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Festivals & events

15 June 2009 à 16:31

Brazil once again welcomes French cinema

For its second consecutive year, Unifrance is hosting a French Film Panorama in Brazil, held from June 16 to 22 in São Paulo and from June 19 to 25 in Rio de Janeiro.

This event will present six French films that have been acquired by local distributors: Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) by Christophe Barratier, L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) by Olivier Assayas, Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (I’ve Loved You So Long) by Philippe Claudel, Mesrine: L'instinct de mort (Mesrine: Part 1 - Death Instinct) and Mesrine: L'ennemi public n°1 (Mesrine: Part 2 - Public Enemy #1) by Jean-François Richet, Paris by Cédric Klapisch, and Welcome by Philippe Lioret. Another film, which has yet to find a buyer in Brazil, Michel Hazanavicius’s OSS 117, Rio ne répond plus (OSS 117 - Lost in Rio) will also be showcased at the Panorama.
French artists present at the event, including Christophe Barratier, Charles Berling, Vincent Cassel, Cédric Klapisch, Gilles Lellouche, Philippe Lioret, and Elsa Zylberstein, will take part in discussions with audiences after each screening and will also meet with Brazilian media representatives.

The 2009 French Film Panorama in Brazil will open in São Paulo on Tuesday, June 16, with a screening of Paris and Welcome at the Reserva Cultural Cinema. The following day, Unifrance will take part in a special evening event celebrating the “Best of French Creation,” organized by Ubifrance to coincide with Fashion Week.
The first episode of Mesrine will open the Panorama in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, June 19, at the Odeon Petrobras Cinema. A delegation of French producers will accompany the artistic delegation in this city, and will take part in professional meetings.

At the same time as the Panorama event, Unifrance is also organizing two On Set with French Cinema programs, one led by Christophe Barratier and the other led by Cédric Klapisch, at the São Paulo Arts and Communication School and the Cinema Center in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2008, 42 French films hit movie screens in Brazil, registering over 2 million admissions.

Contact : Grégory Fleuriet

Latest update : 15 September 2009 à 16:31 CEST

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