54th Locarno International Film Festival

France is represented by 10 films at the 54th Locarno International Film Festival, August 2-12, 2001.

The international competition includes 3 French productions: "Avec Tout mon Amour" by Amalia Escrivà, "Comment J’ai Tué Mon Père" by Anne Fontaine, and "Le Lait de la Tendresse Humaine" by Dominique Cabrera.
Furthermore, Africa is represented by a French co-production from Senegal, Alain Gomis’s "L’Afrance."

The festival’s “Filmmakers of the Present” section features 5 French films: "17, Rue Bleue" by Chad Chenouga, "Entre Nous" by Serge Lalou (starring Bruno Putzulu and Emilie Lafarge), "Imago" by Marie Vermillard, "Lokarri" by Jean-Pierre Grasset (starring Stéphane Rideau, Eleonore Gosset and Nicolas Abrahm), and "Step by Step" by Laurent Merllin. All screenings will be world premieres.

As a special event, the section will close with another world premiere, Mathieu Amalric’s "Le Stade de Wimbledon" (produced by Paulo Branco and starring Jeanne Balibar, Jean-Paul Franceschini, and Rosa De Ritter).

Finally, Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub will be honored with a tribute that includes a screening of their new film, "Operai e Contadini," an exhibition, and explorations of their work by Harun Farocki, Andreas Teuchert, and Jean-Charles Fitoussi.

"Sicilia! Si Gira" by Jean-Charles Fitoussi and "Child’s Play" by Laurent Tuel, meanwhile, will be screened out-of-competition.

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