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Festivals & events

06 June 2008 à 13:02

Unifrance gives support to the 5th Tel Aviv French Film Festival

The 5th Tel Aviv French Film Festival will be held from June 10 through 14 this year.

This Unifrance-backed festival is organized by the French Embassy in Israel, with the invaluable participation of Caroline Boneh.

15 films are to be showcased at this event, of which four titles have already found local distributors:
Actrices (Actresses) by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi (United King Films), La Graine et le Mulet (The Secret of the Grain) by Abdellatif Kechiche (United King Films), Paris by Cédric Klapisch (Shapira Films), and Le Renard et l'enfant ((The Fox & the Child) by Luc Jacquet (Lev/Shani Film) will be screened alongside films selected by the Embassy: 99 Francs by Jan Kounen (in his presence), Les Chansons d'amour (Love Songs) by Christophe Honoré, La Clef (The Key) by Guillaume Nicloux, Coupable (Guilty) by Laetitia Masson (in her presence), Darling by Christine Carrière, L'Ennemi intime (Intimate Enemies) by Florent Emilio Siri, J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster (I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster, in the presence of Anna Mouglalis), Les Liens du sang (Rivals) by Jacques Maillot, MR73 by Olivier Marchal (in the presence of Olivia Bonamy), Sagan by Diane Kurys (in her presence, as well as the presence of Sylvie Testud and Pierre Palmade), and Tu peux garder un secret? by Alexandre Arcady (in his presence). These titles will be screened in the Lev and Dizengoff Cinemas, located in the commercial centre of the same name.
As part of the On Set With French Cinema program, Jan Kounen will lead a master class at the University of Tel Aviv, in collaboration with the Beit Berl College, on Sunday June 15. Kounen will present his film 99 Francs to students on Sunday evening. This is the first time that a French filmmaker has traveled to Israel as part of the On Set program, an initiative jointly organized by Unifrance and the French Embassy, with support from with local universities.
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Around 20 French films are released each year in Israel, with results hovering around the 500,000 admissions mark.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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