For the 12th consecutive year, Unifrance is hosting the French Film Days in Budapest in collaboration with the French Embassy, to be held from April 17 through 20, with an extended program this year to include 8 provincial cities.
During the French Film Days, the three most loyal distributors of French films in Hungary will present preview screenings of six French titles that have already been acquired for release in the country: Angel by François Ozon, Caramel by Nadine Labaki, Shall We Kiss? by Emmanuel Mouret (all three titles are released by Budapest Film), Hunting and Gathering by Claude Berri (released by Best Hollywood), Paris by Cédric Klapisch, and Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure by Olivier Jean-Marie (both released by SPI International Hungary).
This year for the first time, the festival is also offering audiences the chance to discover a selection of seven short films: C'est Dimanche! by Samir Guesmi, La Deuxième Vie du Sucrier by Didier Canaux, La Difunta Correa by Nicolas Cambois and Sébastien Gardet, Le Manteau by Orlanda Laforet, Le Mozart des Pickpockets by Philippe Pollet-Villard, Résistance aux Tremblements by Olivier Hems, and La Saint-Festin by Anne-Laure Daffis and Léo Marchand.
Audrey Tautou was recently interviewed by Hungarian journalists in Paris. Ms. Tautou will travel to Hungary for the French Film Days, along with Julie Ferrier, Nadine Labaki, Khaled Mouzannar, Lucy Russell, Olivier Jean-Marie, and the producers Pierre Grunstein and Olivier Berlemont, where they will present their films to local media and audiences.
It is worth noting that the 27 French productions and co-productions released in Hungary in 2007 registered close to 760,000 admissions (including films on continued release from the previous year), claiming a 6.75% share of the theatrical market. The three biggest French successes in recent years are Taxi 4, Arthur and the Minimoys (Arthur and the Invisibles), and La Vie en Rose.