Festivals & events
03 February 2011 à 17:36
Unifrance at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival
As is the case each year, Unifrance will pursue its mission to promote French films at the Berlin International Film Festival - 2011, to be held February 10 through 20.
The festival's official selection features two French films, Tales of the Night by Michel Ocelot in the competition section and Service Entrance (The Women on the 6th Floor) by Philippe Le Guay out of competition.
Other French productions to be showcased at Berlin include Late Bloomers by Julie Gavras starring the jury president Isabella Rossellini, which will be presented at a special gala evening; Late Bloomers by Angelo Cianci, which along with Tomboy by Céline Sciamma will be screened in the Panorama section; and The Advocate for Fagdom by Angélique Bosio, screened in the Panorama Dokumente section.
The festival's Forum section features E-Love by Anne Villacèque, Free Hands by Brigitte Sy, and the documentary Lost Land by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd, while the Forum Expanded section will showcase two experimental films, National Movies by Raphaël Grisey and The Host and the Cloud by Pierre Huyghe. A Cat in Paris by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli will be presented in the Generation section.
The official short film competition includes an animated French film by Momoko Seto,PLANET Z, produced by Sacrebleu Productions.
Including all festival sections (Competition, Panorama, Forum, Berlinale Special, Generation, and so forth), French cinema will be represented by 12 feature films produced or majority co-produced by France and one short film.
Unifrance's booth at the Film Market held at the Martin-Gropius-Bau will host 12 French sales companies: Alfama Films Production, Bac Films Distribution, Celluloid Dreams, Coach 14, Coproduction Office (Ex Société Parisienne de Production), Doc & Film International, Les Films du Losange, Funny Balloons, Le Pacte, Pyramide International, UDI - Urban Distribution International, and Wide.
Latest update : 20 April 2011 à 17:36 CEST