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Festivals & events

02 September 2005 à 13:02

French connection at the 30th Toronto International Film Festival (September 8-17, 2005)

For its 30th edition, the Toronto Festival will be welcoming around 500 guests and will offer industry professionals and the public the chance to see over 100 world premieres.

France is traditionally well represented at this event. This year, the various sections of the festival have selected some 22 French feature films and 20 co-productions.

"L’Enfer" by Danis Tanovic will be one of the highlights of the festival, presented at a gala screening. "Caché" ("Hidden") by Michael Haneke and "L’Enfant" ("The Child") by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium/France) will be screened in the Masters Section. In the Visions Section, audiences will have the opportunity to discover "L’Annulaire" ("The Ring Finger") by Diane Bertrand, "Frankie" by Fabienne Berthaud, "Gabrielle" by Patrice Chéreau, "Les Saignantes" by Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Cameroon/France), "La Trahison" by Philippe Faucon and "Un couple parfait" by Nobuhiro Suwa. In the Contemporary World Cinema section dedicated to up-and-coming directors, Alain Tasma will be presenting "17 Octobre, 1961" ("October 17, 1961"), Jean-Paul Civeyrac will present "A travers la forêt," Emmanuelle Bercot "Backstage," Antony Cordier "Douches froides" ("Cold Showers"), Sophie Fillières "Gentille" ("Nice Girl"), Leila Marrakchi "Marock," Anne Villacèque "Riviera," François Ozon "Le Temps qui reste" (Time to Leave") and Radu Mihaileanu "Va vis et deviens" ("Live and Become"). Fresh from the Venice Film Festival, Philippe Garrel ("Les Amants réguliers") and Laurent Cantet ("Vers le sud" ["Heading South"]) will be in Toronto for the event. Anne Fontaine's latest film "Entre ses mains" will be presented in a North American Premiere; and Roman Polanski's "Oliver Twist" will also be showcased in a Special Presentation. And finally, "Banlieue 13" ("13th District") by Pierre Morel will be screened as part of the Midnight Madness program.
This year's French delegation will be sizeable, with the expected participation of Jeanne Moreau, Emmanuelle Bercot, Fabienne Berthaud, Diane Bertrand, Isabelle Carré, Sophie Fillières, Anne Fontaine, Marie Gillain, Joana Hadjithomas, Charlotte Rampling, Emmanuelle Seigner, Karin Viard, Anne Villacèque, Laurent Cantet, Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Antony Cordier, Patrice Chéreau, Philippe Faucon, Pascal Greggory, Khalil Joreige, Rachid Macharaouwi, Radu Mihaileanu, François Ozon, Cyril Raffaelli, Alain Tasma and Danis Tanovic.

For all further information:
Caroline Aymar, International Press Officer

4, villa Bosquet
75007 Paris
Tel: +33 1 47 53 27 37
Fax: +33 1 47 53 27 44

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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