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09 March 2007 à 13:02

Unifrance takes French films around the world

Recap of February 2007


Berlin International Film Festival: Feature films

French films stole the spotlight at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival, with 4 French titles in Competition and a strong French presence in the parallel sections. The following French artists were in Berlin to support their films: François Ozon and Romola Garaï for Angel; Jacques Rivette, Jeanne Balibar, Guillaume Depardieu, and Bulle Ogier for Ne touchez pas la hâche (Don't Touch the Axe); Michel Spinosa and Isabelle Carré for Anna M. ; Olivier Meyrou for Celebration; Julie Delpy for Deux jours à Paris (Two Days in Paris); Camila Guzman Urzua for El Telon de Azucar (The Sugar Curtain); Kevin Aduaka for Elvis Pelvis; Jean-Pierre Améris for Je m’appelle Elisabeth (Call Me Elisabeth); Pascale Ferran and Marina Hands for Lady Chatterley; Rodolphe Marconi for Lagerfeld Confidential; Jeanne Waltz and Isild Le Besco for Pas douce (A Parting Shot); Ron Havilio for Potosi: The Journey; Salif Traoré for La Reine des eaux (Faro: Goddess of the Waters); Maria de Medeiros for Riparo; Vikash Dhorasoo and Fred Poulet for Substitute; Aurélien Gerbault and Frédéric Serve for Tout refleurit (All Blossoms Again); Grégoire Solotareff for U; along with crew members from La Môme (La Vie en Rose) by Olivier Dahan, Les Témoins (The Witnesses) by André Téchiné, Le Cercle des noyés by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd, Deux fois by Jackie Raynal, Dol by Hiner Saleem, Goodbye Bafana by Bille August, Here’s Looking at You, Boy by André Schäfer, Hyazgar (Desert Dream) by Lu Zhang, Irina Palm by Sam Garbaski, La Leon by Santiago Otheguy, Le Lit de la Vierge by Philippe Garrel, and The Other by Ariel Rotter.

Berlin International Film Festival: Short films
Manuel Schapira for Décroche

10th anniversary of European Film Promotion (EFP) in Berlin
Mélanie Laurent was chosen to represent France at the Shooting Stars event held during the Berlin Film Festival.

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York
Marion Cotillard and Olivier Dahan for La Môme (La Vie en Rose), Zabou Breitman for L’Homme de sa vie (The Man of My Life), Denis Dercourt for La Tourneuse de pages (The Page Turner), Sandrine Veysset for Il sera une fois (Once Upon a Tomorrow), Catherine Corsini for Les Ambitieux ( Ambitious), Guillaume Canet for Ne le dis à personne (Tell No One), Bruno Dumont for Flanders, Pascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Barr for Chacun sa nuit (One to Another), Isild Le Besco and Benoît Jacquot for L’Intouchable (The Untouchable), Patrick Grandperret for Meurtrières, Eric Lartigau for Prête-moi ta main (I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single), Philippe Lioret for Je vais bien, ne t’en fais pas, and Francis Veber for La Doublure (The Valet).

Belgrade International Film Festival
Jean-Pascal Hattu for 7 ans (7 Years) and Frédéric Auburtin for Paris, je t’aime.

Festival Fantasporto, Porto: Short films.
Jean-Jacques Joudiau for Le Livre des morts de Belleville

Berlin International Film Festival: Short films
Official awards and independent awards favored French co-productions:
The Other by Ariel Rotter – Silver Bear for Best Director and Best Actor.
Goodbye Bafana by Bille August – Peace Film Prize
Irina Palm by Sam Garbaski –Berliner Morgen Post Award
La Leon by Santiago Otheguy – Special Mention for Directing, Teddy Awards
Décroche by Manuel Schapira – Silver Bear for Best Short Film

Mons International Love Film Festival: Short films
Bonne nuit Malik by Bruno Danan –TV5 World Award
Romance in a Can Festival, Miami: Short films
En Tus Brazos by François-Xavier Goby, Edouard Jouret, and Mathieu Landour – Best Animated Film

Commercial releases

Pascal Bonitzer for the release of Je pense à vous (Made In Paris) in Quebec
Gérard Krawczyk for the release of Taxi 4 in St Petersburg and Moscow, In Russia

Interviews with foreign media representatives in Paris

ARD and Arte (Germany): Mélanie Laurent for the German release of Je vais bien, ne t’en fais pas.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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