French cinema travels to Mexico

Unifrance is hosting the 5th Cine Frances de Mexico from November 8 through 15, 2007.

Twelve French feature films acquired by Mexican distributors will be presented in
premiere screenings at the Cinépolis Diana multiplex: The Stone Council (in the
presence of its director Guillaume Nicloux), Trivial by Sophie Marceau, The Valet
by Francis Veber (in the presence of the actress Alice Taglioni), Twisted Souls
by Cheyenne Carron (in the presence of the actor Vincent Martinez), Blame It On
by Julie Gavras, Priceless by Pierre Salvadori, Call Me Elisabeth (in the
presence of its director Jean-Pierre Améris), Molière (in the presence of its
director Laurent Tirard), La Vie en Rose by Olivier Dahan, My Best Friend by
Patrice Leconte (in the presence of the actress Julie Durand), Quand j'étais
by Xavier Giannoli (in the presence of the actress Christine Citti), and
The Snake by Eric Barbier.
A Mexican short film, selected by Imcine, will be screened prior to each feature
As is the case each year, press junkets will be held at the event with Mexican
media representatives.
For the first time this year, the On Set with French Cinema program will be held
in association with the festival, with Guillaume Nicloux leading a master class
with film students from the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC) on Friday, November 9.
This festival provides an opportunity to build on close ties developed with local
authorities since the creation of the Acapulco French Film Festival ten years
ago. The event is organized in collaboration with the Cinépolis multiplexes, the
distributor Cinemas Nueva Era, Imcine, the French Embassy in Mexico City, and the
The Mexican market is one of Latin America's most important territories. Since 2001, results in cinemas continue to climb, with French films attracting over 3 million spectators for the 31 titles released on Mexican screens in 2006.


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