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