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26 January 2018 à 14:58

The French Film Festival in Japan hosted by UniFrance returns to Yokohama in June for its 26th edition

The French Film Festival in Japan, the oldest French film festival held outside France, will be back in Yokohama this year after celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. Founded in Yokohama by UniFrance in 1997, this annual event offers audiences a selection of French titles that have not yet been released in Japan, accompanied by a delegation of actors and directors who travel to the event to present their films.

The festival will gain new impetus in 2018, with 13 feature films to be screened in Yokohama in the presence of their directors and lead actors, who will be in attendance to meet with local audiences. Since its inception, the French Film Festival in Japan has been supported by many high-profile patrons, including Catherine Deneuve, Luc Besson, Claude Lelouch, Juliette Binoche, and Isabelle Huppert.
 
The lineup of films selected and the members of the French delegation for this year's festival will be announced in April. The 26th French Film Festival in Japan will take place from June 21 to 24, 2018.
 
The French Film Festival in Japan is organized by UniFrance in partnership with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and with the collaboration of the City of Yokohama and the French Embassy in Japan/Institut Français in Japan.
 
This year's festival will stand out as one of the highlights of celebrations held for the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and Japan in 2018. It will be one of the major events held in Yokohama during the French Month event, which will take place from June 14 through July 15, 2018, and which will provide an opportunity to celebrate the longstanding cooperation between our two countries thanks to French cinema and its legendary stars.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 26 January 2018 à 14:58 CET

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