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31 March 2016 à 12:06
17th Francophone Film Festival in Greece
This year's festival will kick off in Athens from April 7 through 13, then will travel to Thessaloniki from April 14 through 20. Around thirty French films will be showcased in screenings attended by numerous guests. Maïwenn's film Mon roi will open the event in Athens, with a world premiere screening of Eric Lavaine's Back to Mom's scheduled as closing film.
Since its creation in the fall of 2000, the Francophone Film Festival has stamped itself as a key industry event in the Athens springtime cultural calendar, and this year will once again give Greek audiences the chance to see a wide variety of current French films as well as productions from other French-speaking countries.
Now in its 17th year, the Francophone Film Festival offers a comprehensive selection of titles that embrace the diversity, genres, styles, and themes of the French-speaking world in a 14-day event packed with screenings. With support from UniFrance, this event plays an important role in the acquisition of both French films and French-language films by local distributors.
The 2016 jury will be led by the French directors Delphine and Muriel Coulin, and includes the Greek movie industry figures Léda Galanou, Stefania Goulioti, Panayotis Evangelidis, and Spyros Yannaras.
The French artistic delegation will include Thomas Lilti, Pascal Tessaud, Laurent Larivière, Denis Dercourt, Virginie Efira, Raphaël Personnaz, Vincent Macaigne, Jalil Naciri, and Lionel Baier, as well as other festival guests whose names are yet to be confirmed.
The "Writings on the Screen" section (showcasing 5 films from filmmakers ranging from Melville to Rivette and Bresson) will be inaugurated with a master class led by Orestis Andreadakis, artistic director of the "Nychtes Premieras" Athens International Film Festival, editor-in-chief of CINEMA magazine, and of cinemag.gr.
The festival program will be completed by a cine-concert and screenings for young audiences. The competition section features 12 films, with a panorama section offering 21 films that include productions from Switzerland, Morocco, Romania, Quebec, and a Franco-Tunisian title.
- Boomerang by François Favrat
- The Sweet Escape by Bruno Podalydès
- News from Planet Mars by Dominik Moll
- Down by Love by Pierre Godeau
- SK1 by Frédéric Tellier
- The Very Private Life of Mister Sim by Michel Leclerc
- A Sense of Wonder by Eric Besnard
- The White Knights by Joachim Lafosse
- Memories by Jean-Paul Rouve
- The Visitors: Bastille Day by Jean-Marie Poiré
- Mon roi by Maïwenn
- Blind Date by Clovis Cornillac
- Phantom Boy by Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol
- La Vanité by Lionel Baier
- Too Close to our Son by Yves Angelo
- Brooklyn by Pascal Tessaud
- Raging Rose by Julia Kowalski
- Dicta Shot by Moktar Ladjimi
- En équilibre by Denis Dercourt
- Je suis mort mais j'ai des amis by Guillaume Malandrin, Stéphane Malandrin
- Je suis un soldat by Laurent Larivière
- I'm All Yours by Baya Kasmi
- The Scent of Mandarine by Gilles Legrand
- Disorder by Alice Winocour
- Irreplaceable by Thomas Lilti
- The Wakhan Front by Clément Cogitore
- A Perfect Man by Yann Gozlan
- Valley of Love by Guillaume Nicloux
Latest update : 04 April 2016 à 12:06 CEST
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