Actively supported by Unifrance, this Francophone Film Festival in Greece was held in Athens from April 15 through 25, 2010.
Produced and organized by the French Institute in Athens and the French Embassy in Greece, with support from Unifrance, the Francophone Film Festival in Greece aims to promote French-language films in Greece and to offer festival-goers the chance to discover 59 films, the majority of which are yet to be released.
This year, Gainsbourg, Vie Héroique by Joann Sfar was screened as festival opener in the presence of the director and this year's festival patron Jean-Paul Gaultier. Richard Berry's film 22 Bullets, starring Jean Reno, closed the event, with a screening held in the presence of Mr. Berry and Mr. Reno.
Once again, the event attracted strong interest this year, with 26,000 spectators turning out for screenings and particularly high audience numbers for the presentation of the Audience Award, which was won by Oceans by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, and the Jury Prize, which went to Ashes and Blood by Fanny Ardant.
The festival also garnered excellent media coverage, in the press (including Le Figaro, Les Cahiers du Cinéma, and Paris Match), on television (including LCI and Canal +), and radio (with, in particular, three direct broadcasts of the program Le Fou du Roi, presented by its host Stéphane Bern.
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