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Festivals & events

30 November 2007 à 13:02

A rebirth of French culture?

French films have picked up a string of nominations at independent film festivals in the United States.

The Official Selection for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival was announced yesterday. Two French productions feature among titles in the competitive World Cinema section, with I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster by Samuel Benchetrit in the Feature Film section and Durakovo: The Village of Fools by Nino Kirtadze in the Documentary section.
Nominations for the independent film Spirit Awards (the Independent Features Project in Los Angeles) were also unveiled this week. The equivalent of the Academy Awards for independent filmmakers, the Spirit Awards will be presented on the beach in Santa Monica on February 28, 2008.
Five French films are nominated for awards:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (distributed by Miramax): Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
Paranoid Park (IFC Films): Best Feature, Best Director
Two Days in Paris (Samuel Goldwyn Films): Best First Feature
Persepolis (Sony Pictures Classics): Best Foreign Film
Lady Chatterley (Kino International): Best Foreign Film

Author : New York Office

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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