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 Yokohama.
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.
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.