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Festivals & events

02 February 2016 à 14:50

A major prize and a standing ovation for French cinema at Sundance

The latest Sundance Film Festival, the most important independent film event in the world, ended on January 31. Several French stars glittered at the festival.

French cinema had a strong presence at the latest Sundance Film Festival, with a selection comprising several features and short films (coproductions included).

The short  Mother(s), by Maïmouna Doucouré (in the photograph alongside Sundance's figurehead, Robert Redford), continues its fabulous awards tour (after receiving an award at TIFF), by being selected as the recipient of the Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction. It is worth noting that 8700 short films were submitted for selection, and 75 were presented during the festival. 

Presented in the Premieres section (the last time a non-English language film had been selected for this strand was in 2003), Agnus Dei by Anne Fontaine received a very fine reception, including a standing ovation, and was probably the most appreciated and remarked upon foreign film in this year's selection.

Last but not least, the majority French documentary Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words by Thorsten Schütte, produced by Films du Poisson, immediately found an American distributor (Sony Pictures Classics).


Author : Communications

Latest update : 04 February 2016 à 14:50 CET

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Les Films du Poisson

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Executive Producer, Co-production, French distribution

Recent filmography : Summer Scars, Ukraine 1933 : Seeds of Hunger, X14, ...


Sony Pictures Classics

Activities :  Foreign distributor (feature film), Buyer (feature films)

Activities external to film production :  Video release (short films)

Recent filmography : One Fine Morning, Carmen, Frankie, ...

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Salt Lake City - Sundance International Film Festival - 2016

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : All films