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30 March 2016 à 11:13
6th Rendez-Vous with New French Cinema in Rome
The sixth edition of Rendez-vous with New French Cinema in Rome will take place from April 6 through 11, 2016. An initiative of the Ambassade de France in Italy, the event is organized by the Institut Français in Italy, in collaboration with UniFrance, and with the participation of the Académie Française in Rome (Villa Médicis).
The program, screening in four different places, allows local audiences to explore contemporary French cinema in all its diversity, from arthouse to mainstream films. As is the case each year, the screenings will followed or preceded by discussions, encounters, or masterclasses with French and Italian artists.
In keeping with earlier editions, the stories and faces of contemporary French cinema will travel, in the company of many guests, to Naples, Palermo, Bologna, Turin, Lecce, and, for the first time, Florence and Bergamo.
The delegation and guests
A delegation of twenty French talents (actors, directors, producers) will travel to the event, among whom Roschdy Zem, Christian Carion, Philippe Le Guay, Benoit Jacquot, Eva Husson, Philippe Faucon, Virginie Efira, Emmanuel Mouret, and Dominik Moll.
Italian directors and actors will be attending the Opening Night and the Ambassade de France Gala: Matteo Garrone, Emanuele Crialese, Valeria Golino, Giulia Bevilacqua, Claudio Cupellini, Elio Germano, and Jasmine Trinca.
These Rendez-Vous are also the occasion for a morning of professional meetings coordinated between France and Italy. This will take place on April 7 at the Casa Del Cinema, and film industry professionals will be invited, along with the press.
- A roundtable discussion: "The Italian 'Film Law' and its French inspiration: the issues at stake in its definition and its application." Producers Anne-Dominique Toussaint (Les Films des Tournelles) and Frédéric Brillion (Epithète Films) will be present, accompanied by Julien Ezanno from the CNC.
- A debate: "Exporting a film: how can the local success of an Italian or French comedy be transferred to the international market?" Amongst others, Silvia Simonutti from Wild Bunch International will be attending and Éric Lartigau, director of The Bélier Family.
The selection of the 2016 edition:
- Fatima by Philippe Faucon
- Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) by Eva Husson
- Caprice by Emmanuel Mouret
- This Summer Feeling by Mikhaël Hers
- Monsieur Chocolat by Roschdy Zem
- News from Planet Mars by Dominik Moll
- Come What May by Christian Carion
- Florida by Philippe Le Guay
- Good Luck Sam by Farid Bentoumi
- Disorder by Alice Winocour
- Microbe and Gasoline by Michel Gondry
- Irreplaceable by Thomas Lilti
- The Three of Us by Kheiron
- Saint Amour by Gustave Kervern, Benoît Delépine
- Un début prometteur by Emma Luchini
For the second year, there will be an extension to the festival online
For three days, from April 2 to April 5, the site mymovies.it will offer, as a complement to the selection screening in theaters, four films from the 2016 MyFrenchFilmFestival.com lineup. The films will be distributed for free in virtual theaters: the first people to subscribe will get "first seats." The four films will then be available to subscribers to the platform for three months.
- All About Them by Jérôme Bonnell
- Blind Date by Clovis Cornillac
- Summertime by Catherine Corsini
- French Blood by Diastème
Andrea Occhipinti to receive the French Cinema Award*
On April 6, during the Rendez-Vous with New French Cinema in Rome, UniFrance will give the French Cinema Award* to Andrea Occhipinti. The award will be presented by Chiara Mastroianni, the patron of this sixth edition, and Isabelle Giordano, UniFrance's General Manager, during the Opening Night ceremony at the Ambassade de France in Rome, in the presence of the French Ambassador, Catherine Colonna.
With this award, UniFrance wishes to honor a leading personality from the Italian film industry who has raised the profile of French cinema throughout the world. Andrea Occhipinti, via Lucky Red, the company he set up in 1987, has distributed more than 80 French films in Italy to date. With the recent release of The Little Prince (a film that Occhipinti also coproduced), which has attracted more than 1,500,000 spectators in Italy, he has enjoyed his greatest success to date with a French film.
*The prestigious cleary crystal award is hand-crafted at the legendary Saint-Louis crystal manufacturing house, which was founded in 1586 and remains a symbol of French standards of excellence and expertise. Created from a ball of fire and human breath, Saint-Louis crystal vibrates with all the talent inherited from history while taking inspiration from the extraordinary creative fantasy of current trends. Every day, the Cristallerie Saint-Louis produces exceptional pieces created by master glassmakers and glasscutters who are among the Leading Craftsmen of France. The French Cinema Award is one of these pieces.
Latest update : 05 April 2016 à 11:13 CEST
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