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04 December 2020 à 14:04
28th French Film Festival in Japan
The 28th edition of the French Film Festival in Japan organized by UniFrance in partnership with the City of Yokohama, Nissan, and the Ambassade de France in Japan, was to be held at the end of June. Due to the global public health crisis, it now will physically take place in Yokohama from December 10 through 13. Ten feature films (and six shorts) will thus meet an audience with a passion for French cinema.
The 28th edition of the French Film Festival in Japan will bring together, as every year, a selection of recent French ﬁlms (including nine proposed by Japanese distributors).
If the Japanese muse of this edition is the actress Ryoko Yonekura, Isabelle Huppert will be the patron. The actress has sent a video message that will be screened on the opening night, Thursday, December 10, just before the screening of Jean-Paul Salomé's Mama Weed, the opening film of this edition, at the Aeon Cinema Minato Mirai in Yokohama (where the entire festival is taking place).
In order to better adapt to the reduced audience capacity stipulated by health measures, the opening screening will be coupled with a drive-in screening on the roof of the shopping mall where the cinema is located. A question-and-answer video with Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Paul Salomé will be shown after the film.
Other question-and-answer sessions, pre-recorded in Paris with the artists of all the films, will be presented after each screening.
Finally, a partnership with the Short Short Festival will allow a program of short films to be presented online, on the BSSTO platform, from December 5 to 18.
- Miss by Ruben Alves
- Funan by Denis Do
- Conviction by Antoine Raimbault
- Calamity by Rémi Chayé
- Gogo by Pascal Plisson
- Mama Weed by Jean-Paul Salomé
- Love at Second Sight by Hugo Gélin
- A Mermaid in Paris by Mathias Malzieu
- Perfumes by Grégory Magne
- Happy Birthday by Cédric Kahn
- Navozande, the Musician by Réza Riàhi
- All Cats Are Pink in the Dark by Guillaume Renusson
- Due West by Alice Douard
- The Shoreline by Sophie Racine
- Souvenir Souvenir by Bastien Dubois
- First Goodbyes by Mathilde Profit
The festival's official website
Latest update : 11 December 2020 à 14:04 CET
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