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26 June 2018 à 16:22

The Air France Audience Prize presented in Yokohama to C'est la vie!

This year's winner of the Air France Audience Prize is C'est la vie! by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, announced at the awards ceremony of the 26th French Film Festival in Japan.

For the third year, UniFrance and Air France have joined forces to present the Air France Audience Prize, this year in Yokohama. This award is given to the film chosen by Japanese audiences from among the feature films showcased at the French Film Festival in Japan.

In addition, a random draw was held of entries received from audience members to select the winner of a return trip for two to Paris. The film will be screened on Air France flights from October.

Following counting of the votes, the winner of this year's Air France Audience Prize was declared to be C'est la vie! This film follows in the footsteps of The Final Lesson by Pascale Pouzadoux, prize-winner in 2016, and Agnus Dei by Anne Fontaine in 2017.

The film's directors were in attendance at the festival, where their film was screened on the opening night in the presence of Fumiko Hayashi, mayor of Yokohama, and the filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. This prize once again demonstrates that the humor of the Nakache/Toledano directing duo continues to cross borders and cultures, often to the surprise of the directors, who are bowled over to see a theater on the other side of the planet from France laugh just as much as Parisian audiences at this—universal—comedy set behind the scenes at a lavish wedding.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 29 June 2018 à 16:22 CEST

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French Film Festival in Japan - 2018

Type : Unifrance festival

Theme : French films