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Festivals & events

09 September 2003 à 13:02

French films put in a strong appearance at Toronto

With 41 French productions and co-productions showcased at the event, France is well represented at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

A sizeable delegation of French artists and professionals are in Toronto for the event, including Emmanuelle Béart, Nathalie Baye, Laetitia Casta, Bruno Dumont, Jacques Doillon, François Dupeyron, Anne Fontaine, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky, Jean-Paul Rappeneau and Omar Sharif.

Jean-Paul Rappeneau's latest film, "Bon Voyage" (US distributor: Sony Classics), has received a warm welcome at the festival, presented in a gala screening September 5. Also to be graced with a gala screening, on September 11, is "Nathalie" by Anne Fontaine (scheduled for release in France January 7, 2004).

This year's TIFF is held within a very favorable context for French films in North America and Canada. Since the month of April, four French titles have carved out fine careers for themselves in theaters across the Atlantic: "Swimming Pool," "Euro Pudding" (aka "The Spanish Apartment"), The Travelling Birds" (aka "Winged Migration") and "The Man on the Train."

"The Travelling Birds" and "The Man on the Train" had been screened for the first time at last year's Toronto Festival, bearing witness to the strategic role played by the event on the international festival calendar.

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Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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