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13 March 2017 à 09:48

Michel Ocelot honored in China

Registering over 13,000 spectators in 2016, the Meetings with Francophone Cinema offer Chinese audiences the chance to see films that are not commercially released in their country, and which showcase the diversity and high quality of French-language productions.

This year's event is marked by the presentation of high-profile feature films, such as Fatima by Philippe Faucon, which won the César Award for Best Film in 2015, Hedi by Mohamed Ben Attia, winner of the Silver Bear at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, and My Life as a Courgette by Claude Barras, which was nominated for an Oscar this year. The 2017 program includes around twenty feature films and shorts from nineteen French-speaking countries.

The highlight of this year's event will be the presentation of the latest film by Michel Ocelot, Ivan Tsarévitch et la princesse changeante, accompanied by a retrospective of the filmmaker's work.

Michel Ocelot will travel to China to show his films (in Beijing, Shanghai, and Changchun). Taking part in the event from March 24 to 31, he will notably present Kirikou and the Sorceress and five short films: Les Trois inventeurs (1980), La Légende du pauvre bossu (1983), Le prince des joyaux (1992), La bergère qui danse (1992), and La belle fille et le sorcier (1992).

Michel Ocelot is a French filmmaker who has established himself as one of the great names of contemporary animation. Over the years, he has developed a highly personal style, utilizing techniques such as shadow theater. His prolific career has earned him a reputation as one of the key representatives of the French animation industry. He has been honored with a César Award for Best Animated Film, a BAFTA Award, and the Henri-Langlois Award for an Animated Film.

The complete program is available here.


Author : Communications

Latest update : 14 March 2017 à 09:48 CET

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