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Unifrance (corporate)

07 September 2007 à 13:02

Unifrance takes French films around the world - August 2007

Unifrance has provided travel assistance to French actors and directors attending the following film festivals:

Locarno International Film Festival (Feature films)
Myriam Aziza for L'An prochain à Jérusalem, Philippe Ramos and Denis Lavant for Capitaine Achab, Carole Laure for La Capture, Pierre Léon and Guillaume Verdier for Guillaume et les sortilèges, Sepideh Farsi for Harat, Samuel Benchetrit and Anna Mouglalis for I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster, Amor Hakkar for La Maison Jaune, Alain Fleischer for Morceaux de Conversations avec Jean-Luc Godard, Philippe Flechaire, Benoît Falize, Jérôme Boury, and Johanna Tschig for Never Sleeps, Sébastien Betbeder, Nathalie Boutefeu, and Adrien Michaux for Nuage, Hiner Saleem, Michel Piccoli, Mylène Demongeot, and Marie Kremer for Beneath the Rooftops of Paris, Hsiao-hsien Hou for Flight of the Red Balloon, and Lech Kowalski for Winners and Losers.

Locarno International Film Festival (Short and Medium Length films)
Céline Maugis for Le Café des Pêcheurs, Eugene Green for Correspondances, Vincent Dieutre for Despues de la revolucion, Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux for L'Inconnu, Pierre Reimer for Modell, Bertrand Bonello for My New Picture, Pierre Coulibeuf for Pavillon Noir, Louis Skorecki for Le Retour des Cinéphiles, Ariane Michel for The Screening, and Clément Cogitore for Visités.

For further information about the Locarno International Film Festival:

Montreal World Film Festival (Feature films)
Sophie Marceau and Christophe Lambert for Trivial, Pascale Ferran for Lady Chatterley, Alain Chabat for I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single, Claude Lelouch and Audrey Dana for Crossed Tracks, Claude Miller for A Secret, and Thomas Lilti for Blindfolded Eyes.

Montreal World Film Festival (Short films)
Olivier Barbier for Les Intestins de la terre.

For further information about the 31st Montreal World Film Festival:

Telluride Film Festival (Feature films)
Barbet Schroeder for Terror’s Advocate.

Edinburgh International Film Festival (Feature films)
Christophe Honoré for Love Songs, Julie Gavras for Blame It On Fidel, Gela Babluani for The Legacy, Eric Barbier, and Olga Kurylenko for The Snake, Julie Delpy, Albert Delpy, and Marie Pillet for Two Days in Paris.

Nenzing d'Alpinale Film Festival (Short films)
Pierre Renverseau for Niort/Aubagne.

As the Venice International Film Festival opened on August 30, we will report on this event in our September review.


Wroclaw Era New Horizons Festival  (Feature films)
Potosi: The Journey by Ron Havillo - Grand Prize.

Locarno International Film Festival (Feature films and Short films)
Capitaine Achab by Philippe Ramos – Best Direction
Beneath the Rooftops of Paris by Hiner Saleem – Best Actor for Michel Piccoli
La Maison Jaune by Amor Hakkar – Ecumenical Jury Prize
Ménagerie Intérieure by Nadège de Benoît-Luthy - Leopard of Tomorrow in the National Competition

Montreal World Film Festivall (Feature films and Short films)
A Secret by Claude Miller - Grand Prize of the Americas
1 Journée by Jacob Berger – Best Direction
DP75 - Tartina City by Issa Serge Coelo – Innovation Award
Bonne Nuit Malik by Bruno Danan – FIPRESCI Prize for a Short Film

Grants provided to support the commercial release of films:

Christophe Honoré for the release of Love Songs in the UK, Julie Gavras for the release of Blame It On Fidel in the UK, Pascale Ferran for the release of Lady Chatterley in Quebec, Marion Cotillard and Olivier Dahan for the release of La Vie en Rose in Japan, Alain Chabat for the release of I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single in Quebec, Eric Barbier and Olga Kurylenko for the release of The Snake in the UK, Julie Delpy for the release of Two Days in Paris in the UK.

Interviews with foreign media in France

The Frankfurter Rundschau (daily newspaper), the radio station RFI Germany, and a freelance journalist interviewed Coline Serreau for the German release of St Jacques... La Mecque. The director received the journalists at her own home for an afternoon of interviews.
To coincide with the selection of The Girl Cut in Two and Romance of Astrea and Celadon at the Venice Film Festival, the monthly magazine Vanity Fair Italy held an interview with Benoit Magimel and Cécile Cassel for a series of feature articles.

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