The Shanghai International Film Festival was held from June 12 through 20, 2010, with a string of international directors present as guests of the event. A major industry event in Asia, this festival once again paid tribute to the leading lights of French cinema.
The festival's 13th edition saw the return of Luc Besson, who served as the first president of the Foreign Jury in 2006. Besson was at this year's festival to present his film The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, in the presence of its lead actress Louise Bourgoin.
On June 12, Besson officially opened the festival and received an honorary award for his outstanding career in filmmaking. A Press Day was held on June 14, organized by the Unifrance Office in Shanghai, in the company of Luc Besson and Louise Bourgoin, which enjoyed significant media coverage. The Chinese release of The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec is slated for August 2010.
Two other great names of French cinema, Léos Carax and Amos Gitaï, joined this year's Official Competition jury. Léos Carax's The Lovers on the Bridge and Amos Gitai's Free Zone were presented during the festival.
French film screenings were also held at the event, including L'Homme de chevet by Alain Monne, The Last Flight by Karim Dridi, Mademoiselle Chambon by Stéphane Brizé, Nous trois by Renaud Bertrand, Skirt Day by Jean-Paul Lilienfeld, and Tomorrow at Dawn by Denis Dercourt.
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