From December 9 through 15, 2015, the Berlin French Film Week will present 13 French films to audiences in Berlin in the presence of key film crew members, in preview screenings in the lead-up to the films' release in Germany. This event will once again be an occasion to highlight the rich diversity of French film production, which is traditionally highly appreciated across the Rhine. The following directors, actors, and actresses will travel to Berlin for this year's event: Guillaume Nicloux, Catherine Corsini, Clotilde Courau, Bruno Podalydès, Daniel & Emmanuel Leconte, Melvil Poupaud, and Deniz Gamze Ergüven.
The festival will open on December 9 with a screening of Valley of Love by Guillaume Nicloux, held in the director's presence. One week later, a screening of Summertime by Catherine Corsini will close the event. These two screenings will be held at the Kino International, while all other festival screenings will be held at the Cinema Paris.
Films presented in preview screenings:
Fidelio, Alice's Journey by Lucie Borleteau
Francofonia by Alexandre Sokurov
Lolo by Julie Delpy
Mon roi by Maïwenn
In the Shadow of Women by Philippe Garrel
I'm All Yours by Baya Kasmi
Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Microbe and Gasoline by Michel Gondry
The Sweet Escape by Bruno Podalydès
Je suis Charlie by Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte
This year will feature a screening of a restored print of 1789 by Ariane Mnouchkine, which is scheduled to be re-released in Germany thirty years after its last screening.
This year's "New French Cinema" section honors Serge Bozon and Axelle Ropert (in their presence), two representatives of the new generation of film critics who have stepped behind the camera.
The journalist Jean-Michel Frodon will host a roundtable devoted to "film buffs" as part of a program showcasing five debut films.
For the first time this year, the French Institute will make a meeting space available for film directors to meet with German audiences.
The complete program is available at the Berlin French Film Week website.
A VOD extension
An online extension of the Berlin French Film Week will be offered to viewers on the Watchever SVOD platform, with the following 11 French films available for viewing between December 1, 2015, and January 12, 2016: