The 2006 Venice Film Festival, to be held August 30 through September 9, will be throwing the spotlight on French cinema, with Catherine Deneuve appointed as this year’s festival president.
In keeping with the flavor of this year’s Official Competition, the French selection shows a strong auteur orientation, featuring legendary filmmakers such as Alain Resnais, who will present his new film “Petites Peurs partagées” (aka “Coeurs”), and Benoît Jacquot with his latest film, “L’Intouchable.”
Isabelle Huppert and Jérémie Rénier lead the cast of the Franco-Belgian co-production “Nue propriété” by Joachim Lafosse, while Charlotte Gainsbourg will present “The Golden Door,” a new film by Emmanuel Crialese. Other French co-productions, including “Ces rencontres avec eux” featuring Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, and “Daratt” by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, will compete for this year’s Golden Lion.
Out of Competition, Santiago Amigorena will introduce his debut feature, “Quelques jours en septembre,” starring Juliette Binoche.
The newly created Horizons Section, highlighting new trends in cinema, will include Alain Robbe-Grillet’s latest film, “C’est Gravida qui vous appelle.”
The Critics’ Week Section will open with a screening of Jean-Pierre Darroussin's debut feature, “Le Pressentiment.” Audiences will also have the chance to see other French films including “Rêves de poussière” by Laurent Salgues, “Sept ans” by Jean-Pascal Hattu, “L’Etoile du soldat” by Christophe de Ponfilly, as well as “WWW: What a Wonderful World” by Faouzi Bensaïdi in the Venice Days Section.
At last the section Corto Cortissimo has honoured two French shorts with the presence of the film by Alix Delaporte Comment on freine dans une descente? And the franco -chiliean production Treinta años (Thirty Years) by Nicolás Lasnibat.
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Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST