The Shanghai International Film Festival is the biggest and longest running film festival in China and the country's only "Category A" event. This year, two French films will be presented in the festival's competition section.
The 18th edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival will be held from June 13 through 21, 2015, with two French productions competing for the coveted Golden Goblet: La Duchesse de Varsovie by Joseph Morder and The Night Watchman by Pierre Jolivet. Joseph Morder and his lead actors Andy Gillet and Alexandra Stewart will be in attendance to present their film.
The French director Philippe Muyl (The Nightingale) is a member of this year's jury, which is led by the Russian filmmaker Andrei Zviaguintsev.
Sophie Marceau will introduce Sex, Love & Therapy (presented in the Window on French Cinema section) and will also announce the winner of the Best Actor award at the festival's closing ceremony.
A large number of French films will also be showcased in the parallel sections:
Window on French Cinema
- Hippocrates by Thomas Lilti
- Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla
- Clouds of Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas
- Sex, Love & Therapy by Tonie Marshall
- Nobody from Nowhere by Matthieu Delaporte
- Bird People by Pascale Ferran
- Caprice by Emmanuel Mouret
- Cruel by Eric Cherrière
- Deux femmes by Vera Glagoleva (co-production)
- Now We're Alive by Thibault Arbre (co-production)
- Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz (co-production)
- Now or Never by Serge Frydman
- Marie Heurtin by Jean-Pierre Améris
- Brother by Teona & Thierry Grenade
- Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger & Samuel Theis
- May Allah bless France by Abd al Malik
- Turist by Ruben Östlund (co-production)
In addition to the main program, the festival will also include a retrospective of seven films by Jean-Luc Godard and a ceremony to commemorate the Allied victory, which will provide an opportunity to screen three films on the subject of World War II, including Army of Shadow by Jean-Pierre Melville.
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